Natales in first person; get to know Zach’s adventure

marzo 27, 2018 |

Thousands of backpackers arrive at Chilean Patagonia every summer, eager to live the adventure of a lifetime. One of them is Zach Bokulic, a newly grad financial advisor from Washington DC. For twelve days, he travelled through the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, exploring its lush vistas and meeting new people from all over the world.

“I was very inspired to come to Chilean Patagonia; it’s such an incredible and beautiful place. I was excited to escape from the city life and become completely surrounded by nature”, he says. In Torres del Paine, Zach explored the leafy trails of the Park with his Washington friends, discovering some of the area’s natural treasures.

Likewise, the american visited Lago Pehoé, where he recorded the different shades of its crystalline waters during the magellanic summer. On his video, we can see how the water reflects the colors of this season, tinting itself with the lilac tones from the sunrise and sunset, reflecting the majestic “Cuernos del Paine” as well.

However, the most significant memories of his trip came from new friendships. Chileans and foreigners took part of his adventure through the park, but also joined him on the chilean “carrete”, a term used in Chile to refers to its night life. “Surprisingly, one of my favorite parts of the trip was exploring the town of Puerto Natales. I loved the Chilean people we met there. We saw local bands and played “pichangas” (a type of informal soccer) Share some beers with them was extraordinary!” he tells us.

Like Zach, every year thousands of backpackers travel across the world to visit our Region. Here, they find the perfect place to escape from the city and connect with nature, meet a new culture, and expand their boundaries as citizens of the world. We invite you to watch and share his video; an inspiring and honest recording on first person about some of the adventures that you can also experience in the Chilean Patagonia.

 

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