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Atacama desert

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If saw, visited and experimented already Sahara desert or the Death Valley inU.S. you must have been impressed about the tough conditions of life there, due to the extreme lack of moisture. Nevertheless, the world’d driest region is the Atacama Desert, lieing on the Pacific Coast of Chile, and bordering also Peru and Bolivia.

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I found Atacama desert amazing and worth to be visited. It really looks like the Planet Mars. It would be something really extraordinary feeling yourself like being on the Mars, but I don’t think you can during this life. Much easier, go and visit Atacama Desert, the soil and the climate is very similar to Mars! NASA performs tests of its extraterestrial vehicles in the Atacama Desert. There are more telescopes in the Atacama Desert (there are no raining clouds there!).


Top Six Hotel Beds Across the Globe

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If you’re the type who works more than twelve hours a day, six days a week, it’s most likely that you’ve forgotten what your bed is for. Nearly all working Americans hardly get enough sleep, taking work and late night television to bed with them. These hotels might actually just give you the necessary refresher course on how to relax after a hard day’s work.

Loisaba Wilderness in Kenya

Who says camping out needs to be stressful? When you enjoy the wildlife of Kenya’s Loisaba Wilderness, you get to sleep under the stars in the comfort of a four-poster bed. Don’t worry because it’s covered by a mosquito net so those gigantic African bugs won’t be feasting on your blood while you sleep.


Santiago Restaurants

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Ooh, the flavor. And, oh my, the aroma. The wonderful food fare offered up in Santiago restaurants include so many different cultures. From European and North American to the ocean. Santiago restaurants offer its customers an opportunity to combine the flavor of the city with the flavor of the food. It doesn’t matter that Santiago is just another city in Chile. Not at all. This city is on the verge of something big and it has everything to do with the atmosphere, the friendly residents and the wonderful food that can only be found in Santiago restaurants.

Looking for something nice, Santiago restaurants that are some of the best in the city? Then try Madro Al or Mare Nostrum. Both of these Santiago restaurants offer a South American or Spanish flavor. When in Santiago, you should try a little of everything at the Santiago restaurants. They have restaurants for all budgets and all tastes, but what is the point of going somewhere different if everything you do is going to be the same?


Luxury vacations in Vina del Mar

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Vina del Mar is Chile‘s most attractive touristic destination. The Chilean are very proud about their Vina, and with a good reason. One month ago Vina del Mar hosted the G20 summit, which was focused on the today global crisis. That means a lot: world’s most powerful leaders joined in a spectacular destination. And they were very happy in Vina del Mar for sure! It remains only to hope  that they met the best decisions for our future.

Exquisite hotels in Vina del Mar

Exquisite hotels in Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar means in Spanish “the vineyard of the coast”. All around there are unending vineyards, and you can taste the result in the many gourmet restaurants of Vina del Mar. Start with the Cabernet and Pinot gris, they are simply fantastic!


Top 10 of the World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms

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Drinking a glass of wine in a simple room is not the same experience as sipping exact one under a canopy of stars. What defines the taste of any wine is the when and where you are sipping it.

This concept may anger the more logical minded members of the wine industry but several companies are already investing in wine tasting rooms. These tasting rooms offer a relaxed vibe and elegant window views of beautiful locales and are increasingly becoming part of big brewers’ calling cards.

The practice of making these structures to lure in possible customers have been started by newer wine industries belonging to Chile and Argentina and several states like Michigan in the United States for the American continent. In Europe, New Zealand and Austria have these rooms to lure in buyers. These architecturally elegant and scenery centered rooms invites the tasters to focus on their senses and the taste the wines provide.


Carretera Austral and what you should know about it

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Well,dear friend, Carretera Austral is a remoted exotic  place. It lies in the southern hemisphere and if you insist I am going to be more specific: it is in the Chilean Patagonia. It is build to a high altitude, in the Andes, and offers some unique landscapes.

The map of carretera austral, one of the world's toughest highways

The map of carretera austral, one of the world's toughest highways

Carretera Austral is 1200 km long, and mostly unpaved still today, 30 years after the beginning of its construction by the former Chilean dictator Pinochet. To make yourself an idea about the dimensions of this stone desert imagine one simple thing: Carretera Austral facilitates civilization access for 100 000 people! Maybe this makes it finally provocative to you!

Breathtaking landscapes in the Queulat National Park, on the Carretera Austral

Breathtaking landscapes in the Queulat National Park, on the Carretera Austral


Top Seven Places to Visit in Chile

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Top Seven Places to Visit in Chile

Despite the earthquake scares, Chile remains one of the most beautiful and versatile places on Earth. Its topographic versatility, though, can work against you if you want to go to too many places. Below is a list of the top seven places you shouldn’t leave Chile without visiting.

Valparaiso


As the name suggests, this Chilean spot is very close to paradise. It’s definitely one of the most unique cities in Chile, and one which Chileans themselves have overlooked. Its charm didn’t escape the UNESCO though as it was named a Heritage Site in 2003.

What can you expect here? Prepare to be wowed by Valpo’s steep hills, a contrasting flat center, very old and rather “crumbly” mansions, and a colorful tapestry of rooftops if you’re viewing it from above.


Santiago Hotels

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Planning a vacation to Santiago? Too many hotels to choose from? On the internet you can find review after review for great hotels, but really, which one do you pick? All of the Santiago Hotels sound so good. Of course, when you are looking at Santiago hotels, you are going to consider the price, or maybe the accommodations or possibly even the location. Besides Santiago hotels you can probably rent out villas or condominiums.

Well, don’t let that stop you from choosing one of the many Santiago hotels at your disposal. You have your choice of cheap and small, large and ornate or even familiar chain hotels. Santiago hotels boast some of the most beautiful hotels in Chile, with European architecture or the ever present chains of American hotels that are found in most cities. No matter what type of hotel you seek, there are Santiago hotels to accommodate you.