|Lunch at the residence of Ambassador Roberto Mayorga of Chile today|
Today I had lunch at the residence of H.E. Roberto Mayorga, Ambassador of Chile, together with his family and two representatives of the academe.
Our aim was to plan for a Travelife to Chile next year in March. Yes, we’re going to Chile. Done deal, and decided over an Italian dinner with a bottle of wine a couple of weeks ago.
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IT'S OFFICIAL. WE'RE GOING TO CHILE.
And today was the formal planning meeting to finalize the details.
Travelife Magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication, is planning this trip for readers and friends together with Ambassador Mayorga and his family.
It will be a highlight of the Calidad Humana Smiles for the World photo contest project he launched.
|Ambassador Mayorga and our partners for the Smiles for the World contest|
The grand prize winner of the Smiles for the World project will be going to Brazil and Chile, and the Travelife group will link up with the winner in Santiago, Chile to join in some of the festivities.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND TRIP
This will truly be a special trip, so if you’d like to join us, please call Meg or Kat at Travelife Magazine and get yourself on the mailing list.
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Tel. 8138400/ 8922620
|The third course at a five-course lunch today was salmon with capers|
Today, over a delicious lunch at the ambassador's official residence in Forbes Park, we had the brainstorming session on what to include in this very special trip to Chile.
We came up with so many lovely ideas.
DISCOVERING AN AMAZING COUNTRY
Chile is an amazing country with much diversity, so the trip will focus mainly on one country.
With the help of Ambassador Mayorga and his charming wife Madame Paulina, and their lawyer-daughter Mariana, we're going to be creating a trip unlike any other.
|Madame Paulina Mayorga is providing lots of input|
for the Travelife trip to Chile.
NO ONE TRAVELS LIKE TRAVELIFE.
OR WRITES LIKES US.
So very Travelife, actually.
I said: "I want to include the astronomical observatory in the Atacama Desert. And then, of course, Patagonia in the opposite direction."
Then I added: "It would also be nice if we could have interactions with some of Chile's best artists and writers. I would love to have tea with Chile's next Isabel Allende, or visit the atelier of the next Claudio Bravo."
I finally said: "Oh yes, I'd also love to sit down for a private visit with the owners of Chile's best winery."
A bit of culture and history. A bit of local interaction. A bit of the outdoors. New learning experiences.
And lots of good food, great wine, exotic shopping, and fantastic new friends. That's what a Travelife is all about.
|Mariana Mayorga, the daughter of the Ambassador, |
is helping us plan the Travelife to Chile
These are things I would do on my own private never-endingly eventful Travelife with friends, after all.
And these are what we are going to be doing on this Calidad Humana trip to Chile organized by Travelife Magazine and the Ambassador of Chile next year.
Stay tuned for more details. Or better yet, get on our mailing list asap.
So I had a wonderful and extremely productive lunch.
And tonight, I'm gearing up for a special Indian degustation dinner and just another very interesting evening in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.
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