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An iceberg flipped over, and its underside is breathtaking

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Smithsonian MagazineSnow-covered icebergs dominate the scene near the shore of the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost part of the icy south polar region. Between the sun, the water and icy peaks, the beauty can be quite literally blinding.
 
“Everything is reflective and everything’s white,” recalls filmmaker Alex Cornell, who vacationed there last month with his family. “People had said that the first time you go, you’re kind of so overwhelmed that you take a lot of pictures of your feet and you don’t really know what’s going on … I definitely felt that,” he says with a laugh.
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Lonely Planet: The best hiking in Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego

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Lonely Planet - The south of Chile and Argentina is a hiker’s dream. The melange of craggy mountains crowned with glaciers and glistening with waterfalls, scrubland dotted with pale glacial lakes, flowering meadows, marshlands, and windblown cliffs that skirt the Magellan Strait present countless opportunities for exploration on foot.
 
From day hikes to a week-long trek around Tierra Del Fuego’s most inhospitable mountain range, here are our five favourite hikes in the region.
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Travel: Pure nature in Chile’s lesser-known Patagonia

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San Francisco Chronicle - Before me, a wobbly wooden footbridge stretched across the valley. On the other side was a trail that wound through the forest to a remote mass of ice called El Ventisquero Colgante. The Hanging Glacier.
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In Chile, tourism outperforms wine exports

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Travel Weekly - Chile’s tourism grew 20% year-over-year in the first half of 2015, growing faster and with higher gross receipts than exported wine.
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Tourism operating normally after earthquake in Chile

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Turismo Chile - Chilean tourism authorities advise that Chile’s major tourism destinations are operating normally, according to a preliminary assessment made by the Undersecretary of Tourism in conjunction with the National Tourism Service throughout the country.
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