WHAT TO SEE & DO
The General Cemetery in Santiago
Home to the Allende Monument, a memorial to the Disappeared and burial place for approximately 2 million people, this 86-hectare property is a key site of Chilean history and memory.
Statue of Salvador Allende, Santiago
This statue, in front of the Justice Ministry in Santiago, is one of the few monuments dedicated to the former democratically-elected President who was killed during Pinochet’s 1973 coup.
The fast-growing city of Puerto Montt, where Carmen encounters her first cousin, is an oceanside town offering great seafood and stunning views of the Andes; Argentina is just across the nearby border.
WHAT TO EAT
In Chile? Carmen recommends the seafood, the wine, the bread and…. the empanadas*!
(*If you can’t make it to Santiago in the next little while, never fear: head to Toronto’s Kensington Market, home to Jumbo Empanadas, one of Carmen’s favourite haunts when she’s in town.)