Monday February 17, 2020

A little on the Chile side

You’ll be assailed by bitter winds if you ever make the long trip to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America - but the breathtaking scenery is worth it

19th March, 2017

As we stand firm on a beach strewn with millions of years-old glacial pebbles, here in Tierra del Fuego at South America’s southernmost tip, a wind sweeping in from Antarctica threatens to knock us over.

Standing on the rim of the world (or so it feels!), Ivette Martinez, a girlish-looking retired Chilean teacher, holds her beloved tabby cat Lucy tight to her chest. If the wind doesn’t blow Lucy away, a passing condor,...

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