When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger countries in the world have a distinct advantage. The USA, China, India, Norway, Canada, and many other countries can easily compete for the title of most beautiful country in the world.
For me, however, Chile is the most beautiful country that I’ve ever had the privilege to spend a lot of time exploring. Its terrific length of 4,300 kms takes it from sub-tropical latitudes all the way to the Antarctic. On that note, Norway is a pretty solid contender and geographically looks a lot like the Northern-hemisphere Chile. Of course, Norway goes further North than Chile goes south so you can actually witness the wonderful northern lights from northern parts of Norway. But the similarities end there. Due to Chile being at a triple junction of geologic plates, the country tends to rock with earthquakes more often than almost any other place in the world. This also results in incredible landscapes with volcanoes rising up to touch the skies amongst ancient glacial lakes with ice that is over 20,000 years old!
We have extensively explored this extremely remote southern country over the past four years. What’s astounding is that there is still a lot left to see! Chile is an “Island nation” with natural divides separating it from all its neighbors. To the north of this long country the Atacama desert separates it from its neighbors, to the south and west the Pacific Ocean cradles its delicate and ever changing coastline and to the east you have the mighty Andes mountains running the entire (4000km+) length of the country.
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“I Live in Chile” by Thomas Jerome Baker could be called “I Love Chile”, because that emotion oozes from the first page to the last in this beautiful and engaging book about Chile.”
– Christoph Fischer
“I couldn’t keep from laughing and enjoying Thomas Baker’s account of learning to live in Chile. As much as it is entertaining, it’s educational.” – Dennis Waller (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer)
“What starts off deceptively as a travel book quickly becomes a beguiling, very personal, and highly entertaining look at a unique culture…” – Bob Rector
““I Live In Chile” is another wonderful read by Thomas Jerome Baker. Time and again, I’ve said that I love to learn about different cultures. In the case of Thomas’ newest release, I received all that I crave and then some.” – Janice Ross
“I don’t think anyone can read this book and not want to book a flight there immediately. His effervescence and love of Chile are evident on every page. This is far superior to your normal travel guide.” – Dianne Harmann
“Although he talks about the day-to-day lives of Chileans, the beautiful landscapes, the people, music, food, dance, customs, holidays and traditions, this is no travel guide. Rather, it is an extraordinary and passionate look into the heart of a man who has fallen in love with Chile. This book will provide insights that are not found in regular travel guides about Chile.” – Henry Summon
I Live in Chile. ¡Viva Chile! I am fascinated with, and deeply in love with Chile (encantado & enamorado). That will be the main aim of this book, namely, to share my life in, and my love for, this beautiful country, my beloved Chile. I hope you enjoy the way in which I share the story of what is important for me about my life in Chile. – Author Thomas Jerome Baker