Santiago Cathedral, Santiago de Chile. Can't wait to spend Xmas in Chile with Emi!

Santiago Cathedral, Chile -- Chile is high on our S. America list, and I hear Santiago is a lot like European cities!

Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.

Patagonia photography from Pacific Northwest photography Jesse Estes. Stories and photos from a 2012 trip to Argentina and Chile

Todos tenemos sangre mapuche. Los pobres en las venas. Los ricos en las manos.

Todos tenemos sangre mapuche. Los pobres en las venas. Los ricos en las manos.

Mapuche woman, Temuco, Chile, 1990 by Marcelo Montecino, via Flickr

beautiful portrait i love this Mapuche woman, Temuco, Chile by Marcelo Montecino The Mapuche are the only nation in South America that the Spanish were never able to conquer.

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