The mighty west winds sweep across southern Chile. There is no other land mass that far south, until Antarctica itself. The flat lands either side of the Magellan Straits guide ships through the southern passage that was eventually replaced by the Panama Canal. Slightly to the north the mighty Andes trap the ocean’s precipitation in […]
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One of those dream destinations, this most isolated inhabited place remains globally important. It is beautiful, green, volcanic and extremely clean. Rapa Nui as the isolated speck in the sub-tropical South Pacific ceased to be itself when commercial flights began in earnest in 1967. It does remain culturally Polynesian, bureaucratically Chilean and very international due […]
Recently with a few of my father’s neighbours we enjoyed a Peruvian / Chilean cocktail – Pisco Sour. Pisco is a brandy or distilled wine that can have from 30-60% alcohol. It is very strong on its own and is the national drink of both Peru and Chile.
Perched on the edge of Hudson’s Bay, by the mouth of the Churchill River, the small community of Churchill, Manitoba may only be reached by train (40+ hours), by air, or by water.Despite this isolation, Churchill is considered one of the most accessible places from which to view polar bears in the wild. The town is […]