Thursday, August 6, 2020

Chilean Sea Bass? It’s Made Up!

Go to Korea and ask for Korean BBQ. You'll be directed to a bulgogi restaurant. Go to France and ask for French fries. You'll be directed to a gourmet restaurant called McDonald's. Go to Chile...

Colchagua Valley, Chile: Carmenere Wine Tasting Guide

Looking for delicious reds? Hop in a rental and head two hours south of Santiago to Colchagua Valley. Surrounding the town of Santa Cruz, you will find more wineries than days in a month. Day...

Sheraton Santiago: Come for the Convenience, Stay for the Donuts

The Sheraton Santiago was the perfect launching spot for my wine adventure and for seeing Santiago. Doubling as a convention center, the Sheraton was bustling with people from morning to night.

Wine Tasting in Santiago, Chile

Getting There: From the Sheraton Santiago, take Line 1 from Pedro de Valdivia to Tobalaba, then take Line 4 to Las Mercedes. From there, hail a taxi to get you to the wineries.  I came to...

Sky Airline: A Discount Airline with a Wood Finish

Move over Southwest. There's another discount carrier in town. Well, not in your town but in Chile. For $50 per person, I flew Sky Airline from Calama (the nearest airport to San Pedro, Chile) to...

Priority Club Calama, Chile: No More Paying for Toilets!

Priority Pass lounges and I have a love/hate relationship. I love that they are available when I need to sleep after a flight is cancelled. (see Priority Pass: Lima, Peru). I hate when the food is repulsive.

Chile Border Crossing, San Pedro, Llama Burgers, Airport Transfer to Calama

Crossing borders over land versus air is always interesting. I have only done it a few times (USA to Mexico/Canada, Romania to Bulgaria, Bosnia to Croatia, to name a few.)‎ After the Bolivian salt flats...

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (Day 3): Geysers, Hot Springs, and Chile

For those just joining, here's what you've missed: Day 1: The extraordinary adventure of the salt flats and the salt hotel. Day 2: Driving around in the Land Cruiser taking in the scenery. Now back to the...
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