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Travels in Chile: Valparaíso y La Casa de Pablo Neruda

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by RANDI ELLEN RUDOLPH

Although I lived and spent the majority of my time in Santiago de Chile, I did travel throughout the country, and one of my favorite trips was to Valparaíso, a port city about an hour west of the capital.  The oldest European city in Chile, Valparaíso is now a World Heritage Site and still holds part of the national government.  It is a small and dirty city built on a steep hill, filled with a colorful mosaic of houses all smashed together.

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Travels in Chile: Los Desparecidos

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by RANDI ELLEN RUDOLPH

A museum in Santiago, Chile uses art to explore its painful past and the possibility of a brighter future.

When I arrived in Chile, I knew little of the terrible and painful past that the nation had recently gone through.  I knew that Chile isn’t exactly considered a first world country, and I had partly chosen to study abroad in Santiago for the experience of living outside of the societal and technological norms that come with a well-developed country.

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