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Travel news, holiday tips, Chilean culture & history, how to travel in style and be eco chic along the way! The Cascada Travel Blog features interesting vacation and fun facts which can help you with your travel plans or give you an insight into something fresh. Any ideas you'd like to see written about meet our Communications Team. If you're keen to get Cascada travel blog updates subscribe to our Feed Feed or via Email.

Chilean Lapis Lazuli

October 23, 2014 - 17:17

The Andes amaze for many reasons. Rushing rapids, whooshing waterfalls, and majestic mountains. Azure skies and snowy peaks. A towering mountain range painted a blushing, rosy-pink with every glorious sunrise and sunset. But dig a little deeper, and you might just strike blue gold! Alongside the mountains of Afghanistan, the Chilean cordillera is one of the two main sources of lapis lazuli in the entire world. Hidden amongst the Andes, we can find a semi-precious stone which has been cherished and revered for thousands upon thousands of years...

How To Live Well On Earth

October 21, 2014 - 11:36

The governments of Bolivia and Ecuador have both made huge steps forward in protecting the natural world through officially recognising the rights of Pachamama, or Mother Nature. Read on to find out how they might be heralding the dawn of a new relationship with the natural world, and redefining what we mean when we speak of 'the good life'!

7 Wonders Of Chile

October 6, 2014 - 10:56

Forget those hanging gardens, lighthouses and pyramids - you don't need to go back in time to the Ancient World to have your breath taken away seven times! We've compiled a list of the wonders of Chile sure to put you in seventh heaven...