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History of The World: Easter Island

Easter Island covers roughly 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean, and is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast. Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the island was renamed Paaseiland, or Easter Island, by Dutch explorers in 1722. The island was eventually annexed by Chile in the late 19th century …

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Charting The World: Valparaiso, Chile

Located about 70 miles northwest of Chile’s capitol city of Santiago, Valparaiso is a seaside city of around 300,000 on the Pacific coast of Central Chile and is frequently referred to as simply Valpo.  Unlike the ceaseless noise and pollution of Santiago, Valparaiso is widely known for its bohemian culture, brightly colored houses, and beautiful …

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