Travel Blogs from Punta Arenas, Chile

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We leave Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

We leave Tierra del Fuego

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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Hello folks, Philsy and Starky calling from Punta Arenas at the southern tip of the South American mainland, having left Tierra del Fuego in our wake. The journey so far from Ushuaia has been hard, but we're bearing up. It wasn't the best start as we set ...

Bad Maps and Pingüinos, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Bad Maps and Pingüinos

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... ferry, which took us across a large stretch of water, and afterwards we drove uninterrupted into the town of Punta Arenas in southern Chile, some 10 hours after we left Ushuaia. Now, since the day we arrived, we had little problems finding where our ...

In Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

In Patagonia

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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To get to Punta Arenas we take a Lan Chile flight that lands in Puerto Montt half way to drop off and pick up passengers. The flight takes about three hours in total, and on the second leg we have a sense of deja vu as we are fed the same in-flight meal ...

To South's End, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

To South's End

A travel blog entry by florby

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... for cold clothing and stocked up for our 5 day trek. Pretty much a transit day! Hostel is worth a mention though, good warming system, good kitchen. So glad we didn't have to stay at Hospitaje Coyhaique any further Punta Arenas, Chile 20 May 2013, ...

Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... (both are stupidly expensive), and so Antarctica will have to wait for another time... From Ushuaia we caught a bus up to Punta Arenas in Chile (our last country in South America!) but on hindsight we should have gone straight up to Puerto Natales, as ...

Hanging out in Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Hanging out in Puerto Natales & Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... del Paine National Park. Here are some photos to give you a flavour of the place. We then moved on to Punta Arenas (3hrs by bus), the capital of Chilean Patagonia, and spent a few more days updating this blog and wandering ...

avalanches noodles bristolians and nice shoes, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

avalanches noodles bristolians and nice shoes

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... park. If your ever in the area, its worth a visit. On Tuesday we caught a bus to the famous southern city of Punta Arenas. This is the furthest south we will go in South America. Since entering Chile three weeks ago I have calculated we´ve ...

Good-Bye Desert, Hello End of the World, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Good-Bye Desert, Hello End of the World

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... over the first sheep to the town all the way from New Zealand. Sheep herding quickly became the foundation for the Punta Arenas economy and a recognizable symbol for the entire Patagonia region. Matter of fact, I later learned that the typical meal of ...

Until The End Of The World, Puntas Arenas, Chile travel blog

Until The End Of The World

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Thursday 24th March 2005 Long long bus journey today - El Calafate to Puerto Natales, followed by Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas, which pretty much took up most of the day. Go with a tout, to yet another slightly downmarket hostel...but its cheap and ...

El Poocho and the Sunny Day, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

El Poocho and the Sunny Day

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... you can hold onto to keep from being blown down some days." She explained the history of the area, the industry, the recreation. Punta Arenas is capital of the Magallanes region, on the Strait of Magellan at latitude 54 south. It has a population of ...

And then we were two, Puerto Natales (again!) and Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

And then we were two

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early for breakfast before getting the bus onto Punta Arenas. I sleep again as the scenery is pretty desolate until we approach the sea and then the airport here. All get off and wait for Tony´s plane back to Santiago before he heads back to ...

Most southerly point on my trip..., Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Most southerly point on my trip...

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... to Antarctica. Like my most northerly point (Beijing), the town is covered in mist. It is wet and cold... but not too cold. Punta Arenas has a pleasant feel to it but I´m still trying to figure out the Chileans... they are hard to get to know and ...

Wild and Woolly, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Wild and Woolly

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... quiet workshop, rather than on an isolated Andean back road with a raging wind to 'help' things along! Between Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas we were very happy to be back on a good paved road - a very welcome change from the rough gravel roads of ...

Mah-za-yan-ic Shortcut and My Ed-u-kay-ted Brain, Strait of Magellan, Chile travel blog

Mah-za-yan-ic Shortcut and My Ed-u-kay-ted Brain

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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... morning (check), and entry into the Strait of Magellan about 5:30 in the evening. We should wake up on Wednesday in Punta Arenas, he advised. What do you know about the Strait of Magellan? You probably remember from your social studies and geography ...

Brrrrrrrr! This is supposed to be the summer!, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Brrrrrrrr! This is supposed to be the summer!

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... - well up to today at least. This morning it was time for another tour conveniently combined with a bus trip to Punta Arenas, the town in Southern Chile where I am right now. On the way down we stopped off at the Penguin Colony in Seno Otway. Here they ...

Patagonia: the Home of the Gods, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Patagonia: the Home of the Gods

A travel blog entry by velvetescape

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... make Patagonia a remote and wild region that is fascinating, awe-inspiring and often bewildering.      Frits and I flew into Punta Arenas from Santiago (a 3.5 hour flight) on Wednesday. The flight down gave us an unforgettable impression of Chile's ...

Is it Chile in here?, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Is it Chile in here?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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We completed our transit of the Chilean fjords and Magellan straits at Puenta Arenas Chile after sailing around 280 nautical miles. We arrived at the anchor point and dropped anchor around 7 am. We had to take tenders into port today so to avoid the ...

On the Magellan Strait!, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

On the Magellan Strait!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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The bus journey down to Punta Arenas seriously hit 4 seasons in one day (there's a Crowded House song there somewhere!!!)...started off with snow and lots of snow covered moors, to sleet, rain and finally beautiful sunshine as we headed further South! ...

145000 penguins and still Amy aint happy!!, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

145000 penguins and still Amy aint happy!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... lover would not be happy wandering among 140 000 penguins....up close and personal? Anyway back to the beginning! We arrived in Punta Arenas early afternoon, after having to give in and take a flight. The 3 day bus journey just somehow didnt seem ...

March of the Penguins..., Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

March of the Penguins...

A travel blog entry by thenahms

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Only a short one this time as we spent less than 24 hours in Punta Arenas. We arrived after a 5 hour bus ride from Puerto Natales (pretty uneventful). Then we checked into our lovely hotel (it was a South American 5-star, different from a Western hotel ...

Pingüinos de Otway, Punta Arenas, Chile, Chile travel blog

Pingüinos de Otway

A travel blog entry by lelaulau

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... . La experiencia fue buena, ahora a saber si eran realmente carne de estos animales... El día 27, se dedicó a visitar tranquilamente Punta Arenas: palacio de Menéndez Braun (una de las 2 familias que tenían el monopól comercial de la ciudad), ...

Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by sophslife

Okay so this is a different day, the 17th of January. We are at the southern most city in Chile, Punta Arenas. Today we went onshore and took a tour to see the Magellanic penguins. The penguins were so cute! We probably saw about 100 penguins today, ...

Puerto Montt (SCTE) to Punta Arenas (SCCI), Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Puerto Montt (SCTE) to Punta Arenas (SCCI)

A travel blog entry by harry4123

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... comms gap on this route between ESQ and CRV but it doesn’t last long.  Turning west at GAL and descending into Punta Arenas controlled airspace it all seemed familiar.  I flew through some dense rains showers, the only IMC on this leg, ...

Punta Arenas, Chile, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Punta Arenas, Chile

A travel blog entry by mtrm

... 283; v 8 večer místního času přistáli v nejjižnějším městě ChilePunta Arenas. Město se nachází na jižním pobřeží jihoamerického kontinetu. V posledních letech je ...

Agreeable Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Agreeable Arenas

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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Punta Arenas is the southernmost city on earth, which just by having that title makes you want to visit it. Sitting on the straits of Magellan it is very colorful and quiet, but most of all a fascinating place which fell from glory once the Panama canal ...

Gringo Bob and Great Salmon...FINALLY!, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Gringo Bob and Great Salmon...FINALLY!

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

We didn´t find anything special about Chile´s Patagonian capital Punta Arenas. The town really just serves as a fly-in hub for people heading towards Puerto Natales and eventually Torres del Paine. We found it actually felt colder there then anywhere ...

Long trip back to Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Long trip back to Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by jon_helen

Three bus ...

Day 94 –A formal affair, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Day 94 –A formal affair

A travel blog entry by saseau

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... or the thin layer of avocado on the outside.  It was delicious. Soon after, we finished our packing and went to bed, trying to think of all our favourite memories of Chile. It’s been a wonderful country. Hope all is well! Love, Gary and ...

Going on empty, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Going on empty

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

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... hammed up) the parts of Despair, Anguish, Confusion, Anxiety and Dumb-Ass Stupid (Indifference was standing downstage right). We'd arrived in Punta Arenas in the early hours of the morning and stayed in a lovely B&B set in woods away from the ...

Only fotos!, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Only fotos!

A travel blog entry by janpeters

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