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Adventure to Patagonia

Chile is an incredibly long country, measuring 4,270 km. This means that it doesn’t conform to typical expectations of a tropical Latin American experience. It has so many different climates, from the desert in the north, the Melbourne-like seasons of metropolitan Santiago, to the freezing natural wonders of Patagonia. 797 more words

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desperately seeking penguins ;)

I have seen penguins at the zoo but seeing animals in the wild is a totally different experience.  Some of the Australis routes take you to… 915 more words

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Punta Arenas, Chilean Patagonia

Before the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 Punta Arenas was the main port in the navigation between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans due to it’s location on the Strait of Magellan.   401 more words

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From the Extreme South to the Heart of Chile

Punta Arenas, in the extreme south of Chile, in the largest city below the 46th parallel. The area hosts an interesting mixture of tourists, sheep farms, a tax free zone and oil. 4,144 more words

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Playful Patagonian Penguins: A Lesson in Chilean Alliteration

Of all the possible wildlife encounters one could have in the lower Southern latitudes, perhaps the most sought-after – and definitely among the most charming – is seeing penguins in their native habitats; which aside from a small group of rebels in the Galapagos Islands, are exclusively found in the Southern hemisphere. 468 more words

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ARAUCANA ORCHID, GAVILEA ARAUCANA, TORRES DEL PAINE, CHILE


Araucana Orchid ©Alvaro Barrientos, Far South Expeditions.

Gavilea is an endemic genus from South America, comprising 16 different species, all of them living only in Patagonia. 15 more words

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A quick stop in Punta Arenas saw us making regular pitstops at this awesome little joint called Kiosko Roca, established in 1932 and still going strong, serving its own stlye of choripán 500 CLP ($1) and banana milk 800 CLP ($1.80). 11 more words

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