Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The Puna: a plateau between Argentina and Chile

Salar de Pocitos, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Puna is a plateau that largely belongs to Argentina and to a lesser extent to Chile. This plateau which extends for 75,000 sq km is located at an average height of around 4,500 meters. From a geographical point of ...

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Journey to Easter Island: how to do and what to see

I spent almost a week on Easter Island. The island is one of the most remote places in the world. A journey to Easter Island is no joke. Take a geographic map and observe its position you will see that ...

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Stars in the Atacama Desert, an adventurous journey

The Milky Way with the Southern Cross and Eta Carinae. Atacama desert, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

History of a spectacular journey with a pinch of adventure … The main destination of the trip was the Andean highlands of Chile and Bolivia. The trip had been organized to see the flooded Salar de Uyuni. So the chosen ...

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Easter Island: the Moai of Easter Island

Easter Island immediately connects to one word: MOAI. The Moai are human figures carved in volcanic rock, unique works of Easter Island. According to the most recent studies, the Rapa Nui people sculpted these statues between the years 1250 and ...

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Easter Island: the coasts of Easter Island

Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Lost in the South Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is a fascinating place from all points of view. Easter Island is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Its isolation makes it difficult to reach. In fact, it ...

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Easter Island: the volcanoes of Easter Island

Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini ...

Easter Island is dotted with volcanic cones. Three are the most important Easter Island volcanoes: Terevaka volcano (altitude 507 meters, the highest point on the island), Poike volcano (altitude 370 meters) and Rano Kau volcano (altitude 324 meters). The fascinating ...

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Punta Arenas: the capital of Southern Patagonia

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in Chile, it rises along the northern coast of the Strait of Magellan, in the southern part of Chilean Patagonia. The Strait of Magellan is the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans discovered ...

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The climate of Punta Arenas: when to go to Punta Arenas

The city of Punta Arenas has a semi-arid sub-polar oceanic climate which is strongly influenced and made milder by the presence of the nearby ocean. The city is characterized by the wind which is often a constant in the Punta ...

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Cape Horn: where the Atlantic and Pacific meet

Cape Horn, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Horn is located in the archipelago of the Hermite islands south of Tierra del Fuego. The real cape is located in the southernmost island of the archipelago: the Hornos island. At this point the waters of the Atlantic Ocean ...

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Chiloe Island: nature, churches and crafts

This Chilean island is located along the central-southern coast of Chile in the Los Lagos region and is the largest (8,394 km²) in the Chiloe archipelago. It is also the second largest island in Chile after Tierra del Fuego. The ...

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Castro: stilts houses and wooden churches on Chiloé

The town of Castro is the capital of the Chilean province of the island of Chiloé, an island along the country’s central coast in the Chilean lake region. This town is located in the center of the east coast of ...

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The climate of the island of Chiloe: when to go to Chiloe

The island of Chiloe is located in the temperate oceanic zone of Chile. The climate of the island of Chiloe is characterized primarily by a cool, humid and rainy climate for most of the year. The temperatures, on the other ...

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Viña del Mar: the most famous seaside resort in Chile

Viña del Mar is the most important holiday resort along the Chilean coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is located 120 km from Santiago, and a few kilometers north of Valparaiso. Together with the latter city, it forms the ...

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The climate of Santiago de Chile: when to go to Santiago

Santiago de Chile is located in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by peaks that exceed six thousand meters in height, the climate of the city is similar to that of ...

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Santiago de Chile: neoclassical and modern architecture

Santiago, is the capital and largest city of Chile, its population exceeds 5 million inhabitants. The city is built in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is one of the most modern and ...

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San Pedro de Atacama: desert, volcanoes and stars

The church of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Author and Copyrigth Marco Ramerini

San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in the Atacama desert located at 2,200 meters above sea level, along the edge of the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt lake in Chile. The village is located about 100 km ...

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The climate of the Atacama Desert: when to go to Atacama

The Atacama desert has one of the most arid and driest types of climate in the world. In the areas of Atacama there are some places that since the meteorological data have been recorded have never received a single drop ...

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Atacama Desert: the driest desert in the world

Storm clouds over the Atacama desert landscape. Valle di Marte (Valle de Marte) and the Cordillera de la Sal, Atacama Desert, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Atacama desert is located in northern Chile, along a strip of land between the Andes mountain range and the Pacific ocean. This desert occupies an area of over 100,000 sq km and extends between the border with Peru and ...

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The climate of Chilean Patagonia: when to go to Patagonia

The climatic zone of southern Chile and Chilean Patagonia includes the southern Chilean regions of Aysen and Magallanes, located between 45 ° and 56 ° south latitude. In the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia, there are two types of climate, ...

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Chile power plugs and sockets, telephones

CHILE: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter Chile, you must present your passport with a residual validity of at least six months at the time of entering the country. Even children and minors must have a personal passport. Entry visa: To enter ...

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Photographic trip to Patagonia in autumn

Guanachi, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Patagonia is one of the most beautiful destinations for those like me who love landscapes, infinite skies and nature. Patagonia seen in the autumn is a spectacle of colors, this is probably the best time to visit it. I decide ...

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The colors of autumn in Chilean and Argentine Patagonia

Chorrillo del Salto, El Chalten, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Autumn is among the most beautiful seasons from a photographic point of view. In this period, nature creates indescribable colors thanks to the presence of deciduous trees. The leaves of these trees begin to change color and then fall. This ...

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Anakena: the most beautiful beach on Easter Island

Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Easter Island is famous for its mysterious civilization, the one that built the huge volcanic stone statues called “moai”. The island is located in the so-called southern seas, in the waters of the southern Pacific ocean and is part of ...

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History of Easter Island: many questions, few certainties

Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Every place on Easter Island has something to discover if you look carefully. Because here the story speaks of an ancient civilization of which we know very little. This island gives the feeling of a place with infinite spaces, but ...

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Easter Island: a fascinating island full of mysteries

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located just under 6 hours flight from Santiago de Chile and at more or less the same flight hours from Tahiti in French Polynesia, Easter Island is one of the most isolated places in the world. To get an idea ...

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Cruise to Antarctica: Traveling with children

Andrea and Mattia in Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Sometimes traveling with small children in tow is a problem for parents who are seen to face all sorts of doubts and problems related to the costs, destinations, and medicines to take and organize a trip with children. These problems ...

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Chile tourist attractions: what to see in Chile

Chile is a nation squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. Chile has a great diversity of attractions and natural landscapes. There are deserts among the driest in the world, such as the Atacama desert, mountain peaks, ...

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The climate of Chile: when to go to Chile

The extension of Chile for over 4,600 km from north to south means that the country is affected by different types of climate. To the north we find the desert and semi-arid climate that characterizes the Atacama desert and the ...

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Chile country of contrasts: deserts, mountains and glaciers

Chile (República de Chile/Republic of Chile) is a presidential republic situated in the south-west of South America. It is washed by the Pacific Ocean to the west, to the north it borders with Peru, to the north-east with Bolivia and ...

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