|With justifiable pride in his country, a Chilean man once explained the crazy geography of his country, its people and customs by saying that “…when God created the world he had a handful of everything left – mountains, deserts, lakes, glaciers, etc. – and he put it all into His pocket, but there was a hole in his pocket, you see, and as God flew across the heavens it all trickled out of His pocket; the long trail it made on Earth is Chile….”
From the world’s driest desert in the north, to the wind-swept Patagonia in the south; from the majestic Andes in the East to the Pacific Ocean in the west; from the “norteños” to the European descendants in the south, Chile is land of diversity in all sense of the word.
Why do I mention Chile? Well, consider this: it is winter in Washington and it is summer time in the southern hemisphere; there is a lot wine and cheese in Chile; there are rivers cascading from the Andeans peaks into blue lakes; there are trails to hike and pictures to take; there is family and there are friends. I am out of here!