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Valparaiso Landmarks

Valparaiso Landmarks

Funiculars or ascensores Before 1883 the residents of had to climb thousands of stairs “las escaleras” going up and down from their houses on the hills. The city’s funiculars or elevators were built between 1883 and 1915, the oldest one being the Concepción elevator. In the early 1900s there were as many as 30 working elevators, today many have been restored and there are 15 of them around the city. Aside from providing public transportation … Read entire article »

Filed under: Central Chile

Travel to Easter Island

Easter Island is one of the most unique places to visit because of its remoteness, concentration of archeological sites, geography, sightseeing and cultural heritage. The town of Hanga Roa, located on the west side of the island, is the only settlement on Easter island. The island is very small so it is possible to visit it in one day. Cars for rent are available in Hanga Roa as well as bicycles. It is important to note that most roads outside Hanga Roa are unpaved and full of potholes. Accommodation is plentiful. There are luxurious hotels and guesthouses also known as bed and breakfast. Staying in a B&B is the best way to experience the Polynesian way of life and their hospitality. Life in Easter Island is laid back and safe, however one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pacific Islands

Chile Weather

Chile Weather

In Chile the timing of the seasons is opposite to those in the northern hemisphere and because its geography is so diverse its climate varies from region to region. The Humboldt current of the Pacific Ocean, the Chilean Coastal Range and the Andes Mountains are the most important determinants in the weather patterns seen across regions. In general, in most of the country, the seasons roughly run as following: Spring is from October to December, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chile Geography, Chile Travel and Places, Chile Weather

Easter Island Weather

Easter Island Weather

Located in the South Pacific  Easter Island enjoys a subtropical climate. Summer is from January to March when the temperatures sore to an average high of 26°C / 79°F, temperatures fluctuate from 20°C° / 68°F to a high of 28°C / 82°F. The coolest months are from July to September when temperatures drop to an average low of 16°C / 61°F. Ocean currents, winds and precipitation strongly affect the island’s climate. The highest precipitation occurs … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chile Weather, Pacific Islands

Santiago Weather

Santiago Weather

The city of Santiago is located at an elevation of 1,555 feet or 475 meters above sea level and its geographical coordinates are: latitude:33 23S and longitude 070 47W. The following is a table of high, low and average temperatures and  rainfall by month for the capital city Santiago.   … Read entire article »

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Tierra del Fuego Weather

Tierra del Fuego Weather

Puerto Williams is the world’s southernmost town and it is located  on Chilean territory. Puerto Williams gives the most representative weather of   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chile Weather, South Patagonia