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Anyone seen a church?, La Serena, Chile travel blog

Anyone seen a church?

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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La Serena is a pretty town but nothing special. Our reason for coming here was so we could do some star gazing in the surrounding desert. However when we got there we asked around and couldn't get on a tour (reasons varying from not enough people ...

Santiago and Beyond, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago and Beyond

A travel blog entry by catters

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Alive and well... with a few more stories, none involving the police or robberies   Lazy days in Valparaiso living like a local, returning to Mr Egg and enjoying one of the best beaches in the World.  After such a brilliant yet slightly ...

Rendezvous in Santiago... and plenty of good wine!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Rendezvous in Santiago... and plenty of good wine!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... according to Feng Shui and incorporating the latest 'gentle' cellar technology. On arrival, we were met by an Englishman who´d settled in Chile many years ago. He took us around the cellar (we´d planned to do only a tasting, not a cellar tour, as all ...

Snowboarding down an active volcano, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Snowboarding down an active volcano

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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The main reason I came to Pucon, Chile was to climb Villarrica, the perfectly conical volcano that provides a lovely backdrop to this quaint little town - but my plan was a little unique - I wanted to snowboard down the massive virgin ...

Cruising the Chilean Fjords, Pacific Ocean, Chile travel blog

Cruising the Chilean Fjords

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Chilean Patagonia is one of the wildest and most remote places left on the planet - and without roads, it is difficult to explore.  I booked passage on the Navimag Ferry - four days cruising the chillean fjords, weaving between ...

Edge of the Altiplano, Arica, Chile travel blog

Edge of the Altiplano

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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We take a flight up to Arica with LAN Chile, on the way briefly stopping at Iquique to pick up and drop off passengers. The plane flies along an arid coastline of interminable brownness bathed in hot Autumn sunshine. A never-ending steep escarpment seems ...

The Andes -  so near but yet so far, Santiago, Chile travel blog

The Andes - so near but yet so far

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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Day 31 (Rio and away) November 19   Get up and head down to brekkie.  This time we get a table right against the window looking across to the beach.  The day is going to be sunny, just our luck!  Back to the room and get the pack ...

San Pedro - Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro - Valle de la Luna

A travel blog entry by florby

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... . Made our own dinner. Someone stole our pasta that we left in the kitchen. Was also informed that our geyser tour tomorrow morning was cancelled. We switched it for the altiplano lagoon tours, and could sleep in awhile more. San Pedro de Atacama, ...

Stopover in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Stopover in Santiago

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... destination, we meet Pauli. It´s 8.30pm and she looks tired after just finishing a day´s work at the University. Apparently people in Chile endure the 2nd longest working hours in the world! We learn that the suishi place is closed, and we will have to ...

Salta to San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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The trip was spectacular, but I got acute altitude sickness at the border between Argentina and Chile and required supplemental oxygen. Most of the photos dont do the scenery justice as they were taken from the ...

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART 2, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Driving, Hiking, and Climbing in the Desert-PART 2

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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MOON VALLEY HIKE - WRAP UP In my last entry, I shared my adventure with Moon Valley and the challenging, yet rewarding climb to the top. Once there, I tried not to think about the inevitable - the descent! Instead, I enjoyed catching my breath, which ...

La Serena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

La Serena

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... a bit! Once Mum and Dad had arrived we decided to head to Valle Elqui which is the major pisco producing region in Chile. Pisco is a really strong grape brandy which is mixed with lemon juice, sugar and egg whites to make the lethal aperitif Pisco ...

While my panpipes gently weep, Santiago, Chile travel blog

While my panpipes gently weep

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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I made it over the border to the small, dusty and touristy town of San Pedro de Atacama. Chile is the thirteenth country on my trip, and I didn't start off with the best of luck. Something I ate the previous evening in Bolivia didn't agree with me, and I ...

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: After our brief stop in Punta Arenas we headed to Puerto Natales to hit the Torres del Paine. We had been unsure when we were planning our trip whether to come here or not, we had heard that the park is incredible but the only thing we had heard ...

Chillin in Chile, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Chillin in Chile

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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OK, so we finally got on a bus to Santiago in Chile... it took some doing though because when we first got there, they told us there were still no buses... it turned out that wasn't the case though, and we managed to get a bus that morning, that went ...

Bariloche, El Bolson, Esquel, Bariloche and Argentinian Lake District, Argentina travel blog

Bariloche, El Bolson, Esquel

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Eating Lots of Chocolate in Bariloche We've experienced the Chilean lake district, now it's time to see if the Argentinian side of this area of outstanding natural beauty can impress us as much. We base ourselves in Bariloche, Argentina's Chocolate ...

Tourist Hell Pain, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Tourist Hell Pain

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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The wind eventually abated and we disembarked the ferry about 1pm at Puerto Natales. I didn't have a place to stay so after pushing through the taxi and hostel touts I wandered the few blocks into town. Somebody somewhere had mentioned a decent hostel ...

The Beach Life and Road Trippin´, La Serena, Chile travel blog

The Beach Life and Road Trippin´

A travel blog entry by catters

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... delicious food.  We managed to travel onto the charmingly hippie village of Pisco Equi, the home of Pisco in Chile, which is not quiet as close to the Argentinian border as we travelled after a long wrong turn.  Driving ...

The City of Hills, Valparaíso, Chile travel blog

The City of Hills

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... ;  However, as nice of a city as this is, I want to move on.  A couple weeks ago, I couldn't wait to get into Chile and have a look around.  Now, I can't wait to get out.  Like I said before it's expensive here.   Only ...

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Chile travel blog

Isla Chiloe

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... all Japanese to us in Chile. Someone told me once in Punta Arenas that there are no useful Tourist Information centres in Chile- they should all be labelled Tourist Lack of Information Centres immediately. I have to agree that I have not yet received ...

The Home of ¨Pisco, Pisco Equi, Chile travel blog

The Home of ¨Pisco

A travel blog entry by catters

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The home of Pisco (in Chile) is undoubtedly a beautiful place loved by ...

Searching for the Sun, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Searching for the Sun

A travel blog entry by catters

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... Night of the Long Knives" there was need for a day of planning and working out some direction for my life.  Simone from LAN Chile - you are the best.  Police reports filled and all in time to still grab a favella tour.   Much better doing ...

The Motorboat Diaries, The Patagonian Channels, Chile travel blog

The Motorboat Diaries

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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As I passed the goose-stepping locals on my way to Josef Goebbels Memorial Bus Station I guess I should have seen the signs earlier about Bariloche's interesting history. I think I got away with mentioning either war - at least too loudly. After a five ...

Wasn't that a Starbucks?, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Wasn't that a Starbucks?

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Not that I am getting homesick or anything, but if you want a slice of the so-called "American lifestyle" while out travelling, the trick is to head to a big city (preferably a capital city). Then just ask your way to the posh neighborhood in town. You ...

Stones and Shadows, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Stones and Shadows

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... right into the hands of those who visit it. Rapa Nui's extraordinary isolation means that only accessible from two airports-Santiago, Chile and Papeete, Tahiti. Usually only a flight a day lands there, carrying at most 300 and some people. Outside of ...

Class 3: Take 3, Arica, Chile travel blog

Class 3: Take 3

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... the border into Peru. Please can you send us a postcard? Yes, we will send you a postcard from where we are now in Arica, Chile. Postcards can take quite a long time to arrive from Chile to the UK. When you come back can you come and show us some ...

Santiago- and the discovery of Pisco Sour, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago- and the discovery of Pisco Sour

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... - lamb shanks! - Robs fav so very happy boy. Back to the hotel by midnight at we are now officially operating on Chile time. Breakfast at 8am, packed our bags up and stored them for the night and caught the metro to the bus terminal to catch the ...

Parque Pumalin, Chaiten, Chile travel blog

Parque Pumalin

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... . After an hour or so, we stop at the entrance to the free park and Nicholas (who was brough up in USA, Chile, and Canada) explains a little about how the park came to be. The American Douglas Tomkins who formed Esprit and North Face is enormously ...

Dom, Kev, Tordo and Blancita discover Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Dom, Kev, Tordo and Blancita discover Patagonia

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 262 Temperature : 15 degrees Weather : Very mixed We have had a fantastic two more days of riding in the estancia. Paola, Kev and I, along with our horses, plus an extra horse packed with picnic gear and food for the Puesto, headed ...

Chilean Warmth, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Chilean Warmth

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... .  As we exchanged stories about our lives and dreams, I felt filled with gratitude for such a great introduction to Chile.  Spending time with Vanessa and others has definitely put the magic back in my carpet ...

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