At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Chile and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
Eileen is an American expat who currently lives in Santiago. The blog features a lot of useful information, from where to buy different products to how to eat an empanada.If you’re thinking about moving to Chile and you want to know what life is really like there through the eyes of an expat who writes prolifically about her experiences, you’ll enjoy reading Bear-Shaped Sphere.
Liz Caskey is a chef, sommelier and entrepreneur who moved to Chile from America. Her work is based in Santiago, where she offers culinary and wine-focused experiences around Latin America. If you enjoy good food, fine wine and well-told travel stories, Eat Wine is the blog you should be reading to prepare you for a move to Chile.
If you’re looking for more of a how-to guide, Inside Santiago is probably the best place for you. With sections on sorting out a visa and work opportunities, where to live, what to do in Santiago, and stories from expats, the site is informative and useful for current and prospective expats alike. There are also a few posts on the lighter – but still important – elements of life, such as getting the hang of Chilean slang.
Jennifer Rose Roberts
Jennifer is originally from Los Angeles and now lives in Chile, where she writes about her experiences as an expat. The blog is written in a personal style, almost like a diary or a letter to a friend, so if you want to truly see Chile through the eyes of an expat, this is a great place to start. And if you’re unsure about moving, the photos alone will make you want to pack your bags immediately!
A New Zealander who now lives in Santiago, Helen relocated there in 2012 and lives with her husband and son. The site is a mixture of different types of posts, from the personal day-to-day updates to the more general tips for new expats. Take a look at the ‘50 Things To Expect When You Move To Santiago’ to give you an idea of what it’s really like to make the move. If you’re an expat parent, Helen’s blog will no doubt be of help, with its guides to raising a child in Chile and its updates on what it’s like to build a family there.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Chile, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!