What to See and Eat when in Chile

Chile is considered to be the world’s longest country and is bordered by the Andes mountain range on the east and the South Pacific Ocean on the west. This country in Latin America offers travelers a lot of choices for activities and scenery. There are many amazing attractions, foods and drinks to enjoy while you’re in Chile. Whether you want to indulge in some local food or enjoy a nice glass of red wine, there is something for everyone. Friends of mine who own Wine Nots, a company that focuses on how to stop red wine mouth, recently indulged in everything Chile has to offer. Here are some of their top things to see and eat in Chile.

Atacama Desert and Mano del Desierto
West of the Andes mountains lies one of the driest places on earth, the Atacama Desert. It receives less than 1mm of rainfall in a year and there are areas in the desert that never receives any rain. But in the midst of this dry and barren land, there is a giant structure that stood quite outlandish on the sand, this is the Mano del Desierto, an 11-meter giant hand reaching up towards the sky. An instagramable place for the adventurous travelers.

Isla Magdalena
If you want to see penguins, then you must include Isla Magdalena on your list. This is a small island in Magellan Strait that is home to a Magellanic penguin community and would be a haven for bird enthusiasts.

Marble Caves
This noteworthy peninsula of solid marble on General Carrera Lake is much more stunning when viewed inside the many cave holes. The iridescence witnessed on the roof of the Marble Caves is a result of the sunlight reflecting the turquoise waters.

Easter Island
The most remote island on earth is also found in Chile, Easter Island, although considered Polynesian is still officially part of the Chilean Republic. This remote but inhabited island is world-famous for the colossal stone sculptures called Moais. The most massive structure called “El Gigante” is a stunning 72 feet tall. These stone sculptures are famous for a lot of myths, thus intriguing adventurous visitors.

Chilean Fog Beer
After a long day of going to beautiful tourist spots, a nice cold Chilean Fog Beer would surely take most of the weariness away. In an area where water is in scarcity, 2 brothers found a way to make water from the desert fog. They invented a net that traps the abundant fogs called camanchaca to obtain fog water, which in turn is made into the famous Chilean Fog Beer.

Mote con Huesillos
Another must-try food, which is quite common on the streets during summer, is the mote con huesillos. This fruity dessert is made up of huesillos or peaches, mote or wheat kernels and thick syrup, quite an unusual combination but surely a crowd favorite.

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Why You Should Visit Any European Country As Soon As Possible

We would like to start this off by asking you one simple question, okay? Are you one of those people who love to travel the world as often as they possibly can? You probably are, because you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now if you weren’t, right? With this in mind, it is pretty much safe to say that you speak English pretty well, don’t you? Well, we actually have some great news that we would like to share with you right now! First of all, you probably already know that English is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most useful languages in the world, which basically means that it is spoken in almost every single corner of our planet, and Europe is not an exception here. What this means is that English is spoken in just about every single European country that there is, which should be great news for you if you are planning on visiting Europe in the near future. Now, don’t get us wrong, but even though Europe is generally an English-speaking zone, it has its own set of very patriotic countries as well.

But there is absolutely no reason for you to be worried though, because even the most patriotic of countries in Europe will be more than happy to greet you in English. However, it would be very nice if you would actually try to learn how to greet people in their native language, even if you are actually a native English speaker. When you greet people in their native language, you actually show them how much you respect both them and their country. Now that we got that out of the way, here are three reasons why you should pay Europe a visit as soon as possible!

United States of Europe

Did you know that Europe is very similar to America these days? Well, at least it is similar to America in the terms of borders. One of the things that make Europe such a good place is the fact that it doesn’t have any borders – at least the majority of it doesn’t.

Friendly People

Generally speaking, European people are very friendly. Most of them will be more than happy to welcome you to their country with open arms. Just try to be nice to them, okay? They deserve it!

A Safe Place

Europe is one of the safest continents in the world. And not only that, but it has some really beautiful places. The level of crime in Europe is very low, which means nothing bad should happen to you during your visit.

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What You Need To Know About Having a Business Diner in Japan

Traveling for work is almost always a fun and exciting experience. This is especially true if you are traveling to a foreign country – whether it be because your boss ordered you to do so or because you just want to spend a couple of days there as a tourist. However, traveling to a foreign country for work can also be a very stressful experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with the law and the customs of the country that you are visiting. With that said, if you are planning on having a business dinner in the beautiful country of Japan, you have come to the right place!


Now, we all know that having good manners is very important in any dining situation. However, it is especially important when you are having a business dinner in Japan – the country that is filled with culture, harmony, negotiation, teamwork, and politeness. That being said, if you are planning on visiting Japan for work, here are some business dining tips that you should keep in the back of your mind at all times!

Take a Bow

Have you ever spent a day or two in the beautiful country of Japan? If you have, it is pretty much safe to say that one of the very first things that you have noticed is that the people of Japan tend to greet each other by taking a bow. Keep in mind that there are many different types of bow that people of Japan use, but when it comes to business diners and stuff like that, you should use a formal bow. To pull this off, you just need to bend at your waist with a straight back to a 45 degree angle. As you can see, it’s not that difficult, is it?

Clean Your Plate

The people of Japan are very mindful when it comes to avoiding food waste. They usually eat all the food on their plates, which means that you should do the same. But keep in mind that portions in Japan are much smaller than American portions, which means that you shouldn’t have a problem pulling this off.

Business Cards

Business cards are a must-have in Japan. Make sure that your business card has an English translation, as well as a Japanese one. Also, you should always present your business cards using both of your hands with the Japanese side facing upward.

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