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I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and editor. I got the travel bug a few years ago and haven't looked back since.

  • Hometown

    Kilrea, Northern Ireland

  • Location now

    Santiago de Chile

  • Work published

    I have written and edited copy for CCEA, Northern Ireland, Translink, Northern Ireland, BBDO Chile, Sony Chile and Viva!

  • Travel philosophy

    The world is a wonderful place.

  • Craziest place

    India, Tokyo and Cambodia. Saturday night in Belfast city centre can be pretty scary too.

  • Bizarre experience

    Getting stranded along a dirt track road in the middle of Cambodia and then being rescued by a teenage boy on a moped.

     

    Teaching my Indian driver to sing traditional Northern Irish songs and learning Hindi tunes.

  • Advice

    Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. Try the local cuisine!

    Smile! Learn to say hello and thank-you in the local language - you'll get a much better reception. Respect the environment and culture of your host country. Always carry water and some imodium tablets!

  • Dream destination

    Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand. I want a hammock....

  • Traveled before

    Ireland

    UK

    France

    Holland

    Greece

    Switzerland

    Spain

    India

    Thailand

    Hong Kong

    Japan

    Cambodia

    Singapore

    Australia

    New Zealand

    Chile

    Peru

    Argentina

    Brazil

  • Going next

    Holland

    India

    Ireland

    England

Noleen Turner's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Tours of Middle Chile

    Jun 18, 2009 - Chile

    The following tour operators provide tours in the middle Chile region: TurisTour (www.turistour.cl) operates tours of Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, ......

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  • Safety in Middle Chile

    Jun 18, 2009 - Chile

    Cities in middle Chile are generally safe but like anywhere, opportunistic theft occurs. Take care of your personal belongings and ......

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  • When to Go to Middle Chile

    Jun 18, 2009 - Chile

    There’s plenty to enjoy in Middle Chile all year round as the area enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate.  If you want ......

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Destinations

  • Papudo

    Aug 26, 2008 - Papudo, Chile

    Papudo is a fishing town about 115 kilometers north of Viña del Mar and 5 kilometers north of Zapallar. Legend ......

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  • Zapallar

    Aug 26, 2008 - Zapallar, Chile

    At one time, rich Chileans spent their vacations in Viña del Mar. Then the crowds descended and spoiled everything. The ......

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  • Horcon

    Aug 26, 2008 - Horcon, Chile

    Horcon is a small fishing town based around a sheltered bay. It’s about 44km north of Viña del Mar and ......

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Hotels

  • Hotel Montecarlo Santiago

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Lastarria, Santiago, Chile

    Hotel Montecarlo is a budget hotel situated close to Cerro Santa Lucia. Rooms come with private bathrooms, hair dryers, TVs ......

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  • Lastarria Tourist Apartments

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Lastarria, Santiago, Chile

    Located inside a restored historical building, Lastarria Tourist Apartments provide modern, stylish self-catering apartments for one to six people. They ......

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  • Suites and Apartments Barrio Lastarria

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Lastarria, Santiago, Chile

    Suites and Apartments Barrio Lastarria has 280 self-catering apartments that sleep one to three people. Apartments are small but modern ......

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Restaurants

  • La Tecla

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile

    One block from Plaza Ñuñoa, La Tecla (“the keyboard”) is easy to spot. Just look for the pink period house ......

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  • Blue Pub

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile

    The Blue Pub is a cute little bistro that serves up salads and pastas at lunchtime and a range of ......

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  • Fuente Suiza

    Jun 17, 2009 - Barrio Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile

    Fuente Suiza is an old-fashioned family restaurant that probably hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1954. But when the ......

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Activities

  • Termas de Colina

    Jul 02, 2009 - Around Santiago, Santiago, Chile

    Termas Valle de Colina is a nature reserve situated about 45 km from Santiago in the scenic Cajón del Maipo, ......

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  • Sanctuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca

    Jul 02, 2009 - Around Santiago, Santiago, Chile

    Sanctuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca is a 39,000-hectare nature reserve about one hour from downtown Santiago. It’s run by ......

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  • Sanctuario de la Naturaleza El Arrayán

    Jul 02, 2009 - Around Santiago, Santiago, Chile

    The El Arrayán nature reserve is less than an hour from downtown Santiago in the Cajón del Mapocho. The reserve ......

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Tours

  • Santiagovision

    Oct 18, 2008 - Santiago, Chile

    Santiagovision provides a hop-on, hop-off city bus that focuses on Santiago’s historical areas. Stops include Palacio de la Moneda, Iglesia ......

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  • Turismo Brava

    Jul 10, 2008 - Viña del Mar, Chile

    Turismo Brava operates much more interesting tours than many of its rivals. The Viña del Mar city tour ends with ......

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  • Excursiones TurisTour

    Jul 10, 2008 - Viña del Mar, Chile

    Although based in Santiago, TurisTour offer a number of tours of Viña del Mar and the surrounding area. You have ......

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Schools

  • Woodward Chile

    Oct 18, 2008 - Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

    Woodward offers group Spanish classes in blocks of 10, 20, 25 or 50 hours. Students set their own timetable and ......

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  • Escuela Newen

    Oct 18, 2008 - Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

    Escuela Newen is a few minutes from the Bellas Artes Museum. The school is small, the staff is friendly and ......

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  • Study Spanish in Santiago

    Oct 18, 2008 - Santiago, Chile

    Santiago is an outstanding place to take Spanish classes. The city houses several schools, and the high teaching quality makes ......

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Services

  • When to Go to Viña del Mar

    Jul 10, 2008 - Viña del Mar, Chile

    Viña enjoys sunny summers and mild winters. The temperatures range from 22C (72F) to 10C (50F) so it’s possible to ......

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Jobs

  • Cactus Language

    Oct 18, 2008 - Santiago, Chile

    Cactus Language school offers a unique opportunity to learn Spanish in Santiago and volunteer at the same time. The program ......

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  • WorldTeach

    Oct 18, 2008 - Santiago, Chile

    Volunteers for WorldTeach become English instructors. There are two programs available: Chile Ministry or Chile DuocUC. Volunteers teach at either ......

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  • VE Global

    Oct 18, 2008 - Santiago, Chile

    VE Global has legal NGO status in Chile and, unlike many organizations, doesn’t charge volunteers a fee. Volunteers carry out ......

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