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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 ...

Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Viña 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 ...

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. I´m 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 we´ve 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 ...

Los Vilos, Los Vilos, Chile travel blog

Los Vilos

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We only had one night in Los Vilos as it was just a stop to break up the journey to Santiago but it was well worth it - odd thing is if Mum and Dad hadn't been here we would have missed it as it wasn't even in our guidebook. We didn't do much, ...

Back in Argentina, 28 de Noviembre, Argentina travel blog

Back in Argentina

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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The latest update finds us back in Argentina, having crossed the border from Chile last night, in a town called "28 de Noviembre" (yes, a rather bizarre name for a town, but a town it is). The last few days have been pretty tough. We spent a couple of ...

Lost in a 'Catholic' Country, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Lost in a 'Catholic' Country

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... Perhaps, I thought, this lack of concern was the very proof of a Chilean identity increasingly independent of the Church. Chile, in fact, just inducted a socialist, agnostic, divorcee into the presidency. Perhaps the forceful imagery of the banner and ...

High and dry, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

High and dry

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... . The largest are in Bolivia, and I should see them in the next couple of weeks, then Utah, then the Salar de Atacama here in Chile. After the wierd shapes and crusty surface of the Salar, we drove up to 4,500 metres (I think about 14,500 feet!) to see ...

Hello South America... or is that Hola?!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hello South America... or is that Hola?!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So after a 13 hour flight that actually landed 3 hours before it set off (???) we arrived in Santiago in Chile. Even though we had slept a lot of the way we were so tired and jet lagged, its the first time I have felt like this on the trip and could ...

Ruta 40, Chile Chico, Chile travel blog

Ruta 40

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... African, who asks us about our vague plans to head further north on the Carretera Austral through the least populated parts of Chile. We have become quite accustomed to long bus journeys in our travels and we sit back surrounded by books, food, an MP3 ...

The Wind and the Wine and the Pee, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

The Wind and the Wine and the Pee

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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     We had our own quiet, little, private room for the first night in Puerto Natales. A handy shared bathroom was right next to us. At 5:30 AM the quiet went away and the bathroom became pee central. A constant flow of ...

wandering into the wintey wild wilderness, Peurto Natales, Chile travel blog

wandering into the wintey wild wilderness

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Another 24 hour bus journey lands us in Natales, a small Chilean town used as an entrance to Park National Torres de Paine, which roughly translates into the Park National Torrent of Pain... hahaha. We are here to buy all the necessary supplies to ...

Concha Y Toro, Pirque, Chile travel blog

Concha Y Toro

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Being wine connoseurs (well, we prefer its effects to the taste) we decided to head to se one of the most famous wineries in South America, Concha y Toro, which was a little south of Santiago. We had booked it a few days earlier to be sure of getting on ...

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