A long narrow strip of land on the west coast of South America bordered by the Andes mountains & the Pacific Ocean, Chile is stable & prosperous. From dry desert in the north to alpine in the far south & humid in the middle, the central area is the most populated German is spoken to some extent in the south whilst Spanish is the main Language. Buses are the main mode of transport & cover the whole country. The biggest attractions are San Pedro de Atacarma in the north & Conquillio National Park, Valparaiso, & Patagonia in the south. The national dance is “Cueca” & song is the Tonada. Chile is bordered by sea so naturally seafood is popular as well as beef, fruits & vegetables. Football, tennis, rodeos, “chueca”, similar to hockey, polo, skiing, surfing & the Dakkar car rally are popular sports.