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  •  Torres del Paine National Park (Parque Nacional Torres del Paine) is a national park encompassing mountains, a glacier, a lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes.
  • The Atacama Desert is a plateau, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the Andes mountains. The Atacama desert is, according to NASA, the driest desert in the world,due to the rain shadow on the leeward side of the Chilean Coast Range, as well as a coastal inversion layer created by the cold offshore Humboldt Current.
  • Barrio Bellavista and Barrio Brasil are popular spots close to the city center of capital Santiago. Bellavista has a wide range of choices from popular places to upscale, such as a jazz bar. In addition, there are discos with all kinds of music, from contemporary eletro-pop to salsa and merengue. This is probably the only barrio where you can find a disco that has a predominately gay audience. It is a fun atmosphere and features drag-queen shows during Saturday nights.
  • Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaíso’s unusual system of funicular elevators (highly-inclined cable cars) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Valparaíso is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Carménère wines have a deep red color and aromas found in red fruits, spices and berries.The tannins are gentler and softer than those in Cabernet Sauvignon and it is a medium body wine. In recent years the Carménère grape has been discovered to be thriving in Chile, where growers almost inadvertently preserved the grape variety during the last 150 years, due largely to its similarity to Merlot.
  • Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art), The well put together Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art houses various artefacts from Mesoamerica and South America, featuring cultures such as the Olmec, Maya and Inca civilizations. Highlights include a Mayan stone stele and Andean mummies, which precede their Egyptian counterparts.
  • Girls, get ready for a strong dose of confidence. You can’t avoid impressive crush of Chilean guys!

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