Cultural heritage in Patagonia is very rich, however, my trip over there had a different perspective: geological heritage. Geological heritage helped me to explore not only beautiful landscapes but also the fascinating history of the region… including the discovery of a new dinosaur!
How is it to live in an off the beaten path small town in northern Patagonia? Dealing with the weather and using a wood burning stove to heat a house, these is how I spent two weeks in Coyhaique, in the Chilean Patagonia.
Earthquakes and volcanoes were a common conversation topic with locals when I was in Chile, and it was interesting to hear their personal experiences. Natural disasters are terrible events. Some people, however, were able to tell me their experience with a calm matter-of-fact tone, others even with humor. I truly admire them.
In 2003 the historic quarter of Valparaiso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its culture and architecture, including its old lifts. With its colorful houses, cobbled streets, diverse street art and great views from the hills, I could walk its streets during hours.
Is there anything better than to explore a new place with a local? Yes, exploring a new place with a local who loves good food!