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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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