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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 ...

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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 ...

In the beginning, there was an airport, Santiago de Chile, Chile travel blog

In the beginning, there was an airport

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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So this is the start. I had to almost totally dismantle my bike to fit it in the little box that Iberia provided me with at Heathrow (and charged me a fiver for! But then it did have a picture of a bike on the side, so maybe thatīs why). By some ...

My South America, Santiago, Chile travel blog

My South America

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... 't kept up with my summaries of each country.. but that's mostly because I didn't really feel anything about Argentina or Chile... I don't think I spent enough time outside the cities to really feel anything, apart from the need to go out and ...

Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... and then carried on up to Puerto Natales. We still have six weeks left in South America, before we jump over to New Zealand, and for the next couple of these we will be jumping back and forth between Argentina and Chile as we make our way up to ...

Sailing the Patagonian Fjords, Puerto Montt, Chile travel blog

Sailing the Patagonian Fjords

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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We spent a few days in Puerto Montt before journeying by ferry to Puerto Natales, taking four days (3 nights) through the Patagonian Fjords. Thanks to Mike Chavez and Ruth Johnstone for their top tips for this leg of our journey. Hope ...

My Bolivia, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

My Bolivia

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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Iīve been struggling with what to write about "My Bolivia"... To me, it was more a place to have a laugh than anything else... What strikes me the most is probably the great amount of nothingness... but beautiful nothingness... No-one does ...

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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We've had a great few days chilling-out in little Puerto Natales after our trek in the Tores 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), ...

Over The Andes, Portillo, Chile travel blog

Over The Andes

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... hit Los Caracoles, a series of 27 tight hairpin turns leading up to a 3,000 metre high ski resort that marked our exit from Chile.  The road was a little jarring but the views were jaw dropping; no wonder it's listed as one of the most beautiful and ...

The Driest Desert In The World, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

The Driest Desert In The World

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... valley levelled out the slope somewhat. We filled in some forms, got more passport stamps and officially crossed the border into Chile.  Despite its dusty facade, San Pedro De Atacama was warm and welcoming.  We breezed through check in at ...

Valpariso, Valpariso, Chile travel blog

Valpariso

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Valpo was another great impromptu stop. It is right next to Viņa del Mar and Dean and I had considered coming here instead of Viņa but it didn't sound wonderful in the guidebook, either showing how subjective these things are or how out of ...

Exploring the moai, Isla de Pascua, Chile travel blog

Exploring the moai

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Slept intermittently last night as dogs barking a lot nearby and as they stopped the cockerels started crowing (not sure why was middle of night!) and woke up v cold. In the morning realised had left patio door open which didnīt help on either of the ...

Mysterious Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Mysterious Easter Island

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got up later today for sunrise and just as we got out of the room the rain started. Rain doesnīt last long here so headed to Anakena as the sunrise was further north than we thought it would be yesterday. Was no good so headed east again for more ...

Back Down To Sea Level, Iquique, Chile travel blog

Back Down To Sea Level

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Our bus ride to the Chilean coast turned into a five nap night. Transportation included three different buses, the third required because one of the huge tires shredded on the second.  That also meant we lost our included breakfast.  Still, we ...

By the Seaside, Iquique, Chile travel blog

By the Seaside

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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About 4 hrs south of Arica by bus is the seaside town of Iquique, whoīs name conjurns up images of swaying coconut palms, gentle rustic villages, and dark women in grass skirts. It not like that at all, as we soon find out. The town is trapped ...

Calama, Chuquicamata, Santiago, Calama, Chile travel blog

Calama, Chuquicamata, Santiago

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... little run down-most bars were "employees only," and no one walked in the parks. It turns out that, because of a recent accord Chile signed onto, no one is allowed to live in an "industrial area," so Codelco was moving all of the workers away from ...

Decaying and totally charming, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Decaying and totally charming

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in Valpo had a space heater! Heat really does make it easier to sleep when it is near freezing outside. Just a quick aside... Chile is in winter denial, refusing to believe that they are not a tropical country. Most places do not have heat, and ...

But We Kept Going ..., Parque Nacional Chiloé, Chile travel blog

But We Kept Going ...

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... inside the wood shack behind her, though they looked out through the windows of broken glass. This was the backwoods Appalachia of Chile. The woman's teeth were triangular and sharp, each with a black dot in its center. Slinking as against a rail as she ...

Weird Landscapes, Part 2 - Chile in 48 Hours, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Weird Landscapes, Part 2 - Chile in 48 Hours

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... time we have crossed a border we have noticed differences fairly quickly, but none so fast as passing from Bolivia to Chile (particularly after spending 3 days in highland wilderness). We turned off a dirt road leading from the Bolivian borderpost onto a ...

Spanish Eyes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Spanish Eyes

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... bus to Barrio Brasil - at a cost of CHP 1100, or about a pound, close to where I think Iīm staying Looking at prices, Chile is meant to be one of the more expensive South American countries, but, after the last few months, this is cheap for me! - ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, West to East Torres del Paine National Park, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Wake up to howling wind and driving rain outside and I am pretty sure I am not going to go trekking! Still not 100% better and would rather not be frozen and wet for a few days. Still decide to get the bus into the park as have already bought the ...

Desert Sky, Dreamed I Saw A Desert Sky...., Arica, Chile travel blog

Desert Sky, Dreamed I Saw A Desert Sky....

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... - dominated by McDonalds and a shopping mall - you could be anywhere in the world, though McDonalds arent that prevalent in Chile Find a cheap hostel - a bit of a dive, but couldnt be bothered to look elsewhere, and then wandered Arica. Surrounded by ...

Loads of lakes and flamingoes, Villa Mar, Bolivia travel blog

Loads of lakes and flamingoes

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Both of us woke up with cracking headaches due to the altitude - approx 4,000 metres. Next time will get some diamox which helps prevent symptoms of altitude sickness! After breakfast we piled back into the jeeps and headed back past the 2 lakes we ...

The Unforgettable Fire, Pucon, Chile travel blog

The Unforgettable Fire

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Friday April 1st 2005 Destination Pucon, about three hours away, but you see the mighty volcano from some distance away, snowcapped, in the clear blue sky in the distance. Even more impressive once you get to the town, you can see it smoldering ...

Parque Nacional Lauca, Putre, Chile travel blog

Parque Nacional Lauca

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... drive up, up, and up. On the way to the Altiplano we pass a tiny village of Poconchile where the oldest church in Chile, Iglesia de San Geronimo, dating from 1580, is. It is remarkably simple with its whitewashed adobe walls and twin bell towers. Inside ...

Rafting, climbing and barbecuing!, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Rafting, climbing and barbecuing!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Woke up to sunrise over the mist and mountains as we approach Pucon. We arrive on time and try to find our hostel, Donde German. Daveīs sis, Jane, used to work here and hence knows German and Marie Elena, the owners, very well. The hostel is fab, feels ...

Hiking in Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Hiking in Patagonia

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... , but the motor drowned out the auditory thrill of the seeing a glacier so close. The next day, we crossed the Argentina-Chile border, sadly saying goodbye to steaks and Mamuschka chocolate and a jolly hello to centolla, the king crab famous in this ...

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