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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Paraná: a territory of waterfalls and highlands

Paraná is one of the three states that make up the southern region of Brazil (Região Sul do Brasil). This is the smallest of the country’s five statistical regions. Very short is the coast line that this state has along ...

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The climate of Paraná: when to go in Paraná

The Paraná territory is subject to a sub-tropical climate, which can be divided into three different climatic areas. The flat areas along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean have a sub-tropical climate characterized by very hot summers, mild winters, and ...

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The state of Rio de Janeiro: tropical beaches and mountains

The state of Rio de Janeiro, although small in size, is one of the most developed and populous in Brazil. The territory of the state is located along the coast of the Atlantic ocean. The coastline stretches for over 600 ...

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The climate of the state of Rio de Janeiro: when to go

The climate of the state of Rio de Janeiro is hot and humid along the coast, while it is temperate and humid in the interior at higher altitudes. The flat areas of the state have a semi-humid tropical climate, with ...

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Piauí: cave paintings, spectacular rocks and rivers

Piauí is a state in the north-east of Brazil, which has the particularity of the Brazilian states to have the shortest stretch of coast among those facing the ocean. In fact, it extends along the Atlantic Ocean for just over ...

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The climate of Piauí: when to go to Piauí

Piauí has a warm tropical climate, with two distinct seasons, a wet and rainy one between December and May, and a dry season between June and November. Temperatures are quite high, especially inland, with maximum values between September and December. ...

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Pernambuco: colonial history, beaches and sugar cane

The state of Pernambuco is a small state in northeastern Brazil. The main city and the capital of the state is Recife, a large industrial city with a rich historical past. Pernambuco has a long and narrow shape, to the ...

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The climate of Pernambuco: when to go to Pernambuco

The state of Pernambuco is formed by a long and narrow strip of territory that enters the interior of northeastern Brazil, its conformation means that the climate of the state varies considerably based on the distance from the sea and ...

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Olinda: a beautiful colonial town protected by UNESCO

The city of Olinda, located a few kilometers north of Recife in Brazil, was founded by the Portuguese in 1535, and was one of the first settlements founded by Europeans in Brazil. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the ...

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Rio Grande do Norte: sand dunes and beaches

The state of Rio Grande do Norte is located in the Northeast of Brazil, wedged between the Brazilian states of Ceará and Paraíba, and washed by the Atlantic ocean. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the Balkan state of ...

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The climate of Rio Grande do Norte: when to go

The state of Rio Grande do Norte has a warm tropical climate, with significant differences in rainfall between the hot and humid coast and the hot and dry interior. Temperatures are fairly constant in every season of the year and ...

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Rio Grande do Sul: lagoons, canyons and immigration

Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. Its territory to the east has a long coastal strip bordered by the Atlantic ocean, while to the south it borders Uruguay, to the west with Argentina, to the north ...

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The climate of Rio Grande do Sul: when to go

The climate of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is temperate / humid sub-tropical. Its position in the extreme south of the country means that in general there are four seasons relatively well defined as regards the values ...

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