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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 ...

Santiago - Ciao, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago - Ciao

A travel blog entry by florby

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... were told there was some technical fault in the plane and we had to change aircraft (luckily they found out in time). So we had to stay at the transit area till around 2am before we boarded the next plane, and flew at 3am, a 4 hour delay! Santiago, ...

The Carretera Austral Road Trip, General Carrera Province, Chile travel blog

The Carretera Austral Road Trip

A travel blog entry by florby

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... a room for 30000 per night for the 4 of us ($75). Got the fireplace going, and the pot boiling. Pasta for dinner, another exciting day awaits. Patagonia does live up to her expectations after all. 17 May 2013, Friday, 1920 Puerto Rio Tranquilo, ...

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 ...

Santiago - Colcha Y Toro, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago - Colcha Y Toro

A travel blog entry by florby

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... of wine in a nice wooden boxed set easily. All of us bought stuff, and took a cab back to the metro station which we caught the train back. We said our goodbyes to our lovely Brazilian friends, and went back to our hostel for dinner. Santiago, ...

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 ...

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 ...

To San Pedro - The long ride, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

To San Pedro - The long ride

A travel blog entry by florby

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... across the altiplano, with mountain ranges and deserts along the way. At around 8am, we arrived at the border crossing between Bolivia and Chile. The bus attendant signaled for us to get our exit stamps at a small house by the side of the road. It really ...

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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... our cycling and as it was so cold, kept our pitstops to a minimum! With the favourable wind, we pushed on into Chile where we realised that we had neither obtained the required Argentinian exit stamp, nor remembered to get any Chilean currency! We pushed ...

From Argentina to Chile!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

From Argentina to Chile!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... plenty of people to chat to..... or just veg out to a movie. Anyways, the pass was fine and so was our arrival into Santiago Chile! We completed another wine tour, this time at a winery called concha y toro, it was not as good as some of the other ...

In the desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

In the desert

A travel blog entry by ameng

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21/12/2010 - Tuesday The bus journey up north was pretty uneventful, we stopped off at a few large bus stations along the way to pick up and drop off people and also to stop for food.  In the evening I had the curtains open, a full moon hung over ...

The puffing volcano, my ice axe and me., Pucon, Chile travel blog

The puffing volcano, my ice axe and me.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pucon, Chile. Now we're talking. The small city with a population of about 21,000 is probably Chile's most famous adventure travel destination. And rightly so I guess. It got lots of adrenaline activities for the intrepid traveller, like rafting, ...

The Gringo trail., San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

The Gringo trail.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... la Luna. And then I got lost in the maze of Devil's Gorge around sunset, mountain biking with four extremely friendly guys from Chile (in one blog entry I think I said that I found Chilean people a bit difficult to get in contact with, but after meeting ...

Climbing Volcano Villarrica, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Climbing Volcano Villarrica

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Volcano Villarrica, one of the most active volcanos in Chile, dominates the landscape for miles around with its perfectly connical form, snowcapped top, and billowing clouds of gas emanating from the crater. At 2840m its not exactly easy to climb in a ...

Eureka, we´ve reached Arica!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Eureka, we´ve reached Arica!

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... from one side to the other, perhaps every 10 yards or so, which went on for mile after mile. This surprised us for Chile is a prosperous country in South America; but of course this is earthquake country. You might have heard about the earthquake of 13th ...

Chi Chi Chi..., Chiloe, Chile travel blog

Chi Chi Chi...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... Top 5. Ok - so I really don't know much about Chile. And I'm here for 10 days. So what do I know about Chile? The history? Nada. Culture and traditional? Pocito. Language? Average. I have been learning however. Here are the top 5 random things ...

Bad Maps and Pingüinos, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Bad Maps and Pingüinos

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... Planet South America book seemed to be missing an entire street, which further lead to our confusion. Anyway, lesson learnt: when in Chile, street numbers don't make any sense, and locals do not know any better. Finally after arriving at the hostel, we ...

"Adventures in Sand boarding," with Emilio

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... driver, a chubby, jovial San Pedro Indian handed me a book on the region's history, printed and compiled by CODELCO, Chile's national copper company, while Emilio looked for the other five people who'd promised to come sandboarding that day. Emilio is ...

In the Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

In the Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... 'Hostels for Backpackers in Chile' (it seems that lonely Planet is a lost cause as far as helping the traveller find good accomodation in Chile) and we ask a local man where it is. He kneels down in the dusty road and sketches a map and so helps us head ...

In Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

In Patagonia

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... with tightly cramped seats, bumpy roads, and inadequate meal stops. Getting from Ushuaia in Argentina to nearby Puerto Williams in Chile is also a difficult connection to make, and tourists are usually ripped off to the tune of USD$100 for the short boat ...

Volcanoes and Fire, Puerto Varas, Chile travel blog

Volcanoes and Fire

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... in the distance across the lake of blue. The view confirms the feeling that we are in a geographically different part of Chile, the Lake District. After an abortive attempt to stay at a German operated backbapckers (where it seemed really cramped and ...

Carretera Austral, Coyhaique, Chile travel blog

Carretera Austral

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... 3 hours later than expected and after what seems like days of travelling on the bus I feel about 3 years older. Compared to Chile Chico, Coyhaique feels like a big city. In the centre is a strange pentagon shaped plaza from which a series of roads ...

Day 3 W Hike - Valle del Francés, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 3 W Hike - Valle del Francés

A travel blog entry by florby

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... we got closer to the mountains and glaciers as we got deeper in. It was freezing when we reached the camp. Quickly made dinner and a heat pack using an insulated water bottle to get me through the night. Backdated for 24 May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

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

To South's End

A travel blog entry by florby

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... out our flight was slightly delayed by 30 mins. We took off around 1440 and arrived at Punta Arenas, southernmost city of Chile at around 1600. Sky Airlines was decent, with served meals on flight (compared to peanuts of LAN airlines(literally)). Checked ...

A quick whizz through Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

A quick whizz through Chile

A travel blog entry by helene

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Chile is a bit like Switzerland - pretty wooden chalets, dense forests, lakes and mountains. Oh, and expensive. But I bet the Swiss officials don't ask personal questions on arrival at the border, like their Chilean colleagues do. Filling out the usual ...

Monkey Puzzle, Villarrica, Chile travel blog

Monkey Puzzle

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... . And what do you think, might possibly be the connection between Monreith and the Lake District (also known as La Araucania) in Chile? Well, the connection I make is the Monkey Puzzle tree or the Araucaria tree. In Monreith estate, just a mile or two ...

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