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The Legend of Casillero Del Diablo

Casillero del Diablo, Concha y Toro Winery, Chile

Have you heard the legend of Casillero del Diablo? It’s a story that takes place in a dark wine cellar in the Chilean countryside. A story that goes back to a long, long time ago. A few weeks back, I learned about Casillero del Diablo and was enticed by its mystery. Curious to find out more, I traveled out to the countryside and went to the very spot where this old tale takes place...

The Best Wineries to Visit in Chile

There are so many reasons travelers come to Chile: unique wildlife, stunning nature, wild adventure sports and most importantly -- delicious wine. That’s right, Chile is one of the top wine producers in the world, exporting roughly 2 billion dollars of wine in 2017. Its prestigious reputation in the wine industry draws in people from around the world.

Best Places to Eat in Santiago

Are you planning a trip to Santiago? If so, then get your taste buds ready! Santiago, Chile is full of delicious, trendy restaurants that offer a wide variety of international and national dishes. I’ve been living in Santiago for several years now and have had the chance to check out a lot of great places to eat. Here’s a guide to some of the best:

7 Types of Chilean Bread You Need to Try

sopaipillas

When visiting Chile, if you feel like you’re seeing panaderias (bakeries) on almost every block and are wondering if your mind is playing tricks on you, it’s not. Chileans are the second biggest bread consumers in the world, after the Germans, with each person putting away an average of anywhere between 86 and 95 kilograms of bread a year.

Try Chile's classic hot dog for "Completo Day"!

In Chile, May 24th can only mean one thing: it’s Dia de Completo, or Completo Day!

What is a completo? It’s Chile’s favorite kind of dog - hot dog, that is.

Just as with cities like Chicago and New York, which have their own quintessential versions of hotdogs in the “Chicago Dog” or the “New York hotdog”, the completo is Chile’s classic fast food ‘dog, although they’re a little more lenient with swapping out toppings.

These 10 Regional Dishes are Chile's Go-To Winter Fare

cordero al palo

It may be heading toward summer in the northern hemisphere, but down in the southern half of the world, winter has getting ready to set in, and nothing helps people get through the long, cold days and nights better than some hearty seasonal foods and beverages using delicious native ingredients and recipes passed down from generation to generation. 

Get to know Puerto Natales - The Gateway to Torres del Paine

Hotel on Puerto Natales Waterfront

Known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, the town of Puerto Natales may seen by many as a quick stopover before heading off into the surrounding wilderness in search of adventure and natural wonder, but taking a few days to explore the town and its immediate surroundings offers a glimpse into the diverse and fascinating history and culture of this part of Patagonia.

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