Dream Vacation: Chile

A wonderful Latin environment

CHILE

HISTORY OF CHILE

Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty, with attractions ranging from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District.


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Santiago

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Santiago

On a clear day, fresh after winter showers, Santiago basks in one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world. A glance through the downtown blocks reveals a mighty circle of mountains - the snow capped Andean peaks to the east, and a smaller coastal range to the west - that frames the Chilean capital.

CHILEAN TRADITIONS

The most popular Chilean tradition is the Fiestas Patrias (Independence Festivities), which are held on September 18 and 19 to commemorate the First Assembly of Government in 1810. Its Fonda and Ramada parties offers traditional fare including empanadas, chicha (a fermented liquor) and red wine, and dances like the cue-ca and Cumbria Flags are raised, kites are flown and Chilean-style horse races are held.
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