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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 ...

...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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 that´s 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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I´ve 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), ...

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 Viña del Mar and Dean and I had considered coming here instead of Viña 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 didn´t help on either of the ...

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