Chile

Lady in Santiago

My Santiago sightseeing took place piecemeal while I was traveling in Chile. First there was my amazing day of wine tasting in the Maipo Valley, then came my evening of exploring bits and pieces of the Santiago restaurant scene after a day in Valparaiso. But it was only on my last day in Chile that I had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time exploring the city center.

Reflective building in Santiago Chile

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Lady in Patagonia

There’s something different about Patagonia. Way down at the end of the Earth, the region at first seems similar to other places in the world. But upon closer inspection, it reveals its own unique character that distinguishes it from anywhere else.

Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia Chile

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Lady on Easter Island

Easter Island has always intrigued me. The tiny triangle of land is isolated in the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, but its mysterious history and unique moai statues make it famous throughout the world. I couldn’t take a trip to Chile without visiting.

Moai statues on Easter Island

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Lady in Valparaiso

Valparaiso is a city of contrasts. Every time I told a Chilean that I was planning to spend an afternoon there, they raved about the historic port city as if it was the soul of the country.

Art in Valparaiso Chile

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Lady in the Atacama Desert

I love the desert. There’s something awe-inspiring about an environment so harsh that only the most impossibly adaptable species of flora and fauna can survive. There’s something beautiful about dry, hot landscapes, cracked earth, and mountainous sand dunes. And there’s something powerful in a night sky so full of stars that it makes you remember your insignificance in the universe.

Atacama Desert in Chile

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Lady Goes Wine Tasting in the Maipo Valley

A lot of people have asked me why I chose to visit Chile. The answer is twofold. One, by February I find myself so tired of the winter in London that I always take a trip to a warm destination at the end of the month.

Grapes at Aquitania winery in the Maipo Valley in Chile

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