Favorite thing: US citizens pay a reciprocity tax of USD$100 in cash upon entry into the country. The receipt is valid for the life of your passport. This tax is applied to countries that charge Chilean citizens a fee to process visas. However most countries have a visa waiver agreement with Chile.
Favorite thing: The Chilean currency is the Peso. Most of the time you will pay with notes, since the coins do not represent much value. Banknotes of the following nomination exist: $1000, $2000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000 and coins of $1, $5, $10, $50, $100 and $500.
Favorite thing: In this zone , the Hight season starts the second weeks od December and last until the end of February, Most of the tourist services work during this time of the year only, but certain hotels and travel agencies work all over the year.
Everywhere that we went in or around the city we would see this camera crew.
We got very curious as to what they were doing.
Finally got the chance to ask one of them.
They were from Holland and were here filming a documentary about Chile.
It is to air in March of 2005.
I was there for work, but I loved the terrain
Fondest memory: Eating dinner at a restaurant eating goey duck.. it was gross for both of us. we still has a lot of fun
Favorite thing: The favorite thing that we did while in Punta Arenas was to go out to the island to see the Penguins.
Favorite thing: This is in Punta Arenas, the butcher shops here are not like they are back at home with everything cut and wrapped and ready to go.
Favorite thing: I believe this is the Plaza de Armas, there are lots of people selling jewlery and different kinds of clothing around Magellans statue.
Favorite thing: This is the towns square in Punta Arenas..Make sure to rub Magellans big toe for good luck, it is the local custom.