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Not Jambo but Hola. Just yesterday I returned from one week in the beautiful country of Chile. At the invitation of the Chilean Government I was invited to visit the southernmost region of Chile – Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego – to learn about the area and explore some tourist development ideas.

Alan Feldstein visiting Chile

Alan Feldstein visiting Chile

The area we went to is largely undeveloped, stark and beautiful. Over the next few weeks I will be writing about my experience down there. Right now I am very jet lagged as I traveled for almost 36 hours to get home (with layovers and a chance to tour Santiago).

I spent 3 days on a boat traveling around the Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. Then with 2 new great friends, Nick Mead of Auckland Sea Kayaks and Mike Ritenour of Underwater Design Development, we toured Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park where I hiked, went horseback riding and drove around stunning vistas, glaciers as well as some wildlife – flamingos and guanacos to name a few (more about them to follow).

I met some amazing people from around the world and the Chileans could not have been nicer hosts. Stay tuned for more.