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The Carretera Austral: the road to nowhere

January 16th 2010
If Chile is well off the edge of most people’s map of the world, Patagonia rests somewhere around or beyond the edges of geographical imagination. For most, it is more of an idea than a location. That said, it is located at the far back end of the nowhere. Luckily, nowhere is only a two hour flight from Santiago. Consequently, the arrival of Esther from the horrific world of American econom ... read more
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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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