Diving in a world of marble

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Photo: Sergio MassaroPhoto: Sergio Massaro 

 
By Marcos Ponce
 
Over the years, the “Catedrales de Mármol” (Marble Cathedrals in English) of Lake General Carrera have been transformed into a must stop for those who travel on the Carretera Austral, or southern highway. Whether in motorboats, kayaks or stand-up paddles, there are plenty of tourist postcards of various nationalities of these these strange formations that emerge from the electric and flashing waters of the second-largest lake in South America.
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Leave No Trace: How to enjoy nature without damaging it

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Photo: Felipe PimentelPhoto: Felipe Pimentel
 
 
 By Raúl Castro
 
Editors Note: The following is from Issue 18.
 
Although enormously powerful, nature is fragile when facing the impacts that humans are capable of causing. This idea is even more evident when we consider the accelerating population growth on the planet and the growing demand for outdoor activities to reconnect us with that nature which is a victim of our carelessness.
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First Chilote vodka breaks ground in Chilean liquor market

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Photo: Sirena VodkaPhoto: Sirena Vodka 
 
 
By Zoe Baillargeon
 
Along with its wine, craft beer, and pisco, Chile can now add a new liquor to its top shelf offerings: authentic, Chilote vodka.
 
The new Chiloé Island Spirits Distillery on San Pedro Island near Quellon in the far south of the Chiloé archipelago has started producing its own handcrafted, small batch Chilote vodka. Named after the beautiful mermaid of Chilote mythology, La Sirena, "Sirena de Chiloé" is the first vodka of its kind to be produced in Chile.
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Teatro del Lago celebrates its eighth anniversary

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By Jenny Tolep and Cristóbal Pérez
 
In southern Chile, at Frutillar, the Teatro del Lago, with its impressive natural backdrop alongside Lake Llanquihue and Osorno Volcano, continues to offer captivating events, classes and activities in music and dance. Each year, Teatro del Lago has a spectacular event calendar and educational programs that are world-class.
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Time to Vote!

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The submission period for the Fourth Patagonia Photo Contest has come to a close. We received more than 2900 photos from all over the world, many thanks to everyone who participated! 
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