2,653 miles. That’s how long the country that occupies hardly a toenail clipping on the world map is; it’s so narrow, you might not see it if you spin the globe too fast. You probably don’t have many friends who have been to Chile on a quick holiday and you’ve maybe never seen it featured on a nature documentary. You’ve likely never tried the food or listened to Chilean cumbia. It’s very possible that you’ve never really heard much about Chile at all. But, damn, Chile is something.
Chile is one of the few countries that has both captured my imagination and drawn me to stay. Chile really does have it all, from the driest valleys in San Pedro de Atacama, to more than 4,000 miles of coastline, to sprawling cities like Santiago, to Easter Island sitting some 1,150 miles offshore, to the turquoise lakes of the Lake District, to the legendary Torres del Paine National Park, to Patagonian fjords. There’s a whole heap of things you would hardly expect to find in one country, yet somehow you do. Take the proper time to explore Chile, and despite all the things you’ve never heard about it, you’ll be impressed.
Curious about this South American country but don’t know just where to start? Here’s a look at Chile in photos, spanning from North to South.
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