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June 2018. Summer 2018. There were two Vietnamese girls who had a passion in traveling and exploring Latin America culture, decided to take a challenge to discover a part of the world where before, back in Vietnam, would they never imagine they could put their feet on. And let me tell you the story of those two Vietnamese girls in that trip. Exciting. Fun. Nervous. Sad. Thrilling. All kinds of emotions. I hope when reading these posts, you could also experience a part of Latin America countries, and who knows, you could – one day – explore Latin America and fall in love with them – just like I do.
We got the visa from Colombia and Chile – but to be honest, the time we spent in Colombia and Chile cannot be said that we already traveled there. But at least, we went there and stayed there, so in a way, we visited Colombia and Chile.
The trip to Colombia can be said as a lesson for us from how to get to another country to how to survive with 30 hours on bus.
Thinking back, I have to say we – the two Vietnamese girls were too brave for this trip – to be brave enough to cross the border between Ecuador and Colombia by ourselves without any Spanish in hand or any internet to communicate through google translate – once Colombia was well known as a country of heroin and mafia.
Want to know more details, please contact me – as this can be considered as a lifetime experience for me. Nervous. Thrilling. But worth learning.
This was Colombia through my eyes..
We only visited Santiago de Chile – the capital of Chile – the largest city in Chile and also one of the largest and developed city in the Americas. Chile – like most other countries in Latin America were colonized by Spanish – therefore, their language is also Spanish, but in some ways, different from Spanish in Ecuador.
When reaching Santiago de Chile, you will be surprised first of all by the graffiti around the city with many amazing photos. Unfortunately, I didnt have any photos of graffiti art here, but it was really amazing to look at.
The other notable thing is the Andes mountains – which you can see from most points of the city. Wherever you are in Santiago, you can see Andes mountains.
With Spanish colonization, Santiago de Chile offers you some sites and tourist attractions that if you visit there, you should spend some time exploring these places.
Talking about Chile, we can never forget about wine. Chilean wine has taken the world with its delicious wine and thanks to the ideal climate for growing wine with lots of sunshine over the year and not too cold during summer, Chile can be considered as a paradise for wine and also for wine tour if anyone feel interested in buying wine back home and visiting beautiful wine yards surrounded by Andes mountains.
Some other silly moments of us in Chile
So that’s our Chile trip – short but also many new and fun experiences. Chile is beautiful with the nature spreading from desert where is so ideal for star gazing to the ice spots. Only a minus point maybe Chile is too expensive – almost similar to the price in the US.
Thank you – Chile and Colombia – we met in a short time, but somehow still impressive, right?
Gorgeous post. Did You love world’s best music Cumbia in those countries?
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I didnt have a chance to enjoy Cumbia in Colombia. Definitely would learn about it after your recommendation.