Chile is an outdoor person's paradise; an adventurer's playground.
The country manages to maximize every environment within its 4270 km long borders. It is home to the world’s driest desert, massive mountain ranges that tower over moving glaciers, one of the best wine regions in the world and metropolitan centers just dripping with culture. Chile is where I fell in love with travel.
Mountains and active volcanoes line the country, snow capped and ready to be explored. Where else can you experience what 6000m altitude feels like in a one day climb? Home to the paragliding capital of the world, first class surfing and the fjords of Patagonia, Chile is a destination of panoramas that will ‘leave you speechless’.
Life in Chile is surreal. Guachos sit on benches sipping mate tea while reggae plays in the background. Valuable lessons of community can be taken from the people of Chile as just a moment strolling the streets will have you sharing smiles, laughs, mate and snacks with Chileans from all walks of life.
Double-decker buses cruise the never-ending highways of Chile, as traversing this country can feel like a bit of a challenge. While long journeys are part of the Chilean norm, the buses are comfortable and the scenery is breathtaking enough to pleasantly pass the time. When asked where my favourite country to travel is, I find it hard to not say Chile.