South America destination info and travel packages
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Photo: Given the size of a standard Chilean lunch, which serves whopping portions of meat, rice, salad, bread and usually dessert, it is no wonder that many Chileans don’t eat dinner every night, but take “once” (say own-SAY), or an evening tea, instead. But what can you expect at a Chilean once? Salty? Sweet? A combination? It will depend on the family, but the following are some ingredients you can pretty much rely on. Pan (Bread) If Chile had a national bread, it would be the marraqueta, as it is called in Santiago, or pan batido, as it is called elsewhere. It’s very much like French bread, with a crisp crust and light interior, and in Chile it is sold in roll-sized portions in groups of four, where two together comprise one marraqueta. Some families may prefer the biscuit-like hallullah, or pan de molde (sliced bread). Palta (Avocado) Chileans are big fans of avocado, and it shows up on many sandwiches and even the national version of a hot dog (which, when eaten “italiano,” also has tomatoes and mayonnaise on it). You will also find it on many tables at once, usually mashed, and in a bowl. Not sure how much to make? Consider one avocado per person, give or take. Queso fresco (fresh cheese) This wobbly cheese is so mild in flavor that you might compare it to solid cottage cheese. It is light and goes well with the avocado, or just on bread, for a simple snack, and people might look at you strangely if you compare it with the jam, but you should give that a try anyway. Mermelada (jam) Everyone knows someone who makes mermelada in Chile, and apricot and blackberry are two favorites, though strawberry and raspberry are also popular, as are murtilla (myrtle berry) in the south, and alcayota (a squash-like fruit). If it’s homemade, make sure to try some, and fuss over it. You might just leave with a jar, yourself. Postre (dessert) You wouldn’t think that a snack meal would require a dessert, and while it might not, technically, you may also find yourself facing one of Chilean’s favorite desserts at once time, such as pie de limón, a sweet lemony custard pie topped with sweet meringue, not entirely dissimilar to a lemon meringue pie, or a key lime pie. Alfajores, shortbread cookies with manjar, or milk fudge may also show up, if you’re lucky. Te o Café (tea or coffee) Here it really depends on the family. You might get anything from supermarket tea and instant coffee, or painstakingly chosen gourmet tea and French press coffee (drip is not very common here) from a local roaster. Milk is usually not served, unless you’re at a café, and you can get your café cortado (like a very tiny latte).Given the size of a standard Chilean lunch, which serves whopping portions of meat, rice, salad, bread…
Photo: Bridget Gleeson
6 Days | Air Inclusive
Buenos Aires, Montevide
Photo: May 8, 2015 - Breaking news, aviation geeks! This week, we announced the arrival of the first 787-9 aircraft in Latin America to the LAN Airlines fleet. The LAN 787-9 fleet begun operations this April 2015, and will gradually be incorporated into the Company's fleet. In 2015, the 787-9 will operate from Santiago, Chile to Lima, Peru (with continuing service to Los Angeles), New York, Easter Island, Madrid, Frankfurt, Auckland and Sydney. For the Company official press release, please visit the following link. [Embed YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2vbwH-AZ8w ] The 787-9 is an extended version of the 787-8, known for its breakthrough technologies and increased efficiencies. Both are capable of transporting 27% more passengers and 23% more cargo. Here is more information about our newest fleet member: Environmental performance: The Boeing 787-9 is an exceptionally efficient aircraft in terms of fuel consumption and environmental performance. The aircraft can travel longer distances without stopping, while delivering the same environmental efficiency as the previous model. The 787 family consumes up to 20% less fuel than other similar aircraft, reducing CO2 emissions by 20% with less environmental impact. New cabin design: The 787-9 is the first long haul LAN aircraft to incorporate the recently debuted unified cabin design for LATAM Airlines Group. The new look and feel was inspired by the colors and textures of the region, achieving a balance between the intrinsic passion of South American culture and the elegance of natural tones. Best in comfort: The 787-9 expands on the visionary design of the 787-8, which offers the best in comfort for its passengers:
- New air humidification techniques reduce feelings of dryness and fatigue by providing cleaner air and a better flight experience for passengers.
- Windows with up to 40% greater surface area than current aircraft, providing passengers with greater visibility during their flight.
- Overhead luggage compartments 30% larger.
- LED illumination and aerodynamics that provide for a smoother flight, in addition to new air humidification techniques that reduce sensations of dryness and fatigue, providing cleaner air
Attention #AVGeeks: LAN reveals routes for the Boeing 787-9 along with LATAM Airlines Group’s new unified cabin!May 8, 2015 - Breaking news, aviation geeks! This week, we announced the arrival of the first…