Jada Yuan is the columnist of New York Times and currently she is visiting all of the places from the list of “The 52 places to go in 2018”. Chile and its section of Route of Parks was ranked as the 6th place to visit.
Ten minutes into my drive down the dirt highway that transects Chile’s Parque Pumalín in northern Patagonia, I had to pull over. Not for any mechanical reason, just to stand and stare in awe. Dense forest had suddenly given way to a lake flanked by mountains — a Chia pet landscape of undulating greenery beneath a vivid blue sky streaked with cirrus clouds.