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The Torres del Paine  
   

The Torres del Paine

... again. There ain´t much else to see in this little corrie. The map says the highest is 2850m, but it also says that is the one on the left. Go figure.
And the lonely sailors laid with seals, believing them to be mermaids.

January 1st 2006
This (non-direct, as I don't have the original to hand) quote from "Stories of Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende has always stuck in my mind for two reasons; first, it is a fascinating example of the power of self-delusion, secondly, it brought home that Southern Patagonia must be a bit of a grim place. And of course it is. Grim, but stunningly beautiful. And lets face it, I used to live in Crookes, in ... read more
South America » Chile » Magallanes

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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