S: SOCIAL STUDIES LATIN AMERICA PROJECT 2010-2011
FC: My Trip To Chile | By: Abbie Klein
1: $$$$ | Date: July 14th-July 20th, 2010 14th-Arrive 18th-Easer Island 15th-Santiago 19th-Chiloe 16th-Antofagasta 20th-Depart 17th- El Tatio Geysers Plane ticket round trip= $2,500 Car rental= $250 Boat rental= $115 Hotel= $700 Food= $200 Supplies/Necessities= $150 ----------- TOTAL: $3,765 | ITINERARY | BUDGET
3: Santiago was founded by Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia on February 12, 1541. Santiago is named after Valdiva's birth place in Spain. The indigenous people warned the new settlers that they would treat them hostilely. The resistance of the indigenous people led to many wars and attacks. Santiago is 33 27' 0"s and 70 40' 0"w. Santiago has a Mediterranean climate. The typical temperature in winter is 56 degrees Fahrenheit and in summer it's 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Santiago is in the Santiago Basin which is a large valley surrounded by mountains. Santiago is also the capital of Chile. I went and visited Santiago, because it is the most modernized place in Chile. Also, because I think the Santiago is beautiful with the Andes mountains surrounding it, and there is over 100 Km of beaches.
5: Antofagasta was founded on October 22, 1868 by Bolivian President Mariano Melgarejo. He founded Antofagasta to have a port that would be an outlet for exports that he would have control over. Antofagasta is 23 39's and 70 24'w. Antofagasta is a narrow city that is bordered with steep hills to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is also one of the earth's driest regions. It even went through a period where in over 40 years it never rained. Antofagasta's typical temperature of around 63 degrees Fahrenheit has made it a year round beach resort for tourists. I visited Antofagasta, because it is an amazing vacation destination. Not only does Antofagasta have amazing weather but the scenery there is gorgeous; Like the the clock tower in the middle of the city with such beautiful designs and detail.
6: El Tatio Geysers
7: El Tatio Geysers in English means the grandfathers geysers. El Tatio is a geyser field with over 80 active geysers.The first mentioning and investigations of the geyser were in 1885. El Tatio Geysers is in the northern Andes Mountains of Calama, Chile at 22 degrees 19'53"S, 68 degrees 37" W. El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the 3 largest in the world. The springs boil at about 186.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average temperature of Calama, Chile is 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the day and 32 degrees Fahrenheit at night. I went to see El Tatio Geysers, because I thought it would be an exciting experience. The geysers can shoot water up higher than 40 feet in the air. The explosions of the geysers make the land around them very unusual and interesting. you can sometimes even see the inner crust of the mountains.
8: EASTER ISLAND
9: No one knows exactly when Easter Island was settled. In fact, the whole island and its culture is kind of mystery. Some say it was settled between 300-400 CE, while others say 1200 CE. What we do know is that the island was first settled by Rapanui who are the native Polynesian people. We also know that Moai, the human figures carved from rock, are statues of deceased ancestors. Easter Island is an Island of Chile located at 27 9' 0" S and 109 25' 30" W. Easter Island is now a place for travelers, scientists, and researchers. Easter Island has 3 fresh water lakes and a couple caves. The lowest the temperatures gets is about 64 in July and August and the highest is 82 in February. I wanted to see Easter Island, because it's mystery. I wanted to get my own take on what I think could of have happened. I also really wanted to see the Moai. The statues to me are so fascinating and interesting that I wanted to get a look at them myself.
11: Chiloe is an island off of Chile. The island was originally settled by native Indian tribes: Huilliche, Cuncos and Chonos, Many other groups of people, like the Jesuits, occupied Chiloe and were kicked of the island in 1767 by the Viceroyalty of Peru. Then in 1826 Chiloe gained their independence and united with Chile. Chiloe is 42 degrees 28'S ,73degree 20'W, and has a humid, cool temperature. Chiloe is South Americas largest island and is known for their houses built on stilts above the tides. The island is easy to get around, but you can only get to Chiloe by boat or kayak. One reason I went to the island of Chiloe is because of it's beautiful churches. After the Jesuits where expelled from the island, they still came back yearly and constructed churches. The second reason I went to Chiloe is because there are penguins. The two types of penguins are the Magellanic Penguins and the Humboldt Penguins.
12: Pastel de choclo Humitas Porotos granados Pailita de choclo y crema Albóndigas al jugo (meatballs in sauce) Cazuela de ave Empanadas Fritas de queso (fried empanadas filled with cheese) Pantrucas Porotos con mazamorra Charquican Jaibas rellenas Tomaticán Pastel de papa Brochetas | FOOD
13: PACKING LIST | 8 t-shirts 2 long sleeve shirts 8 pairs of shorts 2 pairs of jeans 2 pairs of sweat pants 3 sweat shirts 3 bathing suits 1 pair of gym shoes 1 pair of sandals 5 pairs of socks 1 jacket