A great source of cultural information about Chile comes from foreigners (gringos) living in Chile that take the time to record their cultural observations. The following blogs are written by expats living in Chile and offer great insights into Chile and Chilean culture.
Eileen Smith is an expat living in Santiago. She is a prolific writer and blogs about her cultural observations on her blog bearshapedsphere.blogspot.com as well as on other blogs like nileguide.com.
Eileen writes with a twist of humor so you’ll both learn new things about life in Chile and smile while you’re at it.
Cachando Chile: Reflections on Chilean Culture
Margaret Snook has lived in Chile since 1991. Her blog overflows with beautiful pictures of Chile, the people, and snapshots of daily life. You’ll feel like you are actually in Chile as she shares her insights into both Chilean current events and items of cultural significance.
Read Margaret’s blog at: cachandochile.com or her food and wine blog at: tastingchile.wordpress.com.
Jim Stuart, a North American anthropologist living in Chile, offers very detailed and researched articles about Chilean food and all its quirks and nuances. You’ll find recipes for Chilean foods and the historical perspective of why Chileans eat what they do.
See Jim’s “Eating Chilean” blog here: eatingchile.blogspot.com.
Eat Wine Blog
Liz Caskey is a culinary expert with a vast array of knowledge about Chilean foods, wine, and culture. She runs a successful culinary tour business and is the author of an excellent Food Guide to Santiago.
Liz shares recipes, food observations, and snippets of life in Chile on her blog. She is well traveled and you’ll also find information on her blog about neighboring Latin American countries.
Read the Eat Wine Blog here: eatwineblog.com.
Do you have a favorite blog about Chile? Please share it.
Thanks Pepe for including Cachando Chile in this list! I’d like to ask a favor, however. Could you please change the link to http://www.cachandochile.com? I’m in the process of launching (hopefully soon) a new (and improved!) version of the blog with the new url. If someone goes there today, they get bounced to the current site, so this way readers will always be able to find the latest reflections on Chile!
Thanks for your good work!
Margaret at Cachando Chile.
@Margaret – You’re welcome! I’ve updated the link to your new address.