Valparaiso, once known as “the Jewel of the Pacific,” has been through it all and seen it all. Once a wealthy and prosperous port, the city suffered severe decline with the opening of the Panama Canal. Things have changed, again, with a burgeoning tourism industry bringing waves of new visitors to Valpo—as it’s known to locals. Drawn to the artistic atmosphere and laid-back vibe, travelers have embraced the colorful chaos that is Chile’s second-largest city.
From north to south, top to bottom, Chile is home to some of the most spectacular natural beauty on the planet. Stretching over 2,500 miles from north to south, Chile covers an incredibly vast range of geographic and climate zones. Chileans appreciate the natural wonders of their country, and have done an excellent job of preserving the natural terrain. Chile boasts a long list of national parks, covering over 9 million hectares. Here are six of the most prominent:
Given that there are more Catholics in Brazil than in any other country in the world–almost two-thirds of Brazilians are Catholic–it should come as no surprise that the country is home to a massive number of gorgeous, inspiring cathedrals. And while the city of Rio de Janeiro is home to spectacular beaches and mountains, Rio also boasts its fair share of cathedrals worth a visit.
They flock in from every corner of the globe. They’re excited. They’re enthusiastic. They’re hungry.
They are the thousands of food lovers who come to Lima to attend Mistura, South America’s largest food fair. 2016 marks the 9th anniversary of the fair, which will be held September 2-11.