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Chile Trip Links

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Local News and Current Events

La Tercera Online Edition
Daily Chilean newspaper featuring articles on local and national news as well as culture and events. Written in Spanish, this is a good place to start if you have advanced Spanish language skills.

Chile Journal
Sponsored through worldnews.com, this website offers articles in English concerning Chile as well as other South American countries.

El Mercurio del Valparaiso
El Mercurio is an online newspaper based out of Valparaiso. Text is in Spanish.

The Santiago Times
A Chilean newspaper focusing exclusively on national events. Text is in English.


Art and Culture

Artmage
Artmage is a fine arts link that advertises local exhibitions and has some online collections.

Multimedia Archive: Collección Virtual de Patrimonio Artistico y Arquitectónico Chileno y Latin Americano
This is a multimedia collection of art from Chilean and Latin American artists and architects. The site includes visual images and descriptions of the art and artists in Spanish.

Pepe's Chile
The link brings you to a page covering Chile's national dance, the cueca. The blog, written by a missionary, offers an interesting mix of information on Chilean culture and facts.

Centre for Intercultural Learning
Sponsored by the Canadian government, this website looks at Chilean culture from the standpoint of a native Chilean who has moved to Canada and a native Canadian who has lived in Chile. Many of the questions they cover relate to working in Chile, but all the responses offer interesting insight into the culture.


Travel Guides and General Info

Wikitravel: Chile
Information on Chile designed specifically for travelers by Wikipedia. It offers a quick glance at a diverse range of topics including history, cultural norms, and traditional foods.

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a great place to start reading about your destination and contains helpful information for travelers. Search for information on Chile or on Valparaiso more specifically.

Footprint Travel Guide: Chile
This travel guide offers a brief overview of Chilean history, culture and city specific information. Click on the link to get more information about Valparaiso, a city outside of Santiago where the group will spend the majority of their time.


Topic Specific Links

Isabel Allende
This is the homepage of the Chilean-author Isabel Allende. Allende has published 20 books and is recognized around the world for her literary contributions.

YMCA Valparaiso, Chile
Official website of the Valparaiso YMCA. See photos of the facility and brush up on your YMCA lingo in Espanola.

Vina Del Mar
Vina Del Mar is one of the wealthier communities near Valparaiso that you will be visiting.

Traveling in Chile
This website, sponsored by the Chilean Embassy in the US, provides news, stats, and interesting articles connected to the country.

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