When you go on a trip, one of the best things you can bring back with you is your memories. And what better to trigger them, while using them as a prop to talk about where you go and what you saw, than some incredible photos? Santiago is quite photogenic, and if you want to make sure to get a good collection of what’s really beautiful here, explore on your own, take a city tour of Santiago, or wander around on your own. Here are some of the hits you won’t want to miss for places that are truly photogenic at most times of day.
Category: Things To Do
April 2, 2014
For many thousands of years, Chile was populated (and continues to be populated, in some areas) by indigenous groups. And in the desert north of Chile, things last for a long time. Old construction sticks around forever, old cars endure long past when in more humid climates, they’d surely have rusted. And the rock art of the indigenous civilizations that populated this area has also withstood the test of time. Below are a few that are relatively accessible to visitors.
March 19, 2014
When you mention national parks in Chile, many people immediately think of the vast Patagonian park of Torres del Paine, which is Chile’s most-visited park. It’s most easily accessed in the summer, and most people spend several days hiking here to get the full effect. But the south is not the only place to check out parks. There are several in the Norte Chico (the part of the north of Chile that is closest to Santiago) that can get you out in the fresh air in a surprising variety of different landscapes.
March 5, 2014
Some people travel to see the art of the country they’re visiting. To understand what people in that country think is beautiful or striking enough to put on exhibit. In Chile, most guides will suggest that you visit the Museo de la Memoria (museum to the dictatorship), the Museo de Arte Precolombino (Precolumbian Art Museum), and even maybe the Museo de La Moda (the fashion museum). But Chile has a number of more unexpected museums worth checking out. Below are three of our favorites.
January 29, 2014
Chile, like the surrounding countries in South America, is not exactly known for its vegetarian cuisine. Meat is big, and seafood is considered a treat. Both show up quite a lot on most menus. But there’s no reason to eat a cheese sandwich everywhere you go, and there are actually a few Chilean foods that […]
January 8, 2014
Many people describe the Chilean Lakes Region, in the near-south as being Switzerland-like. And it does have soft green hills and several sparkling lakes. But the iconic Osorno Volcano, visible from the town and tourist hub of Puerto Varas is a perfect volcanic cone that reminds some of Mount Fuji, in Japan. The expansive lakes region was settled by Germans, and still retains certain architecture and culinary offerings. The area is cooler and wetter than central Chile, and has waterfalls, and hikes through the Valdivian rainforest and continually changing skies that reflect off the lakes when the wind is still. To really take advantage of all this area has to offer, you’ll need a least a week. The sample itinerary below uses Puerto Varas and Castro, the main town on the island of Chiloé as its major hubs.