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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Chile through its finest exports. From captivating films and enchanting books to mouth-watering cuisine and essential key phrases, our guide will prepare you for an unforgettable holiday in this awe-inspiring country. Discover the heart and soul of Chile before you even set foot on its soil. Let the journey begin!

Watch 📺

The 2016 biopic "Neruda" follows the life of poet Pablo Neruda and his wife Dalia, who go into hiding due to his controversial political views during the 1940s and 1950s. The film features scenes from Valparaíso, Santiago, and the mountainous Araucanía Region. 

"The Motorcycle Diaries," based on the book of the same name, chronicles the journey of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his friend from Buenos Aires, through Patagonia, up to Valparaíso and the Atacama Desert, and into Peru.

The 2004 film "Machuca" captures the human story behind the violent rule of General Pinochet, following a working-class schoolboy who develops a friendship with a more privileged student from a very different background. This tale of political divide and class differences between the two boys earned a nomination for Best Iberoamerican Film at the 2005 Ariel Awards.

Read 📖

"Chile: Travels in a Thin Country" by Sara Wheeler is a travelogue that offers an engaging and insightful journey through Chile, delving into its diverse landscapes, culture, and people. Wheeler's vivid descriptions of her experiences make it an excellent read for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in the country's beauty and complexity.

"The House of the Spirits" by Chilean author Isabel Allende is a captivating novel that explores Chilean history and society through the lens of magical realism. Set against a backdrop of political turmoil, the story follows the Trueba family over several generations, providing readers with a profound understanding of Chilean culture and identity.

Taste 😋

Perfect for when you're feeling a bit under the weather, cazuela is a hearty broth made with large pieces of beef or chicken, corn-on-the-cob, squash, and potatoes. Chileans typically eat the broth first, followed by the solid ingredients. While Chile is renowned for its excellent variety of wines, you might want to try something else beloved by the locals: the terremoto. This traditional cocktail, made of white wine, pineapple ice cream, and grenadine, is sure to awaken your taste buds!

Listen 🎶

Welcome to the soul-stirring sounds of Chile, where the music reflects the diverse landscapes and resilient spirit of this South American gem. From the heartfelt ballads of Victor Jara to the rhythmic beats of Ana Tijoux and the contemporary flair of Javiera Parra, these artists encapsulate the variety of influences that make up the Chilean musical mosaic. 

Say 🗣️

El Carrete’ – In Chile, you can't miss out on the culture of "El Carrete," which is what Chileans call a party.

‘Huaso’ - Unlike the cowboys in Argentina who call themselves gauchos, Chilean cowboys are known as huasos. If you're fortunate enough to visit the Chilean countryside, you might get the chance to visit a ranch and see the huasos in action!

‘Luca’ - "Una luca" means 1,000 pesos. To impress the locals, use this phrase when shopping in the local markets.

‘Cachai?’ - Chileans use this phrase frequently, and it means "Am I right?" or "Do you know what I mean?" It's commonly used at the end of statements, and you'll impress any Chilean by using it correctly. 

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