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


Planning to travel to South America? What about the North of Chile?

Chile is an easy country to visit. For U.S. citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. U.S. citizens traveling to Chile for recreation, tourism, business, or academic conferences do not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Chile. A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days.

Santiago is the capital of Chile; it’s a cosmopolitan city with excellent hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping from tiny boutique and craft fairs to giant shopping malls. There are many social and cultural attractions such as art galleries, museums, theaters, opera and ballet, lively nightlife, parks, etc.

Because Chile is a very long piece of land, its extremes are very different; the North is hot and the South is freezing. Well, if you prefer places plenty of sun, certainly the north should be your destination.

In the North of Chile there are thousand of impressive places for visiting and we would like to recommend one: San Pedro de Atacama. Here you can find unique regions like Valle de la Luna, flamingo populations, and sand dunes. For one of the most spectacular places to spend a sunset, do not skip the desert.

The following video is a 360-degree video compilation about the driest desert in the World, the Atacama Desert. To enjoy this immersive video, please click on the video and move it in any direction to watch everything around. If you are using a mobile device, simply drag and drop with your finger to move the point of view of the video  Enjoy it!

 

Because we know that is difficult to image a place like this before to travel but we would like to recommend a website where you can visit “virtually” this place in www.chilein360.com. For sure, you will like to be there in your next vacations.