Travelling around the world has many virtues for today´s society. One of them is for visitors to interact with, and understand the merits of a particular country´s host culture. In doing so, I recently went to attend a (free) creative workshop in the city of Santiago held at the Centro Cultural, organised by the Fundación Artesanías de Chile.
Classes typically run for about an hour and a half, after which visitors are able to take their own little piece of crafted souvenir with them. Not only do you appreciate the skills being taught to you, it is an understanding on the entire cultural and historical context of the people teaching there. The local artist spoke to us entirely in Spanish, but a local guide or instructor was present to help out with an English translation. We felt very safe, and happy to work in this public spot in the centre of Santiago.