Everything is more vivid in Chile. The wind doesn’t blow, it howls. The mountains don’t loom, they reign. Even the shape of this long, narrow country adds to its rugged character and rewards those undaunted by long distances. Hemmed in by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, going west and east is a relatively easy jaunt, but traveling north and south is a 2653-mile affair that takes one from arid, rugged deserts down to verdant mountains still actively carved by glaciers.
Author: Krista Rossow
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