Everyone loves a bit of back-patting, and Cachando Chile has been getting its share lately. Gotta admit I love it. So please forgive a bit of shameless horn-tooting: Anne Merritt of the Matador Network (big-time travel blog for those who don’t already know) just included Cachando Chile on her list of
“20 Awesome Expat Blogs.”
So… I admit I haven’t had a lot of time to catch up on blogging lately (that will change SOON, I promise!), but in the meantime, take a wander over to Matador and check out the other 19 blogs that make such great company!
And for those of you who are new to Cachando Chile, I’ll make it easier for you to find some of the things Anne mentioned that she liked in general.:
Language: Chile has it’s own version of Spanish, which we often call Chilensis and sayings we called chilenismos. This fascinates me and the blog is peppered with bits here and there about language use, but you can start with the Glossary… or click on the “Language * Idioma” Category to get to some fun stories.
Toys: Check out “Trompo: Give it a whirl” for a bit about the classic top. And then on “Fiestas Patrias” for another bit about how we celebrate Independence Day complete with some pictures of passing on the art of the trompo and other typical games.
Life in Chile: The whole blog is about life in Chile, but there are a few pieces that provide good starting points for figuring it all out. One is Finding Your Way Into Chile (with advice about easing in) and another is Ways to Alienate a Chilean (for advice on what NOT to do).
There’s plenty more, and I try to keep the categories pretty clear so readers can find things that interest them easily. I’d love to hear YOUR opinions… do you have a favorite Cachando Chile piece? Is there anything in particular that you’d like to see MORE of? I’m all ears and my writing fingers are getting itchy (as my work load is dwindling–perfect combination for more good stuff to come!)