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Punta Arenas - "Sandy Point" at the windswept ends of the earth

February 3rd 2007
We had a spectacular flight over the mountain chains, flying from Santiago, stopping at Puerto Montt and finally arriving at Punta Arenas. We saw amazing snow covered mountains and vulcanos, lakes and fjords. During the landing at Punta Arenas we were welcomed by the famous Patagonian wind. We NEVER experienced a landing like that - the wind was playing with the aircraft and rocking it from sid ... 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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