What About Chile? September 27th 2009 I am on my way on the great silver bird to Chile with my good friend Mike. We leave at 8am today, on our way to Santiago, then after a few days, either fly down to Patagonia, and then drive back up to Santiago and beyond. Or head to the beach, or to the desert to the north, or to the wine country, or all of the above.
Chile is called a land of extremes, rather than a land of contrasts. It me ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Providencia 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
Travels to all continents except Antarctica. Preference for do it yourself trips, meeting locals, and learning local customs and food. I have been doing a daily travel diary through email for the last several years(mostly Asia), and received many compliments from friends. I plan to visit the following in the years to come: Turkey, Burma, Alaska, Ireland, and Eastern Europe. I drove most of the length of Chile with my golf buddy in September 2009. Several African countries and safaris in 2012. The Trans Siberian Railway was completed in May, 2014, from Vladivostok to Moscow, and on to ... full info