Chile - Europe With a Dash? May 1st 2011 Some countries come on gently, even surreptitiously. You cross the border and for a while you wonder whether there are really differences from the place you just left. But then you start to notice that there is less rubbish around, house design has changed, there is more or less poverty, the roads are better or the landscape has changed. Not so with Chile. You cross the northern border and pretty ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago 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
Our travels over the years have often sought out those places that we haven't yet experienced. We have loved chasing new places, but there is a change underway. We continue to enjoy experiencing other cultures along with their food, beverages, history and ways of life but now, having a little more freedom, we will also make more effort to seek out out such things as music events and festivals, particular natural attractions that we have missed and places where we can better appreciate the history of a place and its people.
The attraction of the road less travelled and the place less visit... full info