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Santiago Metro: An underground museum

If you are visiting Santiago, the Chilean capital, take sometime to use it’s underground metro.  The Chilean government implemented the MetroArte project which consists of 33 art pieces spread over different terminals. Through them the Santiago Metro has acquired its own identity which in turn has earned a spot in the Lonely Planet (placing the Universidad de Chile Metro station as one of ten ‘must see’ stations to visit in the world). The Universidad de Chile station is an authentic museum which gives the feeling of being in an art gallery with works of different styles, from Soviet art to murals. The “Memoria Visual de una nación” mural is the work of national artist Mario Toral and reviews the history of Chile. In addition to the Universidad de Chile station, stop by the Santa Lucia station which features traditional Portuguese mosaics as well as The Parque Bustamante station which features the “Vida y Trabajo” (Life and Work) mural by renowned Chilean artist Alejandro González.

Source: Turismo Chile Newsletter.

 

 

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Easter Island is among the world’s 10 most popular islands

Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice’ 2013 names Easter Island as one of the world’s 10 most popular islands and I couldn’t agree more. Rapa Nui is just mesmerizing. As the New York Time states The most remote of all places on earth, Easter Island has changed little since Thor Heyerdahl described it in “Aku-Aku,” an account of his 1955-56 voyage. See Mois – giant stones 30 to 40 feet tall and weighing up to 70 tons – that have tantalized scientists for decades! See an extraordinary collection of archaeological sites, visit Rano Kau (the ‘nursery’ of the moais), Orongo ceremonial village, Rano Raraku, Anakena Beach, Costa Oeste – Ahu te Peu, and Terevaka. It is a fascinating cultural and archaeological paradise which combines the ancient traditions of a society that, until its discovery in 1722, was unknown to the West for more than a millennium.

Learn more about our trips by visiting: Easter Island Mysteries or our Independent Rapa Nui

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