Isla Negra, translated into Black Island, is not an island. Paradoxical Chile. This small town by the ocean is known for being home to one of Pablo Neruda's eclectic houses-turned-museum (he won the 1971 Nobel Peace prize for literature), and is where my Chilean culture class went for a field trip. We had lunch on the beach, went sort-of-trekking, and visited Pomaire, a small town known for its artisanal pottery. There were many street dogs and 1/2 kilo empanadas.