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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 ...

The W Trek - Day 1, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

The W Trek - Day 1

A travel blog entry by florby

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... being the most demanding. Set up camp at Paine Grande (4900pesos pp), cooked dinner (instant pasta failed us and we ha noodles instead). Looking forward to a chilly night! (-2C tonight) Campsite Paine Grande, Torres Del Paine, Chile 22 May 2013, ...

Day 2: W Paine Trek - Glaciar Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 2: W Paine Trek - Glaciar Grey

A travel blog entry by florby

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... us non-hikers on the roughness of the terrain. The Glaciar views did not disappoint - you can't see the end of the ice field (which apparently extends all the way to Perito Moreno Glaciar in El Calafate) Backdated for 23 May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

Sealions in the market, Valdivia, Chile travel blog

Sealions in the market

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... town of Osorno, and cut off the main Ruta 5 to arrive in Valdivia after a comfortable 3 hours. Unfortunately when we arrive in Chile's nicest town its raining! In the bus terminal Rachel and I look at each other and wonder if we can face a long walk ...

Discovering Neruda, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Discovering Neruda

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the whole time, but their Spanish was impressively good. I later learned that Brazilians are one of the biggest tourist groups in Chile. There was also a young French woman, who was traveling alone. We could barely communicate with each other, but we did ...

A Mercedes with an Empty Tank, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A Mercedes with an Empty Tank

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... pride themselves on that). But after a curt response, they´ll promptly turn their shoulder and resume conversation with someone else. La Chile seems to have more character. Chileans on the whole are pretty cold (or shy) people. At least that´s the ...

Camping on an Andean restauranteur´s patio, Rio Blanco, Chile travel blog

Camping on an Andean restauranteur´s patio

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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So I set off from Colina, along a beautiful, quiet road, surrounded by lovelt mountain scenery. This was much more what I came for, I thought, and was quite happy and contented until... yep, it joined a motorway. You think I´m making this up? I got ...

Dial W for Walking, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Dial W for Walking

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... birthday and about to head for the trek of our lives. We left El Calafate heading towards the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in Chile, unsure of whether we would be doing the famous W Trek. The W Trek is famous amongst trekkers, so named because the 4 ...

The trip back to Coyhaique, Coyhaique, Chile travel blog

The trip back to Coyhaique

A travel blog entry by florby

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... steak), then proceeded back to the supermarket to stock up food for dinner. Had roasted chicken from dinner, with red wine and bread. The red wine only cost 1200pesos ($3)! Not great but for its price, I'm satisfied :) Coyhaique, Chile 19 May 2013, ...

When dogs gang up on cars. Seriously., Santiago, Chile travel blog

When dogs gang up on cars. Seriously.

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... about it and ran back to his base in much pain. We had a marathon drive from Pucon to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Unexpectedly, we didn’t see much of the aftermath from the earthquake that took place a few weeks before. There were some ...

Getting Lost and Loving it!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Getting Lost and Loving it!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the away. She was so right. On the way up the Cerro, I met a group of women from Louisiana and New Jersey that were in Chile for two weeks teaching dance classes to high school students. They gave me great advice on my itinerary and as it turns out, were ...

Close to the end, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Close to the end

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... time. I think I've found an answer to that, but I'll save it for my final entry before dad arrives. Every day in Chile, though, is a learning experience. And if you're patient, and take a few of the opportunities, you can make something good happen. ...

Along the Muddy Mapocho, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Along the Muddy Mapocho

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... about it here. -- What did I do this week? That's probably what you're wondering. Much of it was spent in a Contemporary Chile course, offered by CIEE, the host program. Though it offers a few kernels of information about the country we're living in, I ...

Arica, a short stay, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, a short stay

A travel blog entry by ameng

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24/12/2010 - Friday The bus pulled into Arica at 6:30 in the morning, and we waited in the bus terminal for 1 hour before the bus companies opened.  Thankfully there were still available seats on the bus to La Paz, and we paid for our buses and had ...

What a bunch of Wallys, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

What a bunch of Wallys

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Beard Nine hours ticked by between our plane leaving the tarmac on Rapa Nui and our heads resting on fluffy, enticing pillows in Valparaiso. The clock approached 1am as we disembarked our bus and as no accommodation had been arranged, we scuttled into ...

...blue skies from pain..., Torres del Paine National Park and Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

...blue skies from pain...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It's the second day of my trekking around Torres del Paine National Park. I'm doing the classic "W-hike". I'm walking up Valle del Francés, my long thick hair whips me violently in the face, and reminds me that I need a haircut, again! The howling wind ...

Lakes, Ice, and a 12,000 year old cave, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Lakes, Ice, and a 12,000 year old cave

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... to the Ostrich. We had a wonderful lunch with a view of the Torres del Paine Glaciers and talked about Chile´s female president (go Chile!) We did one more hike to help "digest" our lunch, where Gustavo shared some of his past love woes. Apparently, ...

On Strike, Santiago, Chile travel blog

On Strike

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... .ap/ http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=winterOlympics&storyID=2006-06-02T185228Z_01_N02118033_RTRUKOC_0_US-CHILE-STUDENTS.xml http://www.emol.com/noticias/nacional/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=220970 ...

A Step Down, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A Step Down

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... to the beach, I'm not implying that I either swam or sunbathed. In fact, the water that laps up against the coast of Chile is generally freezing cold, and the beach was rocky, littered with trash and driftwood. It served the group well, however, for a ...

Earthquakes, Law Breaking and Revenge, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Earthquakes, Law Breaking and Revenge

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... San Pedro de Atacama, a backpacker haven, cuddled right up into Bolivia's underarm it remains at the centre of Northern Chile's most spectacular scenery. Salt lakes, volcanoes, geysers, sand dunes and moon-like landscapes. There are more tourists than ...

On the rocks, with ice., El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

On the rocks, with ice.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Have you ever seen a 60 meter wall of ice rise above a lake, where you can also see large pinnacles of ice calving regularly. If it sounds like fun to you, then go check out the Perito Moreno Glacier (a part of the Continental Icefield) in Los Glaciares ...

Liverpool vs Bahia Inglesa, Atacama Region, Chile travel blog

Liverpool vs Bahia Inglesa

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde Back on Easter Island, in their tourist office, up on the wall beside a huge map of chile were photographs of several towns. One print caught our eyes, a white powdered beach, clear waters and blue skies. We needed to go there, it was Bahia ...

Does half a

Does half a "W"make a "V"??

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 265 Temperature : Variable from cold to freezing to warm to hot Weather : Just as variable from snow and rain to sunshine Camping always sounds like a great idea....until you realise just how much you have to carry! Sleeping bag, ...

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART I, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART I

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... not sound appealing, I decided to hop a local, low budget airline and was in the desert 2 short hours later. Flying nationally in Chile was an interesting experience and a throwback to the 80s. My passport was checked at the ticket counter, but not at the ...

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean ...

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by ameng

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28/11/10 - Sunday A short 4 hour (or was it 5?) bus trip later and we had arrived in Puerto Natales, and this time it was a lot easier to find our accommodation- Hostel Kaweskar. Our hostel owner's name was Omar, and he kind of looked like Italian ...

A Champagne Supernova in the sky, Elqui Province, Chile travel blog

A Champagne Supernova in the sky

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... a two finger salute to Peru who claimed to have pioneered the Pisco drink. The town's renaming was seen as a statement that Chile, and not Peru, discovered this drink and are responsible for delivering it to the world. Talk about grapes of wrath. Despite ...

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