Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

Chile’s Natural Paradise

Chile is a long, thin country that goes from deserts and mountains to lakes and even icebergs. When my husband and I spent a year there, we made sure to cover the major zones south to north. We lived in Santiago and made weekend trips to see what Chile had to offer. There are 36 […]

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Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

Chilean Life South to North

Hmmm, must be time for a break. I think that’s what it means when I mistakenly publish an empty post. This essay will be complete next week. It is winter in Chile right now. This time of year, we would go to the northern desert to warm up!   Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! Olé!

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Chile, Living Abroad, Spanish Culture and Language

Don’t Stand So…

Don’t stand so close to me… Personal space differs from country to country. In the United States we tend to prefer a large amount of space between us and strangers. In general the distance is an arm’s length or more (see photo of grocery shoppers in New York). When we lived in Chile, we were […]

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