Chile’s Independence Day

September 18th, septiembre dieciocho, is a big day- it’s Independence Day! And, seeing as Chileans will snatch any opportunity to have a party, they made no exception. Between Sept. 13th and Sept. 22nd, there is no school and many businesses are closed. It’s a 10-day holiday. The entire town is covered with the red, white […]

How to successfully enter Chile

Traveling always comes with a price. Maybe it’s an uncomfortable sleeping arrangement, maybe it’s a mechanical complication or maybe it’s delay. When I flew into Chile, I had a bunch of connecting flights: RDU > DCA > DFW > SCL. My first flight out of North Carolina left around 2:00 p.m. and I arrived in […]