Friday, May 25, 2018

Best Country to Visit in 2018, By Lonely Planet

(Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018) - Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south. From its disparate extremes to the ever-trendier capital of Santiago at its heart, the country’s citizens will unite in 2018 to mark 200 years of independence. Thanks to new non-stop flights from both London and Melbourne, it’s never been easier to catch a plane, raise a glass of pisco sour and toast the celebration.

Lonely Planet writer Mark Johanson travels the length of Chile – from the Patagonian fjords of the south to the Atacama Desert in the north. Presented by GoPro.