This Friday's "Chilenismo": Huevón. Without a doubt, this is the most important word in Chilean Spanish and is unique to Chile. Say it to a person from Spain and they will have no clue what you are talking about.
Volcán Llaima is a stunning peak, which dominates the eastern view from Temuco, located between the more popular peaks of Volcán Villarrica and Volcán Lonquimay.
The single most common question I am asked about skiing in Chile: "When is the best time to go for skiing?" It depends on what you'd like to do and where you'd like to go...
Last week we explored the question, "Cachái?" To which, a perfectly good response may be, "Ya, Po!" What the hell is 'Po!'? ...
For those of us from English speaking nations, we are fortunate that many other people also speak a little of our language. It's important to remember we have Hollywood to thank, not some intellectual superiority.
Skiing in Chile is about more than skiing. Chilean culture is endearing and the language exemplifies this perfectly. Every Friday I will share "dichos" or expressions that make Chile one of the most colorful, fun nations in the world.
Volcán Villarrica, (pronounced vee-yar-REE-ka) is one of the most climbed mountains in America – for good reason. It is an active volcano in a beautiful setting, just outside a fun, little town.