Travel Blogs from Chaiten, Chile

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Parque Pumalin, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Parque Pumalin

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... of South America was never settled by significant numbers of South American Indians, and the European settlers didnt even establish Chaiten until the late 1950´s. It is truly a wilderness area. We climb up some wooden ladders that follow the course ...

Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We left Coyhaique early for another mammoth trip over dirt road to cover the ridiculously short distance to Chaiten. The scenery was spectacular; lake filled valleys, tree covered hills, glaciers, snow capped mountains. The road was occasionally ...

Chiloén Churches and Chaitén Cheer, Chaitén, Chile travel blog

Chiloén Churches and Chaitén Cheer

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... at the island's southern tip across to Chaitén, a small town nestled under the rugged hills of the remote Aisén region of Chile. This was to be a special rendevous as Adrian and Tanja, our young Swiss friends, had been travelling up the Carretera ...

Quellon, Quellon, Chile travel blog

Quellon

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Quellon ...

Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... , staying the night, eating or getting off the province. My emergency fund could not cover all. Fortunately chaiten is also the ferry port to Chiloe,Chile (another province and banking system) and our next planned stop. Upon arrival at the terminal I ...

CHILLY CHILOÉ, CHILE FOR SNORKELLING, Chanco, Chile travel blog

CHILLY CHILOÉ, CHILE FOR SNORKELLING

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... is without its faults. Even the migrating snorkel-fish. Case in point, just note The Top 5 Worst Things About Chile! 1. BEGGARS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG BACKPACKERS - In south Chile, the beggars were either alcoholics, people who don´t like ...

Day 189: February 20, 2008 Coyhaique to Caitén, Caitén, Chile travel blog

Day 189: February 20, 2008 Coyhaique to Caitén

A travel blog entry by magellanic

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... before going downtown to get cash and food for lunch. We found a cash machine in a drugstore which seems to be pretty standard in Chile. With Liz at the wheel, we headed north on Ruta 7. A couple of kilometers out of town, we picked up two Chilean guys ...

Heading south on El Camino Austral., Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Heading south on El Camino Austral.

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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After getting off the ferry in Chaiten, we got a taste of what the population on our bike journey would be like. Chaiten is the largest city between Puerto Montt and Coyhaique with 2000 people, read, not big. But they did have stores for us to stock up ...

cendres mouvantes,et electricite non retablie !***, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

cendres mouvantes,et electricite non retablie !***

A travel blog entry by loelai

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English German Español Arrivees ici apres 3 heures de bus.. bus qui part comme toujours au chili a 6 heures du matin..Dur dur quand tu te couches a 4h30.. Bon a l arrivee, on achete nos billets pour quellon, vu qu il y a un bateau part ...

Chaiten (or: getting to Chiloe part two), Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten (or: getting to Chiloe part two)

A travel blog entry by mlc

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... yard. Apparently, the air force crashed it some years ago and someone decided to convert it into part of their home.   Chaiten lives in almost constant fog, at least to judge by our experience, which disappears just a little inland. But when we ...

Not A Very Good Place, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Not A Very Good Place

A travel blog entry by sarahpearl

... had a big movie screen (they showed the same movie twice), and toilets that didn't flush.  five hours later we docked in Chaiten, a town with about 3 blocks worth of stores.  by stores, i really mean a few bodegas.  there were no buses out ...

Bloqués dans une ville détruite par un volcan...., Chaitén, Chile travel blog

Bloqués dans une ville détruite par un volcan....

A travel blog entry by sebou

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... téo. Bain brulant sous la pluie. Nicolas nous raconte les anecdotes sur l´éuption, le sauvetage (aucun mort), la vie actuelle a Chaiten. Assez touchant. Retour 13h. Nous avons le droit a une part de saumon géante pour le repas. Apres midi ...

The saga continues, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

The saga continues

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... not still fighting over territory with Argentina, where Tompkins also owns land, so was  more  secure. When we got back to Chaiten the fog had finally lifted and we had a great view up the coast to a cone mountain and the sunset. The hills ...

Our way down Chile, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Our way down Chile

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... high above where we had spent the night, hiking on a ridge around the lake and waving to Christian, Fabian, and their dog, Chaiten, down below. By now, we were a little more familiar with the terrain and had a little feel for the rhythm of the ...

Rainy rainforest and millenary old trees, Chaitén, Chile travel blog

Rainy rainforest and millenary old trees

A travel blog entry by gaellelc

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Dimanche nous avons pris le bus à 8h direction Chaitén. Il n'a pas cessé de pleuvoir, c'était déprimant. De nouveau le bus nous a secoués, mais cette fois-ci, changement de décor, hourra! La végétation devenait de plus en plus abondante et ...

Volcano factory, Parque Pumalin, Chile travel blog

Volcano factory

A travel blog entry by slowayround

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... space on the once-a-week ferry to Chiloe island. We met Nicolas, a local, who told us of the devastating eruption of the Chaiten Volcano in 2008. In addition to blowing ash up into the wind, the ash flowed like a river down the volcano and through town. ...

Fjords of Chile, Peurto Montt, Chile travel blog

Fjords of Chile

A travel blog entry by david_acraman

... 3 full days on the Navimag Ferry from Peurto Natales upto Peurto Montt. Due to very poor road infrastructure this far South in Chile this was the only option to get back north. The other options included flying, which I thought was cheating out on the ...

Colgante Hanging Glacier, Quelat National Park, Chile travel blog

Colgante Hanging Glacier

A travel blog entry by shaggers

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Drove through into Quelat National Park and camped out below the Colgante Hanging Glacier. After lunch I went to get my gear to start the trek to see the glacier close up but the person in charge of the truck keys had locked it up and gone for a boat ...

Une ville sous les cendres, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Une ville sous les cendres

A travel blog entry by nycos

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... israelien synpathique. Malgre le vent fort et frais, le paysage de montagne enneige, nous fait rester sur le pont. En s approchant de chaiten, on apercoit la fumee du volcan qui a provoque l evacuation de la ville en Mai dernier. Il est toujours bien ...

It's a grey morning and cycling down to the ..., Chaiten, Chile travel blog

It's a grey morning and cycling down to the ...

A travel blog entry by totterolletjie

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It's a grey morning and cycling down to the pier I encounter Eldon Dales, about to board. The Castro - Chaiten catamaran takes just under 3 hours to cross the gap between Chiloë and the mainland. Eldon and I met further north outside Osorno one ...

Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten

A travel blog entry by stubo

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... headed for the bus station but there were no departures anywhere till tomorrow so we are stuck here in this little nasty town of Chaiten in a nasty campsite with no even ground and loads of rocks, eating nasty food, with a nasty owner of the campsite. ...

Boat ride - Quellon to Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Boat ride - Quellon to Chaiten

A travel blog entry by hobos

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... us so much of kayaking in Alaska. After a little over 4 hours on the Pacific, we arrive at the docks just outside of Chaiten, a small town devastated by a volcanic eruption in 2008. From a distance, we can see what used to be a river entering the ...

Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten

A travel blog entry by ddgfraser

... a ticket. The crossing took 5+ hours and we were pitched to and fro and regularly doused with crashing waves. There was a campground in Chaiten but when we arrived the gate was chained and no one was around. This is a very basic outpost and I guess that ...

A quick trip to Chile, Chaiten Chile, Chile travel blog

A quick trip to Chile

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

... . The border crossing is very painless, just hand over passports and import document in Argentina and then a 5 km drive to the Chile checkpoint, again easy but drawn out as everything is done by hand. We then carried on for a while, eventually stopping by ...

Start of the Carretara Austral, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Start of the Carretara Austral

A travel blog entry by rhinosride

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... ; Our ferry was only a 10 hour ride(that turned into 12) across the Gulf of Ancud to the small 8X10 block town of Chaiten.  This is the beginning of the infamous Carretera Austral, route 7.  Its a 770 mile long gravel road through some of ...

Patagonie, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Patagonie

A travel blog entry by hoka

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... ;  Lide tu pomerne dost stopare berou. Pokud ale tedy zrovna nejaci kolem stoparu jedou, velky provoz tu zkratka neni a autobusy vetsinou jezdi pres Argentinu uz z Puerto Montt. Takze cesta do Coihaque a dale do Chile Chico ubihala pomerne ...

After the  Volcano - A sad, sad place, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

After the Volcano - A sad, sad place

A travel blog entry by helen-sean

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... said, outrageous pictures. ...

End of the Panamerican Highway, Walkin from Quellon to Punta de Lapa, Chile travel blog

End of the Panamerican Highway

A travel blog entry by karlik

home sweet home but not!, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

home sweet home but not!

A travel blog entry by dothisdothat

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... to us haha and we annoyed her even more by asking for the hot water to be turned on and having very bad spanish haha! l chaiten so reminds me of home its right on the water with promenage a wee harbour fishing boats and there is links land with gorse ...

Chaiten, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Chaiten

A travel blog entry by richardandsusie

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... to Puerto Montt, which is where we wanted to get to eventually, but they just need to complete a 60km section between there and Chaiten. This place was a transport headache. We arrived on  Sunday evening, about 5pm. We met a couple in Puyuhuapi who ...

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