The best was Valdivia!Of all the places we visited in South America, the best was Valdivia! I got such joy there, although the people there were very poor.
In Vina del Mar the hotel people were very nice, but in Valdivia I got a very good feeling from the people in the town itself.
— 7 January 1987
Sri Chinmoy, The world-experience-tree-climber, part 5, Agni Press, 1994