Torres del Paine
February 14-19, 2003
The island of Chiloe (pronounced CHEE-low-ay) occupies a special place in the hearts of Chileans. This rugged island is the ancestral home of the Chilote indians, and one of the last places to hold out against colonization by the Spaniards. Many Chilean folk tales and much of the folk music traces its roots to Chiloe. Many indigenous peoples still inhabit the island, farming potatoes and other crops in the abundant earth, and harvesting seafood from the bounteous waters. The island can be very rainy and stormy - I had pretty good luck with the weather, however.
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