In three weeks time I’ll be on my way to Chile for four whole weeks. I’ll be swapping wintery weather for summer. I’ll be visiting places i’ve been before and some new ones too. I’m so excited! Before I go I’ll be sharing some ‘Chile memories’ posts on the blog of some of my favourite places i’ve been to. But, before that, here is a roundup of all of the Chilean related posts, and guest posts, so far.
Let’s start with Clem’s post on a Chilean Tour in 20 photos. She chose different words to describe different aspects of the country.
Places to go and things to see :: The North
Let’s carry on with places to go. Chilean is SUCH a long country so the south to the north vary enormously. From the driest desert in the north to the ice of the south.
I wrote on Camila’s blog The Things I Am Crazy For about my time in San Pedro de Atacama. The landscape was mind blowing and so different from anything i’d ever seen before! From San Pedro you can travel to Uyuni in Boliva; a beautiful journey through the desert.
While we stay in the north of Chile, Pepe wrote a blog post about Arica; a city in the middle of the desert. We learnt all about what the city has to offer and the influences that Bolivia and Peru have on everyday life there.
Places to go and things to see :: The Middle
Time to move further south to the arty port city of Valparaiso. I showed you the city through illustrated cards and matched these to photos I’d taken.
One of the most unique aspects of Valparaiso is the street art that lines almost every street. Camila wrote about the street art she’d seen in the city and also in a city further south; Valdivia.
Close to Valparaiso is Los Andes. Clem visited during the winter and shared her beautiful photos with us.
Isn’t food a huge part of learning about a country? Well, there’s been a lot of Chilean food posts here on WhatAWonderfulWorld. Clem wrote about the empanadas she’s made for her family in France. I blogged about the winning combination of avocado and bread. I’m so very excited to be eating fresh avocado so soon! Another dish that includes both avocado and bread is that of completos; Chile’s unique take on hotdogs. Then of course, the asado;the BBQ. A time for family and friends to get together. Lastly, I shared with you; the pancake cake. One of my favourites!
And, what better way to celebrate Chilean independence day than by eating all this food on one day!!
Lots more Chile posts to come soon 🙂 Do you have any stories or photos to share? If you’d like to write a Chile related post i’d love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org