Chile

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NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.
Walt Whitman

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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