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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 ...

The 8th Wonder of the World, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

The 8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde The renowned Torres del Paine National Park, located in Southern Chile, has been a UNESCO Biosphere since 1978 and was recently chosen as the 8th Wonder of the World. It consists of truly breath-taking, natural beauty; landscapes filled with ...

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 ...

Sure is chilly in Chile, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Sure is chilly in Chile

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... . We relaxed as the bus climbed and climbed, and climbed into the hills. After a few hours we finally reached the Argentina / Chile border, which sat at the saddle of a massive mountain. With snow drifts scattered around the hills, we all departed the bus ...

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 ...

Sleepless in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Sleepless in Santiago

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... in the Plaza de Armas, the centre of Santiago’s public life and literally the centre of the country - all distances across Chile are measured from here - and watched the lives around us: stocky women with long, thick grey hair selling rosary beads ...

A few days in Pucon, Pucon, Chile travel blog

A few days in Pucon

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We decided to swap one spectacular volcano for another one, and this one was smoking! Pucon is very well located (as long as there are no eruptions) as it sits just below the conical of volcan Villarrica and on the shores of the lake of the same ...

Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We only spent one night in Santiago as we are going to "do" it properly later. Mum and dad dropped us off at about mid day and our original plan had been to jump straight on a bus head straight to Mendoza but Dean was full of cold and not feeling ...

Te Pito o Te Henua, Easter Islands, Chile travel blog

Te Pito o Te Henua

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... and slavery. Most of the islanders now are of mixed blood, but their Polynesian roots are obvious through looks, language, and culture. Chile annexed the islands in the late 1800's at a time of fairly rampant empire-building, after succes in the War of ...

To the driest desert in the world!, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

To the driest desert in the world!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... countries that we are really looking forward to visiting. And so with that in mind, we hopped on the bus and headed back into Chile. The bus to San Pedro took about 10 hours and the scenery was stunning.....as was the altitude! Within a couple of hours ...

Missed the bus....again, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Missed the bus....again

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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Hello! So, for the second time in two days I have missed the bus and I am stuck, this time, for 5 hours, just when I was ready to move on. Yesterday's escapade involved me sitting merrily at platform 7 in Santiago's bus station, thinking the bus ...

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