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Artequin: arty fun for kids in Santiago

Before I had kids I would happily spend a day wandering around art galleries. I love the way art questions our belief systems, gets us thinking differently, inspires us to change. I’d like my kids to feel the same. But I don’t love art enough to rush through white spaces, being shushed at by attendants as my monsters rampage past…
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Time out with an Expater in Manila

Going to the Philippines? Many travellers forego the capital for its lush islands, but it’s an opportunity wasted if you know where to look. Meet Mei, a Filipino repat who’s lived in Cambodia and Bangladesh, but now calls Manila home. Here she shares her top tips on life in the intoxicating, chaotic and wholeheartedly charming city. Manila for foodies Firstly…
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Beauty hacks for the expat woman

After my last post on getting makeup ready in a rush, I’ve had a few Expaters get in touch for more beauty tips. I’m not a makeup pro, I’m no #instabeauty, but I do know a thing or two about getting ready with three screaming kids clinging to my ankles. Here are a few of my fave quick fixes, hacks and…
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Trip to the Granjaventura petting farm

Last month we visited a petting farm and playground in Santiago called Granjaventura. If your kid likes animals or needs space to run around, I’d thoroughly recommend it. It’s based in La Reina district, about 10 minutes by car from Las Condes. The main attraction was of course the animals. We saw ponies, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks… You can buy…
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Expert beauty tips for looking fab in five

We’ve all been there. You’ve been up since 5.30am, changing, feeding, changing, feeding… then somehow it’s 2pm. Finally you rush out of the door quicker than Indiana Jones with fed and clean(ish) kids. Hoorah! Then you catch yourself in the mirror… You look like sh*t. And now you feel it too. Of course children’s bellies should take priority over mascara,…
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