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This blog follows me – a New Zealander – and my new life in Santiago, Chile.

I have university degrees in English, Spanish and Social Anthropology, and I currently work as a writer, editor and social media manager. If you have a story that you would like me to share with the blogverse, please connect with me:

email: hlcordery@gmail.com

Instagram: helen_luise

#queridarecoleta

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* Blog Background Credit: Hoda Madi

 

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  1. I just happened upon your website while browsing Facebook. I worked in Recoleta for about 3 years, and think it’s one of Santiago’s most vibrant and fascinating neighborhoods – with of course lots of challenges that you write about. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I like your blog. It’s well-written, interesting and touches on the lives of everyday Chileans that most other foreign bloggers only superficially know. You’re clearly experiencing an authentic Chilean life that, I think, will bring your readers insights that few other gringos can provide. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Rick, thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. Where abouts did you live? Quite a few people seem to reading my blog, so I hope I fulfill my goal of showing a different side of Santiago life. Hope you read more!

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  2. Hi Helen! I read your latest blog post about your experience in the hospital with your son- very powerful piece, heartbreaking in so many ways and I can understand the helplessness. It is such a shame that you received such awful treatment, I hope any future experiences are much better. I’ve read a few of your other posts and ah I can relate to so much- there are so many layers to the expat life! I have been living here in Chile for nearly a year now, although I live in the south, in Pucon. Quite different from Santiago, but in some ways the same. Anyway, just wanted to say hello, I enjoy your blog and will be following along, another kindred expat spirit should you ever find yourself south of Santiago 😉 I have a blog as well, not focused only on my experiences here in Chile, but from my travels around the world (www.wanderwithgreta.com). Take care, I hope you are staying warm up in Santiago and that spring is beginning to settle in!

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    1. Hi thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! I love Pucon but we rarely leave Santiago – though if we ever do it would be lovely to share stories! What brought you to Chile? My goal is to share the stories of the people I meet here, and reveal a world that many expats (and even Chileans) do not know or understand. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying my writing and hopefully you will stay tuned for future posts! I haven’t had a chance to read your blog just yet (been working today!) but i have seen a few photos and your photography is amazing!

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