Next Avenue: Nature, food, culture, wine: Chile is the trip of a lifetime

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If you yearn to see glaciers and blue icebergs like you’ll find in Alaska, fjords like in Norway, the world’s driest desert, wine country, evergreen islands and even a slice of Polynesia, you’ll find them packed in one exceptionally thin country: Chile. Patagonia, one of the most gorgeous regions you’ll ever see, is a 3½ hour flight south of Santiago, the capital. The Atacama Desert is a two-hour flight north of Santiago. Wine regions are drivable from Santiago. The Chiloe islands are a 1½ hour flight south of Santiago, while Easter Island is a five-hour flight west of Santiago.

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