SEIZE THE MOMENT
An absurd Alitalia total price of 380.00 euros for the direct Rome-Santiago de Chile, tell me that it was time to go to Chile.
No hesitation and instant booking.
25 days in South America to organize with my usual crazy rhythms for a difficult but successful travel.
My musical tastes are as restricted and limited as extreme and often unknown. Two hands are more than enough to count the concerts I’ve attended. One of these was the Chilean Inti Illimani in Cagliari.
If I met them thanks to the demonstrations in which I shouted their “el Pueblo unido jamás será vencido”, I more follow them when I know their bond with Sardinia. Here in fact they organized their first concerts after the 1974 chilean military coup, that forced them to a long exile of 15 years.
My trip to Chile was accompanied by their music.
4 x 4
My long travels have a common choice: not to see just one nation, but to visit more States.
The record made on this trip was defeated after 3 years, when I visited 6 Nations on 2019 in Oceania.
4were the new flags added to the passport: Chile,Argentina, Bolivia e Peru.
And the 4×4 Toyota off-road vehicles allowed me to run on desert, sand, snow, ice and salt.
HOW TO GET
Santiago de Chile airport is certainly the main base for arriving by plane. There are many connections from Europe and from all over the American continent.
You can take advantage of excursions of a few days to arrive in Chile from neighboring countries: from Argentina (Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego), Bolivia (La Paz and Salar de Uyuni) and Peru (Lima).
HOW TO MOVE
Excluding the Chilean Antarctic Territory, Easter Island and other islands in the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a strip of land about 4,300 km long and only 180 km wide on average.
WHERE TO GO
SANTIAGO DE CHILE
The first thing that struck me about Santiago de Chile were stray dogs.
Many, big, everywhere and often in groups. But also quiet and never aggressive.
Then I remember the landscape, the historic Andes that observe every movement.
History passes from the Palacio de la Moneda, bombed on 11 September 1973 during the coup of General Augusto Pinochet which led to the suicide of Marxist president Salvador Allende.
His tomb is at the General Cemetery of Santiago de Chile.
In this regard, the Museum of Memory and Human Rights is very beautiful.
Photos and historical documents are the best way to know about the coup supported by the United States and the damage that the military dictatorship has created.
DESERTO DE ATACAMA