New York Times. 10/25/2009, Vol. 159 Issue 54839, p6. 0p.
NOBEL Prize winners and POETS
WHAT would Pablo Neruda say? The Chilean Nobel-prize-winning poet and devoted Communist had a love-hate relationship with his hometown of Santiago, Chile, which he once described as ''asleep for eternity.'' A few years ago, many travelers would have agreed, stopping just long enough to change planes for more promising adventures in Patagonia, on Easter Island or in the Andes. But now, after a decade as the powerhouse of the Chilean ''economic miracle,'' Santiago, wedged between the snowy Andes and the sea, has become an electrifying place of vibrant contrasts, with lush new parks, renovated Beaux-Arts neighborhoods and blocks of glamazon-thronged galleries and cafes clustered around ''Sanhattan,'' the soaring financial district. With Chile celebrating its bicentennial next year, Santiago, its capital, is rushing through an urban master plan of new museums, a stylishly renovated riverfront and other inducements for visitors to stick around and play for a couple of days before heading into the wild. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Latin Trade (English). Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p76-78. 3p.
Tourism, Tourist attractions, and Chile Earthquake, Chile, 2010 (February 27)
The article highlights several tourist attractions in Chile. The country has several tourist destinations that are accessible by car or plane from the capital city of Santiago. The February 2010 earthquake has not affected the major tourism spots in Santiago as most of the damages were concentrated in the coastal city of Concepción. One of the popular destinations in Santiago is the La Chascona, the residence of the nation's most celebrated writer Pablo Neruda.