Spanish Culture and Language, travel

7 Favorite Spots in Chile

What’s your favorite type of landscape? Beach? Forest? Glacier? Desert? Urban? Rural? Lake? River? Mountains? The long narrow strip of land that is Chile contains them all. Atacama Desert (flamingoes) Neruda’s Home near the sea, “Isla” Negra Andes Mountains (view from our former apartment in Santiago) Punta Arenas (penguins) Taking advantage of the December warm season, […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Women Writers Winning

Who are the best writers in the world? In other words, how on earth do they decide the author to give the Nobel Prize for Literature? Well, writing in a European language gives a decided boost to your text getting considered. Historically, French is number one, English is number 3, and Spanish is number 4 […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Chilean Poetry

What is it about Chile that produces such world class writers? Chilean poets Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda won Nobel Prizes for literature; the first in 1945 and the second in 1971. Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American to win the prize. Is it Chile’s varied landscape, from desert to glaciers, from mountains to […]

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