The Secret garden library for kids in Vitacura, Santiago

Last week a friend let me into a tip that I’m going to share with all you expat mums in Santiago. Hidden behind a busy road in a less than glam district of Vitacura is a secret oasis of calm. The Casa de los Matta is a wonderful little retreat in the heart of the city’s traffic and chaos, and…
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Buying kids shoes in Chile: Children’s shoe size conversion charts and …

Today I nearly threw my computer out of the window. I’d been trying to buy shoes for my child online and couldn’t figure out the sizing. Why does every country insist on different sizing systems? To mess with our minds? To make us buy more shoes because, let’s face it, we’ll never have the time or the energy to return…
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The ultimate family friendly nature retreat just 90 minutes from Santiago

We’ve been here four months but up until last weekend we still hadn’t left Santiago. I’m pregnant and have had my fair share of baby bump issues and I was too scared to travel very far. Besides, we also have two preschoolers and long road trips with the kids are never fun. So we booked a last minute weekend away…
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10 reasons why Santiago de Chile is a great place to live

I’ve been contacted by a few people looking to move to Santiago, Chile and asking about life here. Sure, not everything’s perfect, and we had a rough start to our move, but compared to anywhere else I’ve lived Chile has got to be the one of the best yet in terms of quality of life. Yes, there are things here…
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Ticking the right box: the full time ‘expat spouse’ job

Expat mums, expat spouses, expat partners – do you work? Recently friend asked me what I did for a living and I replied, ‘I move countries’. I’ve moved countries five times in the last five years and assisted my husband with a short term move to Nigeria in between. Goodness knows how many times I’ve moved from hotel to temporary apartment…
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