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Chilean Authors

When you think about Chile as a nation of authors, you find that there have been great works of literature that have been enhancing the Chilean culture for a long time. Chile not only has Nobel Prize-winning poets but also authors who have gained international fame through their works of literature and poetry. They are […]

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Posted March 6, 2013 in History | Add Your Comment »

Longest Country in the World: Chile

Chile’s length as a country depends on who you ask. Chile stretches from near Visviri (it’s northernmost populated area) and the Tripartite border with Bolivia and Peru, south to Águila Islet of the Diego Ramirez Islands in the cold waters of the Drake Passage. If you consider that Chile claims a piece of Antarctica, then […]

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Posted June 10, 2009 in Culture, History | Add Your Comment »

Legend of Chile’s Origin

One of Chile’s legends is how the country was created by the hand of God: In the beginning of time, God created the wonders of the world. When he was finished, he saw that he had many leftover pieces. He had parts of rivers and valleys, of oceans and lakes, of glaciers and deserts, of […]

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Posted June 3, 2009 in Culture, History | 1 Comment »

Why Chile Claims Part of Antarctica as Chilean Territory

One of the thing that surprised me during my stay in Chile was that the news would show the weather forecast for Antarctica. The reason for this is that Chile claims a piece of Antarctica as Chilean territory. So naturally, they would report the weather for it just as they would any other part of […]

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Posted May 13, 2009 in History | 6 Comments »

Alejandro Selkirk Island

There is a little speck of an island far off the coast of Chile called Alejandro Selkirk Island. Where is Alejandro Selkirk Island? Alejandro Selkirk Island is the most westerly island of the Juan Fernández island chain. In fact, before 1966 the island was called “Isla Más Afuera” which literally means “Farthest Away Island.” View […]

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Posted April 1, 2009 in Destinations, History, Travel | Add Your Comment »

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