Chile is undoubtedly the longest country in the world, from the Atacama Desert to the furthest point in South America – Cape Horn. It is a mountainous country with a very long coastline with the Pacific Ocean. There are also Easter Islands which belong to Chilean territory. Chile is the most developed country in South America, where you will find many interesting places, beautiful landscapes and nice people.
My first adventure with Chile started right at the border with Bolivia. From the very beginning, I was fascinated by desert landscapes (is this how the moon looks like?). The Atacama is one of the most interesting deserts in the world. It is also one of the driest. This place has virtually no signs of life. Only sand, salt and rocks everywhere.
The first town I visited in Chile was San Pedro de Atacama. It is probably one of the most touristic villages in this country. Everywhere there are tiny clay houses (adobe style), many restaurants and cafes, and lots of foreigners. The atmosphere of this place is very nice. The weather is beautiful. A great place to relax. One of my favourite places!
The next stop – The capital. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. Like any other large South American city, Santiago doesn’t have much to offer. All major attractions can be visited in just 1 day. The most interesting district of this city is definitely Bella Vista, with beautiful graffiti around as well as many good restaurants and clubs.
Being in Santiago, I had to go to the small town located by the ocean – Valparaiso. It’s only 1.5 hours by bus. This is a very interesting place. The icon of this city is a large amount of graffiti on the walls. Definitely worth going there!
Chile is a very interesting country. Very diverse and certainly everyone will find something for themselves.