Chile

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Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Pat Conroy

Chile

General Facts 

  • Population: 17,910,000 people
  • Capital: Santiago ; 7,300,000 people
  • Area: 469,820 square miles
  • Language:  Spanish, Rapa Nui, Quechua, Mapudungun, Aymará
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Chilean Peso
  • Life Expectancy: 82 years old
  • GDP per Capita:U$D. $15,019 per year
  • Literacy Percent: 96.8

Other Fun Facts:

  • The World's biggest swimming pool is in found in In Algarrobo near Santiago.
  • The driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert is in Chile.
  • Chile is the world’s fifth-largest wine exporter, with 100 wineries.
  • Chile is the longest country in the world from north to south at 2,653 miles.
  • Husbands and wives in Chile do not share a same, common last name. Wives use their maiden names.
  • Pisco is Chile’s national drink. It is home grown in the country and made with a mixture of a few different ingredients. Lemon juice, ice, sugar, and beaten egg whites are used to make Pisco sour, which is the most common version of the national drink.
  • Many of Chile’s more than 1300 volcanoes can be active
  • The largest earthquake ever recorded on earth, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale, hit Chile in 1900.

Our Suggestions

  • Iquique is a great town to walk around or just chill on the beach.  The water is cold but feels refreshing after laying out in the arid landscape.
  • The Patagonia and Torres Del Paine are incredible.
  • Rent a car and drive around Santiago, Algarrobo, Vina Del Mar and Renaca.  
  • Check out the penguin colony on Isla Magdalena.
  • Eat the biggest empanada in Chile at San Antonio Restaurant in Pomaire in between Valparaiso and Santiago

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