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Living in Chile

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To live in Chile however, is very different. This country is located on the opposite side of the world in South America. Chile occupies a long and narrow coastal strip wedged between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Although the Chileans are used to it, the air in Chile very thin and due to the Mountains and non-natives are likely to get altitude sickness! However the mountains are a great location for many winter sports and other aspects of this country's culture... ...read more.


Surfing is also very popular; the beautiful beaches attract thousands of tourists each year! Other sports include Basketball and Chueca. If you live here in Chile - you must know the national dance: The Cueca (a traditional song). Well known folk performers include: Violeta Parra, Los Jaivas, and Illapu. The traditional instruments include: the guitar, and tambourine - very similar to that of Spain! There are modern types of music too: since the late 1980s new bands like La Ley, have begun to appear. ...read more.


Further European immigration also brought with them various styles and traditions in cooking: French cuisine for example marked an important turning point influencing culinary methods and creating a type of Criollo style that has been implemented in Chilean gastronomy. Many Chilean recipes are enhanced and accompanied by wine and Pisco. Throughout Chile each region spanning from north to south contain a variety of culinary recipes special to each location. Chilean cuisine is a reflection of the country's topographical variety, featuring an assortment of seafood, beef, fruits, and vegetables. Traditional recipes include cazuela, empanadas, humitas, and curanto. ...read more.

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