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Vina del Mer and Valparaiso

July 20th 2012
Today we travelled to the Casablanca Valley west of Santiago to sample some Chilean wine at the Emiliana Winery, one of Chile's iconic wineries where the vines are grown organically. Very pleasant on the palate. From there we travelled further west to the seaside resort town of Vina del Mer, the Surfers Paradise of Chile, with the steep hillsides covered with holiday units. A walk on the beach ... read more
South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso

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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