Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island is in the northern part of Patagonia, but it is a birth place of potatoes. Experts say that from Chiloé, the small island very south of rest of the world, potatoes were spread around the globe. There is about 400 different types of potatoes in Chiloé. I had the chance to taste only 4 or 5, but the taste was extraordinary and completely different than the potatoes we are used to in United States or Europe.

Secondly, this island is know for its magical stories, legends and myths. Something like the Loch Ness Monster, but in much greater scale. There are tons of legends and myths about all different types of monsters.

Besides an unique and absolutely beautiful nature, the island has a lot of churches and few of them are under the protection of UNESCO. They were built in 18th or 19th century, and they are all wooden.

Lastly, the Choloé is extremely fertile soil and rich nature, especially sea food. They have saying that if one is starving in Chiloé, it is because one is LAZY. People in Chile are able to grow 400 different types of potatoes. Out tour guide told us, that if a person goes a off shore to the Pacific ocean. One does not need any nets. One can just grab muscles and oysters with bare hands.

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