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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 ...

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 ...

Chilling out in Chile.....16-18 Nov, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Chilling out in Chile.....16-18 Nov

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... did the tasting with us was only in his 3rd week, but he was lovely. What a great way to end to our time in Chile, I want to comeback. The people here seem to be much happier, friendlier and nicer than in Argentina... It is the 5th anniversary of losing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Multi coloured disco balls in the middle of desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Multi coloured disco balls in the middle of desert

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... toilet was also at the back of the bus, and being on a very windy road to cross over the Andes into the north of Chile, there were some rather unpleasant smells coming through every time we went round a sharp bend on two wheels and the contents of the ...

Chile and a slight change of plans!, San pedro de atacama, Chile travel blog

Chile and a slight change of plans!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... Chile untill we reach Santiago in the south and the location of our flight to Oz...... after some reseach and realising that Chile was mainly desert in between San Pedro and Santiago we decided to add another stamp to the passort and work south through ...

Route 40, Perito Moreno, Argentina travel blog

Route 40

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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Route 40 is infamous around these parts (and farther afield too it has to be said) for its emptiness: rightly so. This was not a stretch that we were looking forward to as we knew that it would be virtually all 'ripio' (gravel-type roads), there would be ...

Changes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Changes

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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For the last few days, I´ve dropped off the face of the earth. My first Chilean family, during my two weeks there, invited four foreign exchange students (not including myself)to live in the house. Before welcoming me into their home, they signed a ...

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

Friday in San Pedro

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... me "Thursday afternoon." My flight out was on Monday morning. I went to an internet cafe, found USAA's toll-free number in Chile online, and then called it from a payphone. The card cancelled, I headed back to the hotel. I wasn't totally moneyless in ...

Taking things slow in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Taking things slow in Santiago

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a visit to one of Pablo Neruda’s houses.  Pablo Neruda is a Noble Prize for Literature winner and therefore highly regarded in Chile.  He built quite an odd house in Santiago for his 2nd wife Matilda which is made up of 3 buildings – ...

Arrived in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Arrived in Santiago

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... met up with Hannah and  Andrew after lunch in the National museum.  The museum displayed the history of Chile from the arrival of Columbus, Spanish colonial period, revolution, post revolution progress,  development  in the 20th ...

Buses, ferries and boarder crossings...27-1 Dec., Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Buses, ferries and boarder crossings...27-1 Dec.

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... . We then change onto a much nicer bus before we headed back through Tierra del Fuego and 4 border crossings.  Argentina – Chile (exit and entry)  and then Chile – Argentina (exit and entry)...So in the matter of a couple of hours we ...

And my journey to the real end of the world!, Cape Horn, Chile travel blog

And my journey to the real end of the world!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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Not satisfied that I had been to the end of the world, even though I now have a nice stamp in my passport that tells me I have, I splashed out (excuse the pun) a little bit and booked onto a mini 3 night cruise to go from Ushuaia, around Cape Horn, and ...

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