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Santiago Carnaval Report. Dancers and Cuchiflies and Chaya, oh my!

At any event in Chile, you are sure to find people selling something. Some of these people live...
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New-to-me Santiago Feria Report

Oh, the feria. If there's a constant in my life, and you are also in my life, you know I live by...
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In Which Our Protagonist Makes the Most Out of Coconut

What's in a coconut? Several things conspired to make this event happen. First, a friend recently...
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Street Spellcheck. What the Fock?

When I was living in DC, I worked at a publishing company, writing business-to-business compliance...
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How to learn to love a new flavor, experiences with boldo tea

Before living in Latin America, I could probably count the number of times I'd drunk tea on...
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New-to-me Santiago Feria Report

Oh, the feria. If there's a constant in my life, and you are also in my life, you know I live by the feria. Cheaper fruit and veg, no long lines, and truthfully, it's just one of the joys for me of living in Chile. I am still mid-snafu re: stomach, so most of what...

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In Which Our Protagonist Makes the Most Out of Coconut

What's in a coconut? Several things conspired to make this event happen. First, a friend recently was complaining that you can't get fresh coconut in Santiago. Not true, I cried! And then set out to find them, and find them I did, in the Vega, in my case, in the...

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Street Spellcheck. What the Fock?

When I was living in DC, I worked at a publishing company, writing business-to-business compliance manuals and newsy bits about environmental law. It was a pretty big office, maybe 60-80 people, and there was a core group of folks that I would make coffee-machine...

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The Great Election Walk of 2016, in Santiago, Chile

Though it may seem strange if you are from the US or many other countries, where only citizens are given the right to vote, once you have been in Chile as a legal resident for five years (including one-year visas), you are automatically folded into the rolls of...

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