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Valle de la Muerte  
   

Valle de la Muerte

Today this is known as Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley). It was originally called Valle de la Marte (Mars Valley) as it resembled what we think the surface of Mars looks like. Over time people mispronounced the name!
Chile - Take two!

February 8th 2018
Having become avid hikers over the past year, we were really looking forward to Patagonia's iconic and most famous hiking route - the W trek: a hiking trail that covers a distance of 80km through the most spectacular parts of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, including the Base de las Torres, French Valley and Glacier Grey. Unfortunately we had the wind knocked out of our sails when ... read more
South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » San Pedro de Atacama

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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