Santiago, Cerro Cristobal, Nunoa, Valparaiso
Official Name: Republic of Chile
Independence: from Spain, declared 12 February 1818, Recognized 11 September 1980
Population: 17,402,630 mil
Currency: Chilean peso (CLP), ~490=1US$
Religion: Catholic, 89%
The origin of Chile’s name seem to spread in various unsure myths. Some claim it from the Incas valley of the Aconcagua,...
From The Southern Alps to The Andes, from Pinot Noir to Cab Sav
From The Southern Alps to the Andes, From Pinot Noir to Cab Sav
03 03 2011
It is very confusing to arrive anywhere before you left for it but that is what we did, flying eleven hours from Auckland and arriving in Santiago two hours earlier on the same day. We were most impressed by the i-phone which knew exactly what had happened , which was mo...
A step back in time
Our first stop in South America and our only stop in Chile. We stayed here a couple of days to get over our jet lag which was pretty bad – we did travel back in time you know! We laft New Zealand at 16:40 and arrived in Chile at 12:10, four and a half hours before we left – magic!
We’ve come to realize how limited my Spanish is and so few people spo...
The route to the Chilean border from Mendoza takes you through the Andes. It's a very cool road which twists through the mountains as they loom up in different coloured rock on both sides.
We have been through Chilean customs twice. Both times they have made us empty all our bags. They are incredibly tight on what you can take in to the country ...