Discovering the home of Gabriela Mistral and Chile’s Pisco Sour

A cultural route is being developed for the region, but this valley on the tip of the Atacama Desert is already full of life – in its soils and in the skies above. Find out why the country’s Nobel Prize winning poet loved the peaceful mountain communities, and why astronomers still flock there today.

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A cultural route is being developed for the region, but this valley on the tip of the Atacama Desert is already full of life – in its soils and in the skies above. Find out why the country’s Nobel Prize winning poet loved the peaceful mountain communities, and why astronomers still flock there today.

Touring the pisco route in Chile’s ‘Norte Chico’: Pisco Elqui

It may be famed for its wines making valleys, but in oasis towns in Chile’s desert north, grapes are used to make another (in)famous alcohol – pisco.

It may be famed for its wines making valleys, but in oasis towns in Chile’s desert north, grapes are used to make another (in)famous alcohol – pisco.

Revenue from Chilean Pisco exports rises 142% in January 2011

Large trade-routes between Chile and Russia, the United States and Argentina contributed most to a 95 percent increase in the volume exported.

Barrel aging is one of the key distinguishing features of Chilean Pisco. Barrel aging is one of the key distinguishing features of Chilean Pisco.

Large trade-routes between Chile and Russia, the United States and Argentina contributed most to a 95 percent increase in the volume exported.

Chicha and pisco

Raising one’s elbow is a local saying and an exercise to toast with a glass of wine, chicha or pisco sour.

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Raising one’s elbow is a local saying and an exercise to toast with a glass of wine, chicha or pisco sour.

Discovering the Universe in Chile

Chile is a global power in terms of astronomical observation and everyday new initiatives are being created in order to access the wonders of the universe.

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Chile is a global power in terms of astronomical observation and everyday new initiatives are being created in order to access the wonders of the universe.

Bar El Diablito

Bar El Diablito

When you enter you are immediately surprised by its decoration. old objects in tables and walls. Surprises continue when you try the delicious meat known as “carne a la diabla”, homemade pisco sour and beers. Ideal for attending with friends and enjoying the lounge.

Typical food and beverages

Eating is by far one of the best attractions in this long, engaging and appetizing country.

Comidas y Gastromonía Típica de Chile Choritos al vapor (foto Juan Pablo Turén)

Eating is by far one of the best attractions in this long, engaging and appetizing country.

Top picks for a great Chilean cocktail in the country’s capital

As Santiago embraces its newfound status as a global city, we give you a beginners’ guide to its best, most creative and underrated cocktail bars.

As Santiago embraces its newfound status as a global city, we give you a beginners’ guide to its best, most creative and underrated cocktail bars.