Last month, as I was motoring down Interstate 5 in a rental car to catch my flight from Los Angeles to Santiago the next day, I pulled off the highway to receive a phone call from John Bordsen, the travel editor for North Carolina’s Charlotte Observer. After a couple lost connections, I found a high point where the phone signal was dependable, and John interviewed me on Chile for about half an hour, focusing on the new third edition of Moon Handbooks Chile.
The condensed interview finally appeared in last Sunday’s Observer. Surprising, John was most interested not in Torres del Paine and the Atacama desert - the prime destinations for most visitors to Chile - but in the capital city of Santiago (with sights such as the Mercado Central and its fishmongers, pictured above), the colorful port city of Valparaíso, and the Casablanca valley wine country. You can read the entire interview by clicking on the link at the beginning of this paragraph.