Long hikes through the untouched nature or an expedition through the desert are in first place of all the activities you can do in Chile. So, if you’re thinking about taking a trip to the South American country, you should be light on your feet.
Surrounded by red scarps, the Puritama River extends in the Atacama Desert in Chile. It runs through a lowered valley where the plants spring in full green colors and the water is sparkling under the incandesced sun. After a three-hour walk to the end of the valley, a bath in one of the hot springs does work miracles and all the struggles seem to be forgotten. The village San Pedro is great for staying overnight to be well rested for the next tour. The hippie spot with its small shops and restaurants is the perfect basis for all sorts of trips.
Chile’s Unique Nature & Culture
The region Patagonia is another highlight in Chile. The temperatures are very low in this area, so stunning lakes and glaciers characterize the landscape. The national park Torres del Paine, where you can come upon the fascinating fauna of Chile, is also located in Patagonia. Whereas the fluffy vicuña is resident in the savanna, you could come across a puma, or at least some condors, in the mountains.
Besides the capital Santiago, the harbor town Valparaíso is considered as the countries center of culture. The historic city is built of colorful houses, which extend over multiple hills and streets with artistic facades. The city of poets and thinkers with its many museums and the European-like architecture is stated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Must-Know: Fashion Designer Guadalupe Gajardo Böhme from Chile
Pieces of clothing seem like they were made from jute bags, a body is covered in real looking feathers and some jeans are clearly crafted out of several small pieces – the Lupe Gajardo Fall/Winter 2015 collection seemed to be originated in another part of the world. In 2015, the Chilean designer presented one of her collections during the New York Fashion Week for the first time.
The young designer studied costume design in Vina del Mar, near Valparaíso, and stood out for her big talent. Natural fabrics and graphic patterns characterize her designs, which were shown during the Berlin Fashion Week as well. Guadalupe Gajardo Böhme was born in the desert in the north of the country and is now living in the capital Santiago. So it’s not that surprising that her inspiration mainly comes from her home country Chile: fringes, traditional colors and light, flowing fabrics can be found in nearly every of her drafts.
Georgia is a country of contrasts. Besides lonely mountain villages and old cloisters, the big cities are developing into a venue for night owls and luxury lovers. Indeed, Georgia has with some beautiful historic cities. However, the capital Tbilisi has developed into a modern metropolis in the last few years. The city is transforming into Georgia’s creative main spot where everything seems to be possible. There are construction sites at every turn, which will be skyscrapers or luxurious hotels soon. Most of the party scene insists of electric music clubs and raves. Also, with Tbilisi Fashion Week and many newly opened boutiques, fashion is also becoming a huge part of the urban life.