September 27, 2019

Curanto is an ancestral dish of southern Chile, in particular the Chiloe Archipelago. This hearty mix of seafood, meat, potato dumplings, and vegetables is traditionally prepared in a hole dug in the ground, the bottom of which is lined with stones, which are heated until red hot. In fact, the word ‘curanto‘ comes from the native …

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September 26, 2019

It was a tremendous challenge to get a kitchen up-and-running after being abandoned for five years. I was the person who locked the doors back then and the one that opened them all these years later. I head the kitchen team along with two great cooks; our Sous Chef, Ivana Ortiz and our Pastry Chef, …

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September 26, 2019

It was truly motivating to have the opportunity to redesign an excursions operation we were all familiar with, albeit in its previous guise.

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September 26, 2019

Bringing an ancestral culture to experiential tourism.

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September 26, 2019

The principle of the Mapuche worldview is duality. The Mapuche believe in energies, which can be both negative and positive energies. Everything that exists is conceived from absolute duality (night-day, old-young, man-woman) That is why there exists Elmapun who left (created) the earth and all the existing nature. There is also Elchen who left (created) …

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September 26, 2019

This is a work that passes from generation to generation and that requires a lot of dedication and wisdom. The girls, from small weave together with their ñañas, cloaks, belts, etc. With their hands the women are creating many loom drawings, and thanks to this manual work they dress leaders, warriors and machi. Thanks to …

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September 26, 2019

A long time ago, when life as we know was nothing but dreams of the builders of the universe. There were two forces, in the form of serpents that represented our duality, one called Treng treng, which controlled positive forces and lived on earth in complete harmony with terrestrial beings. There was also Kai Kai, …

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September 26, 2019

Every year, for the winter solstice. The Mapuche people celebrate the Wüñol tripantu. In this time, nature and the earth are renewed, that’s how nature is always going back to its cycle. The Mapuche also knew that in this time the longest night occurs, since the Pleiades shine with more intensity, so observing the sky …

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September 26, 2019

The Mapuche people (from Mapudungun “people of the land”) are the people who have inhabited this territory since immemorial time. Ancestral people who live and work in pursuit of the natural balance and care of the Itrofill mongen (biodiversity). Nation that extended from north to south, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, with different customs …

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