Monday, 2 November 2009

southern winds...

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: República de Chile), is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.Chile's unusual, ribbon-like shape—4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide—has given it a varied climate, ranging from the world's driest desert—the Atacama—in the north, through a Mediterranean climate in the centre, to a rainy temperate climate in the south. The northern desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century, when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. A long and narrow coastal Southern Cone country on the west side of the Andes Mountains, Chile stretches over 4,630 kilometres (2,880 mi) north to south, but only 430 kilometres (265 mi) at its widest point east to west. This encompasses a remarkable variety of landscapes. It contains 756,950 square kilometres (292,260 sq mi) of land area.Chile is the longest north-south country in the world, and also claims 1,250,000 km2 (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica as part of its territory.Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. Currently, Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in human development, gross domestic product per capita, competitiveness, quality of life, political stability, globalization, economic freedom, low perception of corruption and comparatively low poverty rates. It also ranks high regionally in freedom of the press and democratic development. Chile is a founding member of the United Nations and the Union of South American Nations......Bring one jacket and come with us in this quick trip to discover and enjoy a little bit of this amazing wild destination, Patagonia Sur del Mundo.


Sarah said...

what a beautiful place!

enjoy some wines ;)



Wooow your country is really beautiful, I must confess that I don't know much about it but without any doubt, I have to know more about this beautiful place!!! and your pictures are really really good

Congratulations and I'll keep in this amazing trip!!!!

greetings from La Mexicana!!

Suruyevsky. said...

Welcome to Chile, Crazydrile.
Enjoy chilean food!
Greetings to you and Amy from Mandrilland, the Bookshops' City, hahahahahah.-

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Fantastic and Magic lands..Im going to enjoy some wines for sure! and now the beer in Chile is not bad too!

Cheers Sarah, keep travelling with Compass of the North

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Thank you Mexicana, I may confess that Im discovering Chile now too!
After travelling in another Countries and live in overseas, I can look Chile, my Country with different eyes, and this time I want to show my vision to the rest of the world...the tourism in Chile is a very new business...just starting

Big Kiss 4u

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Greetings Back Suruyevsky!
Chilean Food (Puerto Varas and Chiloé) and Chilean Wines, is one of my favorites food ever!

One traveller tip:

Best Salmon with fresh potatoes and butter:

-Feria Artesanal de Dalcahue (Chiloé Island, Chile)

Great Chilean Red Wine:

- Montes Alpha, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Castillo de Molina, Cab. Sauvignon Reserva

If you are living in overseas, try to find any Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon or Sirah


Cheers Suruyevsky, greetings in Mandriland!

gabriela said...

Dear Crazy Drile:

Beautiful country, best foods, beautiful landscapes and very warm people too.

...and the pic showing "huasos" with the flag is really wonderful.

kisses from Los Angeles, Chile

PD please check your mail.

Sil said...

Qué buen reportaje!
Estás viajando por Chile ahora? Si es así, estás muy cerquita de Argentina, mi país!

A propósito... tú de dónde eres?


★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Gracias Sil, me alegro que te guste el estilo de la pagina... Asi es, estoy viajando muy cerca del Sur de estos dos Paises, Chile y Argentina tal vez (si no me equivoco) estoy a la altura de Bariloche Argentina

Soy Nacido y Criado en el Sur de Chile

Un gran abrazo y suerte en
Nagoya, Japón!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Gabriela, greetings in L.A too!

It is imposible got bad pics in the South of Chile!

Keep travelling with Compass of the North

...nexts destinations: Puerto Varas, Frutillar, Chiloé, Dalcahue y más!

Franchesca said...

¡Hola Seba ! me alero que estés en tu country de nuevo, preciosas fotos y preciosa música .Un abrazo desde España.Franchesca

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Gracias Franchesca, disfruta con nosotros de algunos lugares tipicos de Chile en los proximos Capitulos...hay mucho por descubrir y fotografiar en Chile

Un abrazo y saludos en España!!