Chile – 112th CountryTo see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Chile is my 112th country.
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I crossed into Chile overland after exploring Salar de Uyuni for three days. A chilly and high altitude crossing. Chile, another former colony of Spain, is a long sliver of a country, with a coast of over 2,600 miles. Today, Chile is arguably South America’s most stable and developed nations. Chile had to overcome a 17 year military dictatorship that overthrew the prior democratically elected government.
Similar to Bolivia, I divided my time into three regions overly nearly two weeks. I began my adventures in the Atacama Desert, in the north of Chile. It is a high altitude, very dry desert of immense natural beauty. I then spent four nights on the magical Easter Island. The isolated island has a mysterious history and is populated by giant stone statues. My trip ended in the capital of trendy Santiago.
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Chile – 112th Country
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Wow! The 112th country?! You’re truly inspiring, Ric. Chile seems breathtaking and worth visiting!
Thanks…I am actually at 115 now, but a bit behind in my blogging. Chile was great! So much to see, I hope you guys make it down there.