The Andes

20140216-182224.jpgWhether you’re looking at them, drinking wine at the foot of them, flying over them, skiing on them, riding horses on them, or trekking in them (yeah, right!), there is no denying that The Andes are one of Chile’s most beautiful and majestic features.

For someone that comes from a relatively flat country, I am still often blown away by the sight of them.

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They are particularly beautiful in winter, when they are snow-capped and catch the most amazing light of the sunset.  But even in the heat of summer, it amazes me that there is still snow up there.

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I can be walking down a city street, and suddenly catch a glimpse between tall buildings, or running through the park, and glance up and see the glacial tops. We even had some fresh snowfall yesterday, along with some very unexpected February rain in the city.

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They are truly amazing, completely different to anything in my home country, and one of the things I love about living in Chile.

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