2017 Pretend Trip to Chile

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2017: PRETEND TRAVEL JOURNAL – CHILE

These “assignments” are undated, they will take as long as they take and will be a long-term project without firm deadlines, so I might eventually run into 2018 with this. After three years of waiting and planning and gathering books to do this, I’m off on the adventure.

ZONE A – CITY OF SANTIAGO

1) Architecture in the Plaza de Armas plus anything else in the plaza that appeals to you.
2) Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
3) Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
4) Any outdoor café in the city.
5) Parque Metropolitano de Santiago
6) Cementerio General – the principal cemetery of the city.
7) Casa Museo La Chascona – one of poet Pablo Neruda’s houses.
8) Museo de la Moda – fashion museum.
9) Any market in Santiago for handicrafts.
10) Museo de Arte Decorativo
11) Barrio Vitacura – any art gallery or architecture

ZONE B – CENTRAL VALLEY

12) City of Valparaíso – La Sebastiana – another Pablo Neruda house.
13) Museo Naval y Maritimo
14) Palacio Baburizza – an Art Nouveau mansion.
15) Casa Museo Isla Negra – another Pablo Neruda house with his tomb and seashell collection.
16) Parc Nacional La Campana – UNESCO wilderness habitat.
17) Reserva Nacional Rio de los Cipreses – Andean wilderness, wildlife.
18) City of Sewell
19) Seaside Town of Tomé
20) Weaving or other crafts by the indigenous Mapuche in Central Valley area.
21) Ceramics from Los Andes
22) City of Rancagua
23) Valle de Cachapoal – anything related to wineries.
24) Ski Centre of La Parva

ZONE C – NORTE GRAND & NORTE CHICO

25) City of Arica – Poblado Artesenal – craftspeople’s village.
26) Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas
27) Town of Parinacota
28) Oasis Village of La Tirana
29) City of La Serena – Chile’s second oldest city.
30) Vicuña: Museo Gabriela Mistral – personal items of the celebrated poet.
31) Village of Pisco Elqui: the Pisco (national drink) museum in the Destileria Pisco Mistral
32) Monumento Natural Pichasca
33) City of Ovalle Food Market, Feria Modelo de Ovalle
34) Parque Nacional Bosque Fray Jorge – UNESCO biosphere reserve.
35) Historic UNESCO-protected ghost town of Humberstone

ZONE D – LAKE DISTRICT & CHILOÉ

36) City of Temuco: Museo Regional de la Araucania
37) Spa complex of Termas de Malalcahuello
38) Town of Pucón
39) Town of Panguipulli
40) Town of Frutillar
41) Castro – capital city of Chiloé
42) Town of Dalcahue – artisans’ market.
43) Museo de Puerto Octay

ZONE E – NORTHERN PATAGONIA

44) Village of Futaleufú
45) Village of Cisnes
46) Village of Caleta Tortel

ZONE F – SOUTHERN PATAGONIA

47) Town of Puerto Natales
48) City of Punta Arenas
49) Town of Porvenir
50) Puerto Williams (southernmost town in the world)

ZONE G – EASTER ISLAND & ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND

51) Easter Island
52) Robinson Crusoe Island

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