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Si Senor, Habla Castellano, Valdivia, Chile travel blog

Si Senor, Habla Castellano

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... hostel, which is actually very nice. The town itself is also very nice - has a nice ambience about it, and watch Chile play particularily bad against Paraguay - and lose (no El Mundial Allemagne for them!) Thursday 31st March 2005 Spend the day ...

South American Sophistication, Santiago, Chile travel blog

South American Sophistication

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... with the United States. The Nixon administration brought severe economic pressure to bear to restrict international credit to Chile. Simultaneously, the CIA funded opposition media, politicians, and organizations, and created a campaign of domestic ...

Itīs even got supermarkets!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Itīs even got supermarkets!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... curtains and ET being the prime time movie) it was still extra comfortable compared to anything in the Andean countries. As Northern Chile rushed by the window I couldnīt help looking out in wonder at the perfect paved, straight road, and lack of any ...

Showdown at the OK Corral., Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, Chile travel blog

Showdown at the OK Corral.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... around and wiped out the whole crowd. Darn you Wyatt! If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm in Puerto Montt, Chile. It's a gateway city to Carretera Austral, the Navimag cruise to Puerto Natales and the apparently magical island of Chiloé. However ...

Un burrito con salsa de fish pudding por favor., Valdivia, Chile travel blog

Un burrito con salsa de fish pudding por favor.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... a few hours further north, to adventure travel destination Pucon. But then I read the following in my guidebook, "Valdivia just may be Chile's most attractive and enjoyable city." It's Saturday after all, so I decide to give it a go. While walking around ...

Navimag Ferry, Somewhere in the Chilean Fjords, Chile travel blog

Navimag Ferry

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Going to the Island, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Going to the Island

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Just a very quick entry to share my excitement and general gob-smackedness at some very exciting news.......on Tuesday, I am heading to Easter Island! Just yesterday found a special offer to go, and it coincided so nicely with my plans that I have now ...

Back to Smog Central, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Back to Smog Central

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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So, remember at the end of the last entry I said we had a long journey ahead of us? Well, I meant long in terms of distance. We didn't get the bus back from San Pedro to Santiago, we flew instead. Although, we nearly didn't get to do either!! The ...

Bus life Part 2, Arica, Chile travel blog

Bus life Part 2

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Another 10 hours on a bus from Puno to the border town of Tacna the gateway to Chile from Peru. Found a collective taxi to drive us the 20 km to immigrations at the border and a further 20 km to the nearest Chile town of Arica. Spending the day ...

Los Antiguos, Los Antiguos, Argentina travel blog

Los Antiguos

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... headed to the tourist information for a very difficult conversation trying to suss out what was going on, we wanted to get a bus to Chile Chico just across the border in Chile, a boat from Chile Chico to Puerto Ibaņez and then a bus up to ...

Moving south....., Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt, Chile travel blog

Moving south.....

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up early and taken to bus station and say our goodbyes to German and Maria Elena who have been great to us. Are heading to Puerto Varas further south and allegedly nicer than Puerto Montt where we have to be tomorrow for our boat departure even further ...

Scuppered by the weather.. farewell Chilean lakes!, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile travel blog

Scuppered by the weather.. farewell Chilean lakes!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... to get us lost a few times... the roads are much better signposted in Argentina!). Llanquihue is the second largest lake in Chile (after General Carrera, way down south) and it stretched like a an angry, stormy sea before us when we reached Las Cascadas, ...

Adios South America, Bonjour South Pacific, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Adios South America, Bonjour South Pacific

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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And so the end is near, the time has to come, to fly away from South America. The continent will be fondly remembered for a six month period traveling around spending about a month in each country. Too many highlights to mention here, but ...

about turn, bus life part 3, Calama, Chile travel blog

about turn, bus life part 3

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... bus to Salta in Argentina is leaving in 4 days time. It appears we didnīt factor in that january is Chile and Argentinaīs summer holiday time and the whole country has booked themselves onto the entire bus network. ...

Little things I have learnt, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Little things I have learnt

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Things I have learnt Its 2 months now since I started my trip, and I can't believe its going so fast! So in honour of this momentous occasion, here are a few things I have learnt during the last 2 months. 1. I am still rubbish at packing, despite ...

The Atacama Desert, San Pedro De Atacama, Chile travel blog

The Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... own personal mark of approval!!). But, despite the lack of flat roads, San Pedro a happening place and the action centre of Chile. Its right in the middle of a bunch of natural wonders. After wandering around town for a bit we eventually found a ...

Notes from a very small island, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Notes from a very small island

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... from the previous entry, I was pretty excited to find a special offer on the flight to EI - there's only one airline (LAN Chile) that goes there, and they are notorious for overbooking the flights. Anyhow, I grabbed the opportunity and was a bundle of ...

Viņa del Mar, Viņa del Mar, Chile travel blog

Viņa del Mar

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: I forgot to mention before how fantastic the journey from Chile to Mendoza is. It basically takes you across the Andes, following a river through beautiful mountains in ever shade imaginable, mauve, pink, teal, green, grey, gold, beige all marbled ...

An odd, but beautiful start!, Laguna Blanca, Bolivia travel blog

An odd, but beautiful start!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... with our fellow travellers to the border to get out of Chile and head north to Bolivia (we are coming back to Argentina and Chile at a later date by the way). Unfortunately someone somewhere had decided the road to Bolivia was shut due to snow so we had ...

A day in San Pedro and the amazing luna landscape, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

A day in San Pedro and the amazing luna landscape

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Had a lovely lie in and wandered into the town with our small amount of pesos to buy some fruit for break. Despite the relatively poor rates for changing travellers checks we did it as we had no choice in order to eat, etc. The town doesnt take long to ...

Hanga Roa versus...?, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Hanga Roa versus...?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... eastern Polynesian dialect, as well as Spanish. Many also speak English, due to the number of foreign tourists visiting. Lan Chile has several flights a week from Santiago to Papeete (the capital city of Tahiti) and vice versa, stopping and letting ...

Mendoza to Puente De Inca - Day 6, Puente De Inca, Argentina travel blog

Mendoza to Puente De Inca - Day 6

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Today is finally the day we head up into the Andes to start our voyage to the roof of the the western hemisphere. We were picked up by a minibus in the early afternoon for the three and half hour drive to Puente De Inca a small settlement by the side of ...

Finding chilli in Chile (Santiago), Santiago, Chile travel blog

Finding chilli in Chile (Santiago)

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... "Picante", which was a kind of hot salsa, but nothing like hot red chillis used in Asian cooking.  Being in a country called "Chile", you'd think they would definitely be fans of some spicy food.  I had noticed a few Asian stores at the start of ...

El Tatio Geysers, San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

El Tatio Geysers, San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... up once the sun came out. I had been worried about the altitude because I was so unwell crossing the Andes from Argentina into Chile, but had no problems whatsoever. Iīm not sure if it was the extra time I spent aclimatising, or the copious amounts of ...

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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... 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 weīve traveled south, covering almost 4000 kilometers, thats the equivalent of traveling ...

Valpo, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Valpo

A travel blog entry by ameng

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17/12/2010 - Friday We arrived in Valparaiso (Valpo to the locals) and walked 10 minutes to find our hostel.  Hostel Casabella is a small hostel owned by Richard, a South Australian, and his Chilean wife.  It is in a quiet area and all the ...

Coyhaique, Coyhaique, Chile travel blog

Coyhaique

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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We missed the family Yuletide!, Bolivian Salt Flats and the Chilean border, Bolivia travel blog

We missed the family Yuletide!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean:  Every year at the start of December my family (on my mother's side) meet up for our family yuletide celebrations.  As the family is now so big and spread out all over the UK, it's a good way for us all to get together and ...

Last leg of the Sth American adventure, Easter Is., Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Last leg of the Sth American adventure, Easter Is.

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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The final leg of my South American adventure was Easter Island. And what a way to finish it off.... This island is truly magical and everything I imagined it to be. The moai (the big statues) are just incredible, and the island itself is absolutely ...

Talca, Talca, Chile travel blog

Talca

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We only had one night in Talca on our way up north. It was a good base to access the surrounding countryside and vineyards but wasn't very touristy in itself. That said it did it's job and broke up the journey to Santiago for Dean and I and further ...

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