Chile: Through Local Eyes

. 🇬🇧 Take me back! Take me back to breakfasts on the balcony, watching the endless sea, listening to the singing of birds, and the sound and feel of the peaceful breeze waking me up. 🌿 . . . 🇪🇸 Llévame de vuelta! Llévame de vuelta a esos desayunos en el balcón, observando el mar interminable, escuchando el cantar de los pájaros, y el sonido y la sensación del viento tranquilo despertándome. 🌿 . . Taken in: Villa Tres Cocos 🥥 CURAÇAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 🇨🇼 . #Travel #Explore #Wanderlust #Happy #Love #Beautiful #picoftheday #Photooftheday #Neverstopexploring #agameoftones #thisiscuracao #girldiscoverers #motivadasdeviaje #travelgram #instapassport #curacao #instatravel #rightnowincuracao #caribbean #sea #nature #caribe #curacaotb #ladiesgoneglobal #travelblogger #fodorsonthego #instagood #natgeotravelerlatam #viajar #beautifuldestinations

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Chandni

Where are you originally from?​
Chile

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Friendly and resilient

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
5 – it is spoken more in Santiago, the capital, not so much in the rest of the country

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Cachai – do you understand? Get it?

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Hola/Gracias/Por favor/Lo siento

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Both! Chileans are laid back during the day, party people at night, especially weekends

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Best food is Empanadas and churros. Weirdest food is mote con huesillo (it’s a drink). Definitely try the completo (Chilean hot dog)!

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Best local drink is Pisco Sour.

How is breakfast served in your country?
Usually bread with cheese and avocado, or eggs. With a juice.

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Festival de Viña del Mar, or La Tirana in the north of the country (where I am from).

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Football (soccer) all the way!

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Extreme sports like paragliding, rock climbing, sand boarding, and motor cross

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
A trip to Patagonia, no doubt. And San Pedro de Atacama.

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
None that comes to mind. People are very open.

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
San Pedro de Atacama, especially during the desierto florido when the desert blooms with flowers. It’s a rare and unique event that only happens in few places in the world.

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Humbertone in the north, it’s an abandoned town (so called ghost town).

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Iquique in the north!

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Santiago is the capital and there’s more things to see for a short visit, and can go from there to the vineyards.

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Geographically diverse

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
15-20 days would be best. It’s a long and spread out country.

When is the best time to visit?
For Patagonia it’s november, otherwise March is good. Not too hot nor too cold.

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
It is the longest country in the world.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
That “it’s chilly in Chile”

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Yes! Been to 40 countries so far. I have too many favourites, but I love the diversity of Europe and South America of course!

Why do you love traveling?
I want to explore every corner of our planet, the different cultures, languages and the people. I love learning and the best way to do it is to get out of our comfort zone and just live! The world is too big to stay in one place.

ABOUT CHANDNI

Instagram: @symphonyofcolour
Website/Blog: My website is still under development but I will share my photography and blog here: ChandniBharwani.weebly.com
E-mail: cabhar@live.com