Expatriate relocation: what to pack in your hand and hold luggage

Last week I listed items that I wished I’d packed in my container before I moved. This got me thinking about things which I should have kept in my suitcase with me for the journey. After a flight from hell and a super chaotic move into our apartment, I’ve learnt the hard way about what to keep in my hand…
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Day out with the kids in Santiago – the Museo Interactivo Mirador

A few weeks ago we headed with the kids to the MIM – the Museo Interactivo Mirador. If you struggle for ideas to keep your children entertained, add this place to your list. Not to be confused with the more centrally located Museo Interactivo Audiovisual, the MIM is about half an hour’s drive from the centre of Santiago. For any…
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The best wine tour in the world, 90 minutes from Santiago

Stop press! If you like wine and you live in Santiago please stop what you’re doing and block out a day trip in your diary. Right now. Casa Marin is an award winning boutique winery just an hour and a half’s drive from the city and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Whether you’re a bonafide wine snob or an…
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What should I pack when moving to Chile?

Lots of people moving to Chile ask what to stock up on before their big move. While it’s silly to go overboard and it’s always wise to check the country’s import regulations, there are still items my friends and I wish we’d packed before we came. I did compile a list of items to pack before any expat move, but…
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Fork – grocery shopping for lazy gourmets in Santiago

Last week on a stroll through Vitacura I stumbled on a wonderful grocery store. Perhaps grocery store isn’t the right word. More like paradise for lazy, but fussy gluttons like me. ‘Fork‘ has three branches across the city (Lo Barnechea, Providencia and since April 2018 Vitacura) with a mission to provide the best local, natural produce. All the best local,…
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