Probably the best cafe in Santiago?

This is probably my favourite cafe in Santiago. Chances are it’s yours too. I held off writing about this place for sometime, because quite frankly everyone knows this place. But in case you’re new in town, or have been living down a rabbit hole, then allow me to enlighten you. Quinoa is a charming, sun drenched oasis of calm in…
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The best play cafes in Santiago

Recently we’ve been making use of Santiago’s fabulous play cafes. In case you’re new to the concept: you pay an entrance fee per child so they can play in a safe zone full of toys for an unlimited time. If you’re lucky you’ll get a moment of peace to yourself to enjoy a coffee, catch up on emails or chat…
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The most instagrammable breakfast cafe in Santiago?

Last week was fun, but sad. A friend who helped me immensely when I first moved to Chile is moving back to the UK. She’d organised a breakfast meet up for a few girlfriends and I reckon she chose the most instagrammable cafe in Santiago. It’s called Botanica Bistro and is just across the corner from the Casa Costanera mall…
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Home from home – a top play cafe for kids in Santiago

We currently have two homes in Chile. We’ve just about settled into our apartment. Allow me to show you around our second residence… MoMo Coffee and Play is a new play cafe for children which opened in the Las Condes district of Santiago about six months ago. The owner is a big, black, hairy friendly guy after whom the cafe…
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Top tea rooms and cafés in York

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a tea obsessive. I’m actually a certified tea taster, for what that’s worth. I drink tea with friends and when enjoying time alone, to wake me up and to help me sleep. Needless to say, I’ve drunk my fair share of brews in my time here in York. Here are my top tearooms…
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Bettys Tea Rooms, York: An English tradition with local magic

Visitors to York would be forgiven for thinking that Bettys is a tourist trap. A review by a renowned food critic mocked Bettys for its clever marketing. Walk past the horrendous queues snaking around the square, listen to the mix of languages among its diners and you might walk straight back out in search of something more authentically local. Please…
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Health Boosters for the Tired Expat

Jet lag, stress, fast food, little exercise, poor sleep and barely any fresh air. The initiation into an expat journey isn’t always the healthiest. While there is no substitute for the real immune booster game changers (a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, daily exercise and a full night’s sleep), the following potions have really helped me on my travels: India – Chyawanprash. Legend goes…
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