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Torres del Paine - las cuernos
Patagonian region of Argentina and Chile

November 4th 2010
Our next stop, a 3 hour bus ride north of El Calafate, was El Chalten, also in Argentina, a tiny frontier town that was only set up about 25 years ago, solely as a tourist destination to access the Fitz Roy mountain range. It is known as the capital for hikers. The day we arrived here, the weather was still horrible, raining heavily the entire day. Towards the evening, as it got colder, the rai ... read more
South America » Chile

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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