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2020.07.24 23:40 AntonioZamorano58 Revision de Podcast Chilenos

Aca una pequeña y probablemente equivocado de algunos podcast actuales chilenos que he escuchado, mayormente escribiré sobre los que he escuchado varios episodios o al menos he intentado hacerlo en varias ocaciones :
Tomas va a Morir :
Un podcast de tres amigos de toda la vida que se dedican a comentar distintos temas y anécdotas de su larga amistad, donde el protagonista es el hechicero y humorista Edo Caroe, secundado por su amigo Tomas y un tercero que no recuerdo su nombre. Este podcast a primera oída cumple de sobra su función de entretener, pero para mi gusto se desgasta rápido, se acaba la novedad y comienza a aburrir la constante petulancia de alguno de los protagonistas, la pesadez de Caroe que es la normal se complementa muy bien con el Tomas que es bastante liviano y se toma todo con mayor simpatia, las interacciones de cuando cuentan anécdotas de juventud entre los tres resulta muy simpática. Lo que me causa un poco de vergüenza ajena escuchar, es cuando el tercer muchacho repite en cada capitulo "Es que nosotros en el mundo de la academia..." y lo repite mas que ningún profesor universitario que conozco, salvo que quien lo dice es un muchacho titulado de Turismo Aventura, nada en contra de la carrera, pero suena un poco ridículo que se trate de validar tanto de esta forma. En lo personal como ya decía, me resulto muy entretenido, pero luego ya me aburrió y no lo seguí mas en parte porque a veces se exceden en el intento de ser forzosamente graciosos y por poco no ponen risas grabadas. Le doy tres Jumbitos.
La Ultima Luna
Este es el ultimo Podcast de Felipe Avello en conjunto con dos chicos jóvenes los hermanos Carvajal, que al parecer trabajan con el fuera del mundo del podcast, es un Podcast casi diario donde tratan sobre casi cualquier tema en una conversación de madrugada que si bien es en una clave liviana lindando la comedia, no se trata de hacer reír en forma forzada ni buscar que sus historias sean siempre graciosas ni nada, solo son conversaciones entre amigos. Ahora si esperan al Avello de tierra 2, donde los excesos de comedia, gritos, drogas y alcohol resultaban en algo gracioso (a ratos penoso) esto es todo lo contrario, este es un Avello pasado por cloro, lavado, centrifugado y Sundrydiado, ya bastante mayor supo reinventarse y lo que me resulta tremendamente agradable de este podcast es que no tiene grandes pretensiones y por sobre todo son tipos muy respetuosos entre ellos, no vas a escuchar la mismas tallas donde tratan de viejo a Avello a cada rato, nada de garabatos ni bravatas y si hay algo que no lo saben no tienen temor en decirlo o en equivocarse. Hasta el momento le doy 5 Jumbitos.
Patrialcalmente/Matriarcalmente Hablando
Un Podcast del Cesar de Criticas QLS, se repite la formula de dos amigos de larga data donde comentan de actualidad y de sus años vivencias que en un comienzo me resultaba muy liviano (en el buen sentido) de escuchar el Cesar, un agrado escuchar cuando comentan sus anécdotas de infancia o de los infinitos trabajos por los que ha pasado, si bien muchas veces sus opiniones no son muy certeras y hasta algo recicladas de otras opiniones, Cesar me parecía un tipo bastante humilde y centrado, su amigo de momento que se pone en modo abogado donde nadie más puede opinar y tiene la razón en todo por el solo hecho de hablar mucho y rápido, se vuelve un aburrimiento. El Podcast lo deje de escuchar cuando ya el personaje anti progre y de opiniones provocadoras se comió al Cesar, de pasar a ser un tipo amena, se volvió tremendamente amargado y sumado al personaje Armando, ya no valía la pena seguir escuchando. Le doy 2.5 Jumbitos, mas que nada por el Cesar de Antaño pre amargura (creo que estaba en reddit? )
No soy yo, eres tu.
Una pareja de comediantes Pam Pam y Claudio Merlin (hombre y mujer) de amigos tratan temas de índole sentimental, mayormente fracasos, nuevamente en clave de humor, podcast al cual no se como llegue porque no son temas de mi interés y porque por lo general al tratar estos temas los humoristas siempre lo hacen con un exceso de garabatos porque resulta gracioso (? supongo?), pero en este caso son me resulto gracioso, quizás porque sus anécdotas son lejos romances glamourosos, sino todo lo contrario, una justa cuota de fracasos, humillaciones y también algo de éxitos, pero siempre en romances de mucha plaza, discos de barrio y carretes en casas. Le dare 4 Jumbitos.
La SuperCarretera
El Podcast de Fabricio Copano y el hijo del mítico director de televisión Gonzalo Bertran, Supercarretera viene de un antiguo programa de radio que fue revivido bajo este formato y en varios de sus capítulos cuentan con invitados como Manoel de Tezanos, Mauricio Duran (ex Bunkers), entre otros que se acoplan bien a la dinámica de los conductores. Este Podcast es derechamente de humor y funciona, tienen distintas secciones con grandes cortinas musicales y el tono de niñitos cuicos que nunca lograron superar el colegio privado se soslaya con la simpatía que logran ambos, me resultan muy gracioso de escuchar en su mayor parte, aunque algunas partes de algunos episodios pueden pasar sin pena ni gloria, en general tienen muy buen ritmo ayudado de que es un podcast de poco mas de media hora por lo que no tienen que rellenar en exceso, este no es un podcast para escuchar sus anécdotas y sentirse identificado, mas bien uno se siente excluido y algo resentido de no haber tenido una infancia llena de lujos y como no hacerlo si para uno los recuerdos de verano es ir a quedarse con nuestras abuelas, para ellos son viajar solos a la casa en la playa, pelear entre grupos de amigos en reñaca, carretear con el elenco de viva el lunes, hacer la practica en el festival de viña, de como esta el día en California o animar fiestas del barrio alto ... para esta nueva temporada se le suma un tercer amigo Max Loof (o como se escriba) que es completamente distinto a los dos anteriores y que eso lo hace complementarse bastante bien, porque no son la suma de tres tipos iguales. Muy simpatico Podcast al que le doy 4.5 Jumbitos (solo le resto medio jumbito por resentimiento social de mi parte, muy mal hecho dicho sea de paso).
Lucas y Socias le doy 3.5 Jumbitos buen podcast.
El sentido del humor le doy 2 jumbitos, es necesario tanto garabato?
Ese seria mi revisión llena de faltas de ortografía, pobre gramática , porque la escribí muy a la rápida y con muy poco conocimiento.
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2020.01.13 07:51 pantalones7 Back from 11 days in Cuba - Basics + Food

Hi all. Loved Cuba, thought I'd give back to a subreddit that helped me prepare, + talk about a wonderful country and people, if only to hold me over before I go back.
I considered not giving away too much, in a silly/futile/arrogant attempt to keep from over-exposing some great restaurants/keep Cuba hidden from the next wave of tourists, but what's the point... I have faith in Cuba stubbornly staying Cuban, for better and worse.
*Please correct any misunderstandings I've gathered about the country/people/etc.*
basic tips
It's all been covered already here, how to be a responsible and prepared traveler (American or not) in Cuba. Do a few hours of research at least a week before you leave, ideally right after you book flights. These older posts still held true when I went last week:
https://www.reddit.com/cuba/comments/5uk85z/my_perspective_on_havana_as_a_hopefully_nonshitty/
https://www.reddit.com/cuba/comments/469nr7/money_exchange_for_americans_visiting_cuba/ (take what u/Kananaskis_Country/ says seriously in general)
https://anywhereweroam.com/travel-tips-for-cuba/ (and the blog more generally)
You'll see the same stuff over and over again with slight deviations. Where you see conflicts, feel free to post and we'll sort it out. As of this moment (January 2020), just read the above/ignore the rest of my post and you'll be great.
additional tips (TL;DR of below)
keep reading and/or post if you wanna know more about any of these...
- if you're hiking/in nature, maps.me might be better than google maps
- i offline-downloaded the above blogs + restaurant guides below + my own notes - super easy. + brought 2 guidebooks from local library
- the black market for US dollars is indeed alive and well, you can get 1 CUC for 1 Dollar from some restaurants/cab drivers, so perhaps don't change all your money at the airport
- local collectivos and buses are a super-cheap, easy and fast way to get around Havana and get a local experience. try it
- the food is great if you do some research, like much of latin america; if a foodie, consider shifting your goals/expectations; Cuba aside, food is an experience, not only a taste. also: no pork? no problems, on my end.
- i heard from multiple sources that Cuba is considering a new currency which might render CUC/CUP useless, so even if you're returning soon, maybe change your CUC back/take the hit
- "what to bring" - i just brought 10 packs of my favorite chewing gum, gave some to a young teenage girl neighbor I met in Vinales, and to three workers in various casas for their children. I tipped according to the 10% standard, more heavily to a couple of great guides. Nothing insane, as it will raise prices for locals - part of being a responsible traveler in a developing country.
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itinerary (standard gringo trail)
there's plenty of sample itineraries out there, though mine packs more stuff in/is less-"relaxed" b/c of my style/goals - lump this in with the rest of 'em + ask me if you want details.
I had a great trip and it worked for me. If you're similar to me, it will work for you, but many other itineraries would as well. If you're different, it also might work for you, but happy to offer "advice" on adjustments.
a bit about me/assumptions:
30s, US-citizen living in Northeast U.S., have travel experience in Latin America, Asia, etc.. Have conversational Spanish from high school. I strive to be an responsible traveler.
Foodie, grew up eating South Asian food so spicier the better. I mention this because the food in Cuba seems to be a big topic, the only one I'll really elaborate on.
I'm an optimizer - like many Americans, I get limited vacation time. Right now, traveling == a treasure hunt for anything (a good hike, meal, museum, walk, or conversation) that meets two out of three of: 1) authentic/local/educational 2) unique/novel 3) pleasurable/tasty/stunning. I don't pre-plan my trips beyond ~few day blocks, but once I'm there I'm relentlessly hunting for what's next. This often requires continuous internet (no-go for Cuba)/guidance from locals. I walk fast, even when aimless, and try to see everything, and do get frustrated if I miss something so will then try to squeeze it in. I also usually end up with a few days on my trips to chill/re-visit stuff.
I pre-booked all casas on airbnb, but was open to changing it if i wanted to stay somewhere/re-direct to Playa Larga or something. between all the "seeing", spent time eating/drinking on rooftops or streetside. Also took two guidebooks from the library (Moon and another one) which proved indispensible esp. lacking cellular data.
morning arrival -> 3 nights in Havana
- stayed in Vedado, walked all of Havana Vieja/saw the sites and much of Centro and Vedado. All the sites you'll find on a map/guidebook (Museo de Revolucion, Plaza de Revolucion, and so on...), + caught a Ballet at Gran Teatro.
2 nights in Vinales
- horseback ride/farm tour in Valle de Silencio booked through airbnb, early morning pre-sunrise hike up a mogote guided by a neighbor of the casa, hike through the valleys, Cayo Jutias in a private taxi for the afternoon, plenty of wandering through the street fiestas in town.
3 nights in Trinidad
- walked much of the city/plazas/saw all the sites, some galleries/a museum, a day at Topes de Collantes mountains, hiking self-guided to Vegas Grande *and* Caburni waterfalls (this was against guidebook/local advice, but is doable for experienced hikers with maps.me), disco ayala, full day at Playa Ancon lounging...
2 nights in Havana -> night departure
- stayed in Havana Vieja, wandered east to CohimaAlamar self-guided, saw a local farm in Alamar, wandered Miramar, the art museum in Havana (awesome), more hanging on the Malecon, etc.
minor issues:
- I screwed up my offline download of Google maps for Trinidad/Vinales, and no amount of Cuban wifi allowed me to completely download these once I got there. Do it before. Also consider Maps.me esp. if you're hiking - it apparently had trail maps in Topes de Collantes that would've avoided a treacherous off - trail hike for me.
- all the casas will assure you that the travel they book for you to the next city, via collectivos usually, is secure/safe/guaranteed. This is usually true but speculative. In Vinales, they said they'd have a taxi for us to Trinidad on Monday morning, and come Monday, the government had decided that most of the taxis running were illegal/not registered, so Vinales was a **itshow. People who had prior "tickets" for collectivos got first dibs, so in this case going to the office ourselves a couple days prior instead of relying on our host would've been better. Many stranded travelers trying to go to Havana/Cienfuegos/etc. were stuck that day - we yelled/screamed and banded together 20 people trying to go to Trinidad so that Cubatur could get a bus, but this was a very frustrating "shit happens" day.
costs/money matters
came to about 88 CUC per person per night, for two of us - does not include casa bookings and flights, but includes everything else including inter- and intra-city transport/food etc.
Ate/drank luxuriously at the best restaurants almost every night, more local/cheap fare for lunch (if at all), breakfast at the casa. Also skipped lunch a couple of days, instead ate snacks/bars brought from the states.
But, did not take taxis most of the time in Havana - used collectivos that run along major routes (it's basically Uber for Havana - awesome system, you gotta hail em, don't be scared - guidebooks don't mention them as much as I'd like) and local buses (our first casa host gave us some CUPs - buses cost nothing/a fraction of a CUC). This can save tens of CUCs a day that we put towards food + a couple of choice private taxi rides when strapped for time.
- I did not pre-convert my dollars to Euros/CAD before buying CUCs. Wasn't worth the hassle for me for a couple %.
- Black market for USD is indeed alive/perhaps growing: I found a cab driver in front of Gran Teatro who wanted USD, 1:1 against the CUC. A restaurant in Trinidad offered the same. I seized both opportunities, 100 dollars:100 CUC is much better than 100 dollars: 87 CUC.
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food
Cuban food makes use of scarce + rationed resources and produces satiating comfort food. The food scene echoes the local economy, amongst myriad other factors. This is not Hanoi - you won't find streetside-vendors and barbecue smells on every side street. But: new restaurants are popping up like wildfire, tweaking the cuisine + fusing it with others. Still, most Cubans eat "home-cooking" (both at home and at local paladares offering a working-man's lunch) + state-run fast food (pizza/pasta/"burger"/ice cream). Try it all, and enjoy the new restos as well. My goal was, again, to use food to understand the local culture/history, experience new tastes, and eat tasty stuff (pick two). Also, keep myself satiated/healthy/sane. Easily met this goal.
I made sure to eat at local paladares (home cooking + simple sandwiches), well-reviewed "tourist-y" paladares (most/half of my meals), world-class restaurants, pizza made with "government cheese" from the street, roast chicken and rice at a highway rest-stop, fresh breakfast at the casas, all the fresh jugo wherever I could find it, simple chicken/yucca dinner at a guide's farm. Everything after the first night (Nardos) was terrific.
I had no stomach discomfort, much less sickness, other than a tiny bit of nausea after a Cuba Libre drink at a Jazz bar in Havana, and it was gone morning after.
Also, visit the local markets (fresh produce markets and also grocery stores) - buy some guavas and bananas for dirt cheap, delicious. Or chips for the road, or just grab a picture of what a Soviet-style rationed grocery store looks like.
good lists I used/downloaded offline:
https://www.baconismagic.ca/cuba/havana-restaurants/
https://www.timeout.com/cuba/restaurants/best-restaurants-in-cuba
Some reviews, mostly of well-known spots:
Nardos - bad. an experience, waiting in line with Cubans. Bad execution on Cuban/Criolla food, huge/unwieldy portions for locals stocking up for a big weekend meal?
La Guarida - a tourist trap, sure, but great view and drinks, and good solid food. Western prices, so not the best value in Havana but a safe bet. I'm a sucker for the chocolate tres leches cake.
La Carida - just a local spot in Centro, hundreds others like it. Eat what the Cubans eat for dirty cheap ( < 5 CUC), home cooking. Get the flan at these places, wonderfully eggy and homemade.
Otramanera - Miramar - Completely world class/spectacular. Blown away. The sommelier used to work at El Bulli in Spain, and it shows.
Los Grados - Vedado... superb, elevated but authentic/"narrative"/prideful Cuban cuisine
Sol y Son - Trinidad - amazing food and setting. Lamb roganjosh was a treat as other Cuban food just when other food was feeling bland.
La Redaccion - Trinidad - v. good, nice curries/lamb burgea great break from classics.
Cuajani - Vinales - farm-to-table probably similar to Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso locally sourced, delicious, vegetable-centric. Amazing setting. Great wine.
Vista Gourmet - Trinidad - quite good, nice view/location.
Ivan Justo - Havana Vieja - terrific, elevated classics - great Cuban soup, jerked lamb, octopus salad, and drinks.
El Cafe - Havana Vieja - A portal into Brooklyn within Havana, for a "feels like home" breakfast on your tenth day, but amazing quality/not sure how they source all their stuff. great croissants somehow/everything.
Dona Eutimia - Havana Vieja - totally awesome, delicious slightly refined Cuban classics. Roast chicken and ropa vieja and flan were all superb.
Ajiaco Cafe - Cojimar, Havana - popular with tourists, for good reason. Totally delicious, hearty Cuban food. Probably the best executed Cuban food for me, with Dona Eutimia second.
Other thoughts:
- It's a mystery to me why Cubans don't use more spice/heat like similar cultures in Africa/Haiti/Latin America, to elevate simple dishes.
- not sure how some of the new places source ingredients and, well, kitchen equipment, that are clearly hard to come by for the people...
- I don't eat pork and surprisingly had no trouble. Though made a couple choice exceptions for a good-looking ham and cheese at breakfast plus I'm sure a lot of my yucca etc. was cooked in lard too.
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