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What a Calama-ty, Calama, Chile travel blog

What a Calama-ty

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... !  We enquired about reaching La Paz, and it turned out the best way would be to get a bus to the northern tip of Chile, to a town called Arica, then get a bus from there to La Paz.  Since we already felt cheated once by the bus ticket seller ...

I love Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

I love Santiago

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... , it was too hot for ice-cream, somehow I doubt that makes sense) and pointed out a statue gifted by Germany after Chile had Independence for one hundred years. The two hundred anniversary has gone by, but no subsequent gift so far?? Franco said at ...

Preparations for the Big Hike, Última Esperanza Province, Chile travel blog

Preparations for the Big Hike

A travel blog entry by florby

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... , at 25000 pp. Made dinner with tuna and pasta, and spent much time packing. Wifi had been down the whole day but glad it's fixed now. Will be heading to Torres Del Paine for a 5d4n hike on the W circuit. Looking forward! Puerto Natales, Chile 21 May, ...

A few more than six feet under, Sewell, Chile travel blog

A few more than six feet under

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... wrung hands in an auditorium-sized class. And he's ugly. Take that Fidel Sepúlveda.) 5)Social and Historical Perspectives of Chile (Taught by a director of my interchange program. All gringos and program members, but probably the most fun and ...

Getting Used to Clean Air, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Getting Used to Clean Air

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... built by mining companies in the late '60s with funding from CORFA, a Chilean government entity that helped fund development in Chile for a few decades, especially under the Frei and Allende governments in the 60s and 70s. The pool once formed part of ...

Marbles and Glaciers, General Carrera Province, Chile travel blog

Marbles and Glaciers

A travel blog entry by florby

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... here in the off season also meant we had the entire place for ourselves. It was a little chilly, but we could handle that :) Gonna head back to Coyhaique tomorrow. Looking forward to our morning patagonian drive! Puerto Tranquilo, Chile 18 May 2013, ...

Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Day 13 January 16th Rapa Nui - I'm rudely awaken on the airplane after 30 minutes after take off. The lady shakes me and gives me an immigration card, great, thanks! Now I'm up, hang on, they are serving food!! It's 2am and I can´t sleep, so I flick ...

Day 4 - W Trek - Whiteout, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 4 - W Trek - Whiteout

A travel blog entry by florby

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... and ankles did not feel the strains of the last few treks today at least. And the icy water in my shoe also numbed my senses to a 20 cent coin blister on my right heel. Snow isn't that bad after all! Backdated for 25th May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

Final Day - W Trek - The long wait back, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Final Day - W Trek - The long wait back

A travel blog entry by florby

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... was usd$750 for 5d4n. We spent $150 for the exact same thing. Torres del Paine was definitely worthy of being a hiking paradise and its an experience I would look back and smile upon. Good job and well done. Backdated for 26 May 2013 Puerto Natales, ...

Pre-Patagonia Road Trip!, Coyhaique, Chile travel blog

Pre-Patagonia Road Trip!

A travel blog entry by florby

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... back to Coyhaique the next day. P.S. I didn't mention a cute dog that followed us all the way from the hostel to the supermarket last night. Turns out that the dog belongs to the hostel owners! Adorable and well trained! Coyhaique, Chile 17 May 2013, ...

Santiago, Chile - Day 1, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago, Chile - Day 1

A travel blog entry by florby

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... a rooftop garden and kitchen area. Soon we set off to find the Banco Security ATM machine, which is the only one in Chile without the 5000CLP admin charge according to some reviews online. Found one right in the middle of the financial district and heart ...

Santiago, Chile - Day 2, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago, Chile - Day 2

A travel blog entry by florby

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Had a nice breakfast at the hostel before heading out at around 9am. We went straight to Cerro Santa Lucia (Santa Lucia Hill) which was used as a fort in olden times. The hill was situated right in the middle of the city, and contained olden buildings ...

Valparaiso, Chile - Day Trip, Valparaíso Province, Chile travel blog

Valparaiso, Chile - Day Trip

A travel blog entry by florby

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Took the 9.25am bus to Valparaiso. Bus was alright, and we arrived at little past 11am. Outside the bus station was the National Congress building, which was moved from Santiago in a bid to diversify the country. Heard its not that successful though. To ...

Coyhaique - Stranded (almost), Coyhaique, Chile travel blog

Coyhaique - Stranded (almost)

A travel blog entry by florby

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... . We plan to take up his offer for 48 hours, spending 2 nights out at puerto rio tranquilo, where we will visit the marble caves and glacier exploredores. Hoping we can get the car and enjoy a smooth ride to Tranquilo! 21:50 16 May 2013, Coyhaique, ...

Letting it Out, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Letting it Out

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... clash with my American sentiments and upbringing than whine. That doesn't mean they aren't irritating. I'll list a few. Chile prides itself in being a developed Latin American country, clean and relatively safe. Still, the universities, public offices ...

Addendum to Buenos Aires, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Addendum to Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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I'd like to add an addendum to that last entry, because someone I know made an interesting point. A friend of my father, who is married to an argentine woman, questioned my assertion that Argentines were somehow beyond defining their identity-that they ...

No more home comforts, back to proper backpacking!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

No more home comforts, back to proper backpacking!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... which lasted 4 hours, and our guide Franco kept us all very entertained for the entire time and told us all about the history of Chile - much easier than trying to digest the info from the Lonely Planet!  By the end of the day the tour had turned in ...

I speak Spanish well. I learned it from a booook!, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

I speak Spanish well. I learned it from a booook!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Valparaiso is one of the major port cities in Chile and a large part of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site. The city centre stretches along the coast but the vast majority of the city's residential areas are spread over the numerous very steep hills ...

Altiplano and The Valley of the Moon (San Pedro 2), San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Altiplano and The Valley of the Moon (San Pedro 2)

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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Wednesday, 7/5/2006 After a fitful night's sleep (it was damned cold), I awoke at 6 a.m. for an all-day tour. I awoke coughing, my chest and lungs stinging, despite the fact that I'd gone to bed in long underwear, a sweater and a warm hat. I'd packed ...

Warm in Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Warm in Chile

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... ;who also had been deposited there....starts the engine and says - do up your seat belts...it is the law in Chile......wow....Bolivia doesn't even require announcements when shooting off dynamite in the mine when you are hosting some nice visitors bearing ...

San Pedro - Altiplano Lagoons, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro - Altiplano Lagoons

A travel blog entry by florby

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... small surprise with a brownie cake towards the end. Restaurant guests were cooperative and clapped along. Somehow the brownie didn't end up on the bill as well. Went back to pack our luggages. Final flight in South Am tomorrow! San Pedro de Atacama, ...

Growing old on Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Growing old on Rapa Nui

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... Well actually despite being a 6 hour flight away and the remotest inhabited island in the world, we were actually staying in Chile, just leaving Santiago.  Our destination: Easter Island/Rapa Nui.  I had been looking forward to going to Easter ...

Hasta La Vista Santiago, Toesca, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hasta La Vista Santiago

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... so much about the trek to get there but also very sad to leave Santiago. Why, oh why is it so sad to leave????? Chile has it's beautiful scenes, history, fantastic food, people and we are once again saddened to leave yet another place that we have not ...

Trevelin to Lago General Vintter, Lago General Vintter, Chile travel blog

Trevelin to Lago General Vintter

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... on the map it looked. Just 100km on a gravel road! The place was Lago General Vintter and it is right on the border with Chile. The weather started to look worse as we got closer and our thoughts of camping on the lakeside didn’t look too inviting. ...

The Towers of Pain!, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

The Towers of Pain!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... time in this national park of Patagonia. The starting point for anyones trip into probably the most famous and recognisable national park in Chile is the small old mining city of Puerto Natales, so off I headed, just a 3 hour bus journey north from ...

Spur of the moment side trip, Putre, Chile travel blog

Spur of the moment side trip

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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As we pulled into Arica bus station a quick look at the lonely planet and we decided to change plans and head to Putre. Snap decision but turned out to be well worth it. Getting there was a fun. We got a taxi outside the bus station to take us to the ...

Fun in the desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Fun in the desert

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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San Pedro is a small town in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. At 3500m it is apparently the highest/driest combination place in the world.  I don't know about that but I wouldn’t be at all surprised.  Makes you wonder why anyone ...

Lobbing Shells Over the Andes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Lobbing Shells Over the Andes

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... the way they can laugh at themselves, and at their history-even if they won't do it aloud. Pedro de Valdivia, Chile's conqueror, arranged the Chilean expedition illegally, and only fooled 11 people into coming to the dangerous land down south, where ...

A week on a tiny island full of big heads!, Hanga Roa, Chile travel blog

A week on a tiny island full of big heads!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... my flight into the island was fairly uneventful, although it did somehow feel like 2 movies and 5 hours later of flying west from Chile across the Pacific that I must have been pretty much half way back to New Zealand.  (Just to settle this, it's ...

Catching Up, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Catching Up

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... . And it was certainly strange to re-enter a country that I saw myself in the process of leaving. The prospect of two weeks in Chile after such a successful tour drained me, and as I settled into bed at the hotel, sleep came easily. In truth, I think I ...

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