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explora Launches New Photography Tour
Luxury lodge explora begins photography expeditions in Atacama and Patagonia locations.

South America's Best Cities for Street Art
Where you can find the best street art in South America.

Where to Celebrate Chile's Independence Day
Discover the best cities to visit during Chile`s national holiday

Pablo Neruda - People's Poet
Chilean poet, writer, diplomat, political activist and exile, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, "people's poet," senator, and one of the greatest South American poets, Pablo Neruda is Chile's gift to the literary world.

Gabriela Mistral
Born Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, this Chilean educator, cultural minister, diplomat, and poet was the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded in 1945 "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world."

Chile's Fiestas Patrias
Chile's Fiestas Patrias celebrate Chile's independence from Spain and run for a week prior to the Dieciocho festivities on September 18, with regional activities such as the Pampilla de Coquimbo, Semana del Folclor and other events celebrating Chilenidad.

On the Sunday after Easter, parish priests in colonial times went forth to take the Holy Sacraments to the elderly and infirm who couldn't get to church on Easter Sunday. They were guarded by groups of huasos, or cowboys, who protected them from bandits after the silver chalices.

Fiesta de San Sebastian de Yumbel
Every January 20 and March 20, thousands of pilgrims journey to Yumbel, in Chile's spectacular Lake District to participate in the Feast Day of San Sebastián, the patron saint of archers, soldiers, enemies of religion and others. The celebrations are colorful and pious.

The huasos of Chile are an integral, colorful part of the Chilean culture. Read Travel Articles About their efforts in the rodeo ring, called a media-luna, and on the dance floor doing the cueca.

Tehuelche Rodeo
Photos of huasos in action at the annual rodeo in southern Chile.

Cuisine of Argentina and Chile
Argentine cuisine is influenced by waves of European immigration and Argentina is known for its beef, and many meals are based on substantial amounts of carne, but other foods are certainly available.

Photos of Chilean Food
Photos from Clarence Fisk's article (link included) about favorite Chilean dishes and the restaurants he makes sure to visit when he's in Chile.

The Wines of Chile
Chile has been producing wine for over five centuries and is still delighting palates with the variety and scope from its vinyards. Learn a little more about the winemaking history and vintners of Chilean wine.

Recipes from Chile
Appetizers, entres, side dishes, drinks and desserts from Chile.

The Ultimate Guide to Chile's Independence Day
Everything you need to celebrate Chile's National Holiday

Get Inspired by South American Poets
Get inspired to travel with these South American Poets

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