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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA_World_Factbook_2002_import is at Talk:Chile/CIA_World_Factbook_2002_import.

The apparent mispeeling "Antartica" occurs in a Spanish phrase. Is it correct? -phma

"Antartica" is correct in Spanish. See [1] for an example.

Pisco sour is peruvian. There was a sentence wich said:"....pisco sour (the national drink)". That's a fake. Anyway, if you don't believe me. Please go to and you'll sea. Please don't confuse people. Pisco sour is PERUVIAN.

Actually, I believe there is a version of pisco sour for both Peru and Chile, both being slightly different. This came from a a resident of Santiago. Also, Wiki even makes a mention of this (very clearly):

In reality, the term "Pisco" was internationally trade-marked by Chile, so legally pisco is chilean. It is also made in Peru, but they don´t own the patent. There is no need to type in CAPS, when the law is on your side! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Pisco is Chilean by trademark, Pisco Sour is a Peruvian cocktail, in which pisco is one ingredient. Please sign your posts, so it's clear who is writing what. --Peter Talk 00:38, 26 July 2009 (EDT)

Cities and Other Destinations[edit]

Help! I have almost finished a regional map for Chile. The geography makes this an incredibly tough map to get right. There is barely enough space to show roads, let alone place names. Can somebody who knows Chile (that certainly is not me) weed down the mass of cities and other destinations listed in the article to a sensible list of a maximum 9 of each please. I will then try to show all of them on the map. To get the ball rolling, it would seem to me these are must haves:

  • Cities:
  • Santiago
  • Concepcion
  • Puenta Arenas
  • Antofagasta
  • Valparaiso
  • Arica
  • Puerto Montt
  • Other Destinations:
  • Easter Island
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Villarrica

--Burmesedays 03:56, 16 January 2010 (EST)

I have uploaded the map. Once there is a sensible list of cities and other destinations I will add them all. I hope we have a Wikitraveller who knows Chile well to help with this. The article has clearly been very unloved. Did not even have an undersand section. --Burmesedays 10:05, 16 January 2010 (EST)

Some clarifications[edit]

As chilean I think I can clarify some points. I wouldn't recommend to hitchhike, it may be specially dangerous for non spanish speakers.

Also I would add taxis as transport, but ideally with a gps app for knowing the route to your destination and avoid innecessary detours that some taxi drivers may do to scam tourists.

On the sanitary matter, in Chile there's no danger to get affected with dengue or other third world diseases, mosquitoes don't transmit infectious diseases in Chile. But it is perilous to eat raw shellfish as in ceviche or just marinated in lemon juice, it may cause from indigestion to intoxications with red tide harmful microorganisms.

Bribing cops is not only an offense, but also is ilegal, so better you won't.

It is not necessary unsafe to take your cell phone with you, just be cautious where you keep it and try to use it inside a store, café or hotel, online maps such as google maps are very reliable for big cities in case you won't find any non-spanish speaker to help you with directions. 13:34, 10 August 2012 (EDT)



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