Santiago, Chile
Guadalupe, 37
Journalist & adventure yunkie
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a journalist, I love to communicate and connect with people, and explore and meet different places in this beautiful world. Recently I started a surf & SUP trip company in Chile, because I know you going to falling in love with Chile and its natural wonders.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

This is a low - Blur; Cause I'm a man - Tame Impala; Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse; The Way it was - The Killers; Fake love - Drake;

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Mad Men. True Detective. Love. GOT.

Name some spots in Santiago that are good for a Tinder date.

Sarita Colonia, Bravo 951, La Diana, Olimpia

Who’s your hero and where in Santiago would you take them out for a serious hang?

The Dalai Lama. To a vegetarian place called Quinoa, then to the Bahai temple (one of a kind in South America) that promotes unity through free participation in acts of prayer and service

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Thrift shops in Bandera street, and a few things from Topshop, Roxy, H&M. Outdoors clothes from Patagonia. Bought a lot of items in the thrift shops "L Train Vintage" in Brooklyn.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

La Dehesa

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go up to the San Cristobal hill

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Santiago and where did you get it?

Lengua sandwich (cow's tongue) in Las Cabras

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Santiago that you particularly like?

Bar Don Rodrigo

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Santiago? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

99 Restaurant (120 usd per person) / The Singular Hotel restaurant (140 per person).

What restaurant in Santiago looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Las Lanzas (Ñuñoa)

Where can you get the best cocktail in Santiago? Which one do you like?

Room 09 (Bellavista) "Buscando a Nemo" cocktail

Where would you take your partner in Santiago if you wanted to really pamper them?

To Sarita Colonia Restaurant, then for a couple of drinks to Etnico bar, and finishing the night in Bar Loreto (cool gigs) for a few piscolas (typical chilean drink).

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Negrita, Super ocho (chocolate cookie), sanhe nuss (chocolate with almonds), Mecano (chocolate filled with dulce de leche), Suny, Prestigio (chocolate filled with coconut), Sapito (chocolate with crispy)

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Santiago?

Café San Juan

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Santiago?

Duri Sushi

What are the Santiago spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Lastarria Street, Parque Forestal (park), Street art in Bellavista, Museo de Arte Precolombino (Museum), Mercado Central (Central Market)

Tomorrow’s your last day in Santiago. How do you spend it?

Morning: hiking the San Cristobal hill, come back and have breakfast at Tea Conection in Providencia. Then go down to Lastarria street where you do some cool shopping (small art galleries, shops). Go up to Mestizo restaurant and enjoy your launch while you watch the Bicentenario Park (Vitacura). Walk around in the park, then hit to Plaza de Armas (Main Square) to see the Cathedral and Santiago downtown. From here you can walk to Bellavista district, and see what it's happening in the bohemian circuit of Santiago. When you get tired, have dinner in Azotea Matilde (Rooftop bar). Wanna dance? Blondie night club is waiting for you.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Have the best things on earth: nice beaches, surf, great food, nice people, and hot weather.

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