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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Feb 28, 2010
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A beautiful country with kind & lovely people. God Bless Chile & Chileans!
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I haven't planned on writing a review on Chile although I've visited this country at a time when most in North America stayed clear of traveling anywhere in its war against terrorism back then in 2003. Life again reminds us that it's not always going the way as one plans it! Just like that tour I signed up for with an American travel agency which liaised with its Chilean counterpart but I ended up the only person on that trip! However, things went on as normal in Chile and the Chilean …
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: About this sound República de Chile Spanish pronunciation: [reˈpuβlika ðe ˈʧile]), is a country in South Americaoccupying 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. It is one of two countries in South America (withEcuador) which do not border Brazil. The Pacific coastline of Chile is 6,435 kilometres.[4] Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan FernándezSalas y GómezDesventuradas and Easter Island. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) ofAntarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

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 variedclimate, 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.[5] 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 ...

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