Day trip to Valparaiso

Last weekend we headed to Valparaiso. In case you’re new to Chile, Valparaiso is a lovely port town, located an hour and a half’s drive from Santiago. Valparaiso isn’t just a holiday resort, but a place of life, of history, culture and art. In the 19th century, it served as a major port within Latin America, and became known affectionately…
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Where to shop for food and groceries in Santiago, Chile

I’ve had a few queries about where to buy food and other groceries in Santiago. While I buy most of my basics through online app Cornershop (free delivery when you join their ‘Pop’ programme), and it’s been a while since I’ve been in a bricks and mortar supermarket, Santiago grocery shopping is still one big treasure hunt. While I’ve touched…
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Ambrosia – Italian Chilean fusion for a romantic date night

My kids are both sick and I’m reminiscing about my last date night a zillion years ago. With a reservation made just a couple of hours previous, we headed off to Ambrosia. The setting is so romantic, and if it weren’t starting to get a little chilly we would definitely be fighting for a seat among couples in its beautiful…
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My favourite pubs with rooms in Yorkshire

Like most Expaters, I’m a city girl. I love the shops, bars and nightlife that come with urban life. Having said that, I do yearn for the clean air of the country and a piece of me will always call rural Yorkshire home. Right now, a Yorkshire town is my temporary home and as we kiss farewell to a very…
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An insider’s guide to the best restaurants in London

Street food galore, hipster diners, Michelin star fine dining. London is a foodie’s heaven. But not for everyone. As an Expater, you don’t have time to research the best restaurants in town, and besides there are so many new places that you just can’t agree among friends. In any case, the reservation waiting list is six months long and you’ll…
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Foodie Antwerp

I’m the fussiest eater and a sucker for a wacky diet (I once took advice from a ‘doctor’ and avoided blue food). As a near vegan married to a whisky slurping carnivore dining out can be tricky, but in Antwerp that’s because there is so much choice. You won’t have much time to eat here though. You’ll be whizzing round…
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