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Introducing the Carretera Austral: Chile’s Ultimate Road Trip

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7 minutos

The road trip has long been a compelling way of traveling and finding adventure. There’s nothing quite like navigating a country at your own pace, able to take an interesting detour or stop to admire a stunning landscape as and when you please. While road trips have long been a quintessentially North American pastime, great […]

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The Chilean Bellflower: 5 Facts about the Beautiful Lapageria Rosea

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5 minutos

.How about a brief horticulture lesson? Lapageria Rosea, commonly known as the Chilean Bellflower, is Chile’s national flower. If you have ever visited Chile, you will surely have seen its ever-climbing vines and beautiful flowers. Perhaps you’ve seen it in the wild, or cultivated domestically. There’s more to the Lapageria Rosea than meets the eye, though. […]

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A Quick Guide to Religion in Chile

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Planning a trip to Chile anytime soon? Great choice. Making the most of any vacation involves an understanding of the local lifestyles, culture and customs. In Chile, religion plays a significant role in society, so we’ve put together this quick guide to understanding Chile’s major religions.

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Puerto Natales: Top Day Trips To Take (That Aren’t Torres del Paine)

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6 minutos

Puerto Natales, the gateway to Patagonia’s most famous national park, Torres del Paine, is for many just a stop off on the way to the main event. But those who arrive towards the beginning or end of the hiking season or who don’t have quite enough room in their itineraries to attempt the multi-day treks […]

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Valparaiso: Things to Do In Chile’s Most Colorful City

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Hip, bohemian and alive: these are some of the main adjectives used to describe Valparaiso, a colorful harbor city only a short bus journey from the Chilean capital. With its mild climate, relaxed ambiance and range of cultural treats to discover, there is nowhere else in the country quite like Valparaiso. Things to do here […]

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Words you need to know in Chilean Spanish

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Planning a trip to Chile anytime soon? You might want to brush up on your Chilean Spanish if so. Travelling the world is one of life’s great pleasures. There’s nothing quite like discovering different cultures and experiencing other walks of life, first hand. Being able to communicate with the locals is undeniably an advantage, no […]

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How to Visit El Yeso Dam and the Termas del Plomo

El Yeso Dam
6 minutos

El Yeso Dam is a reservoir located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile, around 60-miles (98km) from the Chilean capital. In 1964, it was created by damming the Yeso River and now is one of the major sources of water for Santiago.

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Top Towns for Outdoor Activities in the Lake District, Chile

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8 minutos

With its verdant green forests of araucaria and alerce, the Lake District, Chile makes a striking visual contrast with the drier parts of the north of the country. But the tenth region of Chile isn’t just defined by its beauty: it’s also a prime destination for hiking and outdoor activities. Full of national parks and […]

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Donation Of One Million Acres Promises to Protect Chile’s Wild Spaces

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Hailed as the largest donation of privately-owned land in history, one million acres (404,000 hectares) were pledged to the Chilean government on March 15 by Kris Tompkins, former CEO of clothing brand Patagonia.

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The Chilean Bellflower: 10 Facts About This National Flower

chilean bellflower
7 minutos

With its bright pink flowers, the Chilean bellflower or copihue is an easily identifiable plant that is native to its namesake country. As the Chilean national flower, it’s also an important symbol of the country’s identity and culture. 1. The Chilean bellflower is the only species of the lapageria Otherwise known as lapageria rosea, the […]

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