The route of the Patagonian Expedition Race, which runs over 380 miles (611 km) from Torres del Paine National Park to Pali Aike National Park, was announced just 24 hours before it kicked off on Feb. 8. Contestants will have to trek, bike and kayak previously unnamed valleys, lakes and glaciers.
The editors of the world’s most popular travel guide listed Chile’s south alongside the Gilli islands of Indonesia, the Marquesas of French Polynesia and Scotland’s far-away Shetland Islands as some of the best places to travel in the coming year.
In the Atacama Desert region in the country’s north, the skies are so rarely affected by humidity and clouds that the land below receives the highest amount of solar radiation of anywhere in the world.
The residents of La Granja, Peñalolen and La Florida districts on the southeastern edge of the capital will be able to recycle as much as 10 percent of their waste at the new ecological outdoor center.