Working remotely from Chile, Part II

Second working day (check my previous post) and I found an excellent place. In the neighborhood of Providencia, east side of the city, there’s a small shopping center call “Drugstore”. I know it’s confusing but it’s not literally a drugstore, it’s a place full of shops. Maybe in the past the place had an important drugstore but today there are restaurants, cafeterias, handicraft shops, etc.

There’s a place called “Te Verde” with very good coffee and a long table where you can plug your computer and work from there.

Quick note, if you have Diabetes like me, they have a “Kuchen” (an old bakery piece of cake originally from Germany) without sugar. Yes, without sugar. It’s also possible to ask for lunch, most of the alternatives include vegetables and natural fruit juices.

You can be there for hours because the place is quiet, the Wi-Fi is good, you can plug your computer and charge your phone but chairs are kind of uncomfortable to be honest.

If you decide to explore the area for other lunch alternatives, I strongly recommend Soler. It’s a restaurant in the Neighborhood of Suecia and they have a sandwich based on spicy pork. Believe me, you won’t regret. You are right, it’s not for people with diabetes but… there’s nothing than 5 miles can fix it. No?

 

Eduardo


Working remotely from Chile, Part I

I just arrived to Chile, the place where I was born, more or less, 4 decades ago. And today is my first working day from here and I decided to do it from some of the places where I used to work in the past: Santiago Centro.

After 4 years from my last trip, Santiago is different. Without Internet (no Uber, no Whatsapp) and too many changes in the city I feel like a foreign guy.

Certainly, my first option to get some Internet was Starbucks… bummer. For some reason, their Wifi works under a Firewall and I could navigate only in a bunch of sites. I spent $7 for nothing.

Second choice. I went to GAM, it’s a museum and art gallery. This place played an interesting role in the past, 35 years ago, if you are interested, google it. Well, It was impossible to connect the Wifi and also, the place was closed.

Third choice. I went to Centro de Extensión Universidad Católica. Finally, good Internet and reliable. Problem, only works in certain areas and if you would like to take the chance of a coffee, to will out of the range. Also, there’s no chairs to stay for a while.

Final choice of the day. Almost accidentally, I visited BLV Alameda. This is Food Court with many small stores, all of them very very nice. In this place I found a few restaurants (I tried Caesar Salad with a natural juice for $7) and the Wifi was great, fast, no firewall, etc. Also, there’re a restrooms for free. Limitations? You need to bring your computer fully  charged.

Well, I will continue my search and as soon as I get something new, I will put it here.

 

Eduardo