La Chascona

by Emeri Callahan

Feb 24, 2019

La Chascona © Jesus Dehesa | Flickr

Reviews / Entertainment

For a dose of history as well as culture, head to Pablo Neruda’s home, La Chascona. The legendary Chilean poet built the home in 1953 to live with his mistress and secret love, Matilde. The house name was inspired by her wild red hair and loosely translates to “messy hair.”


Neruda is an icon in the country. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, served many diplomatic positions in various countries, including Senator for the Chilean Communist Party, and is still one of the most famous and respected poets from Chile. After the coup led by Augusto Pinochet in 1973, Neruda is suspected to have been murdered by poison on orders from the new dictator.


His house is just as fascinating as his history. Most everything was preserved by his beloved Matilde after his death, and you can wander through the rooms where he hosted famous guests, wrote his award-winning poetry and lived his daily life.


No reservations are needed in advance, simply show up the day and time that works best for you. Audio guides are available in many languages, including English. The entry fee is about $10.


Fernando Márquez de La Plata 0192

Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile


Insta Feed
Products / Entertainment
Aug 19, 2019

Best Apps for World News

There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

North America
Aug 18, 2019

Trazee In-Depth: South Philadelphia Style

South Philadelphia is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods — with attitude to boot. The foodie, Italian neighborhood continues to rise through the ranks as one of the city’s longest-lasting, cuisine-centric locales, but with a lot of new blood moving in.

Destinations / Europe
Aug 18, 2019

Visiting Madeira

When someone mentions travel to Portugal, they probably mean visiting Lisbon or Porto. Southwest of Portugal proper, however, is an autonomous Portuguese archipelago filled with great wine, beautiful botanical gardens and a wonderful climate.

Pulled in Different Directions? Car Rental Can Help

While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.

Trends / Food & Drink
Aug 18, 2019

Pastel de Nata in Portugal

While it’s unlikely you’d go all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, for just one dish, there’s certainly one bite you must have while you’re there: the egg tart. Pastel de nata (cream pastry) is a national obsession that has become a bucket-list bite for nearly every traveler to the country’s seaside capital. Fortunately for tourists, the city’s most iconic landmark, Belém Tower, is located just across the street and down the shoreline from the city’s undisputed powerhouse of pastel, Pastéis de Bélem. Unfortunately for visitors, the line leading to Pastéis de Bélem’s bakery counter may be the longest line found anywhere in the city, as salivating hordes wait their turn to taste the original, secret recipe invented by the monks of the nearby Jerónimos Monastery in Santa Maria de Bélem, itself an architecture masterpiece that places it at the top of any Lisbon must-list.