easter island statues at sunrise

The land between mountain & sea

Encompassing a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the high peaks of the Andes, Chile includes the driest desert, the Atacama in the north, the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, snow-covered volcanoes, forests and tranquil lakes of the near south, and the wild and windswept glaciers and fjords of the far south. Travel Chile and you'll find the far south is home to some magnificent trekking opportunities, where guanacos, nandues (rheas), condors, pink flamingos and magellanic penguins abound. Chile travel aficionados also claim the south offers some of the world's finest salmon and trout fishing, and that at times the cuisine rivals the natural setting.

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Pics of the Week: Deserts

July 4, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

A desert is defined as an area that receives little precipitation. And although the first image that springs to mind is usually a vast, hot sea of sand, the Arctic and Antarctica are home to deserts, too. Here's a small collection of shots of our favourite arid spots

Street Art Gallery #1

May 26, 2014, 1:53 p.m.

Take a tour around the world to survey the best street art we've seen yet. Better look quickly - you never know how long it will last

Valparaiso, Chile: Where Street Art Rules

March 10, 2014, 9:20 a.m.

“Be careful.” When we told local Chileans of our plan to visit Valparaiso along our journey through their country, we received our fair share of warnings to be cautious. Yet after our visit, we proclaimed the city to be among our favorites in all of South America

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