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From Rio Calle Calle to Lago Pirihueico

Now that a hard-surfaced byway has been opened from Valdivia directly east to Los Lagos, a superb road trip across the spectacular 14th Region of Chile, the Región de los Rios, is a journey worth taking. Valdivia is a special city, partly because the Spanish settlement, founded in 1552, was subsequently

Loanco, fishing village on the Maule coast

Loanco; A Story of Give and Take with the Sea

With the first light of day the residents of the small fishing village of Loanco walked from where they had taken refuge a few hours earlier, over the hill to a spot where they could see their small town below.  Their worst fears were realized:

Loanco crabs Photo: DJoslyn

Surf and Turf in Chanco and Loanco

January is a most colorful and productive time in the coastal area of central Chile where the two poor but proud villages of Chanco and Loanco by some stroke of fate find themselves. The long beach that runs between the poor fishing vilage of Loanco

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HOME AGAIN

HOME AGAIN Our annual arrival at Chile’s main international airport in Pudahuel, on the outskirts of Santiago, after all these years has become pretty routine. The efficient document revision in the immigration hall, purchase of two large bottles of single malt scotch in the duty

Chile in Manhattan

Chile in Manhattan There are two places in New York City where you can experience Chile. I had heard about both of them, so recently when Ximena and I had a day to explore Manhattan, we decided to check them out. Tucked away on the

Maria, in front of her temporary restaurant "Las Rocas" (October 2010)

Las Rocas

When the February 2010 tsunami washed inland over much of the small fishing village of Loanco, in the Maule province of south central Chile, many homes were totally destroyed, the fishermen lost all of their boats, motors, and nets, and even their new tractor for

Mussels in the market

MUSSELS REVISITED

  Why is the mussel relegated to “second class” status on dining tables in Chile, and virtually ignored in writings of Chile’s leading poet Pablo Neruda? We made this query in an earlier posting entitled “What’s Wrong With Mussels, Neruda?”  As was expected (and hoped

What’s Wrong with Mussels, Neruda?

Pablo Neruda loved the sea, and wine, and food, and women. But there is something fishy about Neruda; he did not write about mussels, and he should have. Neruda wrote poems about almost everything, Odes to a beautiful nude, a fallen chestnut, the tomato, laziness,