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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Red Hot Chile – 08/29/2014

Radio Show Topic   Current events in Chile, new Chile book details, earthquakes in Chile and Napa, slang words and explosion at Galt’s Gulch Chile (don’t say I didn’t tell you it would happen) Radio Show Description   Segment 1: Slang words, dollar at 590:1, gas prices rising another 10 pesos per liter, Right wing ... Read More

A Tale of Two (or Four) Earthquakes

     On August 23, 2014, central Chile was hit by a 6.4 earthquake, affecting the Viña del Mar, Valparaíso and Santiago metropolitan areas. The epicenter was in the coastal, industrial town of Ventanas, about thirty kilometers north of Viña del Mar. Probably over 10 million people felt a strong quake. According to newspaper reports, the ... Read More

Red Hot Chile – 8/22/2014

Radio Show Topic   Comments on recent tour through Italy, Spain, Andorra, Germany and Switzerland; Redirection for the show; Current events in Chile; Slang Radio Show Description   Segment 1: Reflections on Southern and central Europe compared to Chile. Segment 2: Slang words; more on Europe. Segment 3: Listener-supported and advertiser supported Red Hot Chile ... Read More

Searching for World Peace? Start with Chile!

Obviously, no one place is perfect. This is probably even more apparent with governments constantly pursuing ways to tax and control lives. Most of us would be satisfied with someplace where we could simply be left alone. We don’t want the threat of war. We don’t want to pay for wars. We don’t want to ... Read More

EscapeArtist Chile Update – #2

As we prepare our second newsletter, there are a lot of exciting things on the horizon for EscapeArtist in general, and EscapeArtist Chile in particular. We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to jump on board and share in our journey. Photo: Michelle Clarke You can see some of our recent articles below. Interest certainly is growing in Chile, ... Read More

Red Hot Chile – 8/15/2014

Radio Show Topic   Chile with lots of technical and crime problems; changes to the show Radio Show Description   Segment 1: Changes to the Red Hot Chile show for listeners and advertisers. Segment 2: Slang words, do not trust Chilean professional advice but instead ask first where they studied, delays in residency applications. Segment ... Read More

Eight Tips for Safe Travel in Chile: Part 2

This article is the second half of Eight Tips for Safe Travel in Chile: Part 1. As we noted in the introduction to the first part, Chile is a very safe country. Violent crime is low. Unfortunately, petty theft is not. Pickpockets in particular are very crafty and efficient. In addition, if something is left ... Read More

Eight Tips for Safe Travel in Chile: Part 1

Every culture has unique challenges and opportunities. The Escape Artist in us looks forward to both of these, often perceiving challenges in the opportunities, as well as opportunities in the challenges. As we mention occasionally, we all have a propensity to think of our cultural norms as somehow universal. We strongly encourage you to check this ... Read More