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Welcome at Piola's.

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This blog is about life as I see it from the other end of the globe - down in Chile, that narrow strip of land on the Pacific coast. I'll share here what makes me angry, joyful or sad, what surprises me, what makes me pause to think. I hope some meaningful, faithful - if partial - picture of my South American experience will emerge along the way.

A personal, necessarily European take on Chilean life; and in turn, a slightly changed perspective on Europe, Europeans and what affects them (us!).

Most of all, I'm hoping to have fun here - throwing words, images and ideas out there, sharing thoughts with you and seeing what happens.

Thank you for embarking on the journey with me.

Image: Americae mappa generalis, August Gottlieb Boehme, 1746, BNF.

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