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Lauca National Park, Putre, Chile travel blog

Lauca National Park

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Putre ...

Doin' the

Doin' the "W"

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... 're are coming along), so should be a good group. Next update will be back in Argentina after our little Chilean side trip. Chile, here in particular is EXPENSIVE, although complete with all the comforts of home. Anyway, only here for a few days so until ...

Magellan Straight, Tierra Del Fuego - Chile, Chile travel blog

Magellan Straight

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Towards Buenos ...

Back to the Future, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Back to the Future

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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After a 40 hour day (Santiago is 16 hours behind Auckland) we arrived in Santiago. As sad as it may seem Kevin and me were particularly excited by the fact that we actually arrived in Santiago before we even got to the airport in Auckland and get to say ...

The tiny isolated hamlet of Puerto Eden, Puerto Eden, Chile travel blog

The tiny isolated hamlet of Puerto Eden

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Puerto Eden is a tiny isolated maritime hamlet in the middle of the Chilean fjords.  The only way to get to this picturesque little cluster of tin houses and peeling boats is by the weekly ferry - and we had the opportunity to come ashore while the ...

1st day going South, Pichilemu, Chile travel blog

1st day going South

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We boarded our minibus at 9am for the first leg of our trip south. In total we expect to be 7 days before getting back to Santiago. There were about 11 of us on the bus including :- Niall, Colm & Kate from Ireland Catherine & Alex from Wales Leoni ...

Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Taquile Island, Taquile, Peru travel blog

Taquile Island

A travel blog entry by dane

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We woke up bright and early on Saturday. I slept like a champ on my reed bed. Actually I had brought my sleeping bag which was a brilliant idea. It wasn't brutally cold that night, but cold enough. Doreen and Stephen joined Bev and me at our ...

Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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We spent an extra four days in Mendoza as the Chilean border was closed due to snow. Everyone in Savligiano Hostel was waiting to cross the Andes to Santiago, so we all got to know each other pretty well! By the fourth day Grechy ...

Leaving the South American mainland, Santiago de Chile, Chile travel blog

Leaving the South American mainland

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After crossing the Andes we returned to Santiago where we had stopped briefly as we travelled South in March. We stayed in the dormitory at Casa Roja which is the biggest and most popular hostel, converted from a 19th Century mansion. We had hoped to ...

Ghost Trains, Flamingos & Salt Flats, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Ghost Trains, Flamingos & Salt Flats

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... was where one of the scenes was shot for the last Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace'! Most of the shooting was in Bolivia, but Northern Chile had its moments as well. We then drove across one part of the Chilean Salt Flats (not as big as Bolivia's, but big ...

A day by the pool - and a bit of footy, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A day by the pool - and a bit of footy

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today was a day to catch up on relaxation. We spent the whole day, evening and night by the pool and bar. It was good to chill out for the day. Not much else to report ...

A day of shopping - spending money we ain't got!!!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A day of shopping - spending money we ain't got!!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We went into town to do some shopping today. Bought a few bits and bobs that we needed, and plenty of stuff that we probably don't! Still can't get a signal on my phone, which is probably good after Forest's recent form! We spent the late ...

Good-Bye Desert, Hello End of the World, Punta Arenas, Chile travel blog

Good-Bye Desert, Hello End of the World

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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GOODBYE DESERT On my last night in San Pedro, I went to the town center to use the high speed internet cafe, the only one in the desert! The wait was long, but well worth it to upload my pictures and get my blogging fix. Before I knew it, the full ...

Read only if you love wine!, Santa Cruz, Chile travel blog

Read only if you love wine!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... we were planning. A quick stop at the supermarket had us stocked up with a good selection of carmenere from various regions in Chile and some prime, 'grade A' Chilean beef steak.   I wasted no time getting the BBQ fired up, and similar to the ...

Habla Ingles??, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Habla Ingles??

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Hola!!! First impressions of Santiago? Well, lets just say first impressions don't last, at least not in this part of the world. We thought it was noisy, smelly and thick with smog (which it is), but after a couple of days it grows on you and the bad ...

A last look at the Pacific, Pichilemu, Chile travel blog

A last look at the Pacific

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... area between the cabins setup with hammocks and a fire pit. Just the way we wanted to spend our last few days in Chile.   After we'd checked in we took a drive through town which had a real laidback beach atmosphere with loads of little ...

Sea, sand and watching the sun go down, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Sea, sand and watching the sun go down

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up with the sun rising at about 08:00 and got up to start uploading photgraphs before anyone else started using the campsite internet. Erica only awoke at 09:30 and we both probably had about a glass of wine too many last night. Still we got ready ...

Hola Amigos!!!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hola Amigos!!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... it is or what time it is! We have had two consecutive overnight flights with ZERO sleep. All I do know is that "Estamos aqui en Chile!!!" Woo hoo! OK, so we left Rarotonga at 1am on the 27th. Our flight was 4 hours duration and we landed at 5am on the ...

Santiago - and back to our Bar, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago - and back to our Bar

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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We arrived back in Santiago Friday morning.... and would fly out  midnight Sunday...so the entry title is "Santiago - and back to our Bar"...  cos that was the big plan for our last 2 nights before heading home...and we were soooooooooooooooooo ...

Still the longest day of our life, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Still the longest day of our life

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... we actually arrived at Santiago at midday the same day. Flight was good esp the entertainment system prob best ever had (flying with Lan Chile) with big tv screens at back of seat and loads of films, CDs and games to choose from and can start/stop them ...

Fishy business with Colchester, Puerto Varas, Chile travel blog

Fishy business with Colchester

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... of British attitudes towards the Argies during that time. So with book in hand I got on the bus towards Punta Arenas in Chile (only two border stops) where I spent one cold night before catching a cheap flight up to Puerto Montt and getting the bus ...

Sand boarding in San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Sand boarding in San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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So, after arriving in San Pedro de Atacama (SPDA), Tom and I were both sick... I´m not going to go into details, but we didn´t eat for a whole day and were feeling a bit sorry for ourselves... Flippin chicken on that flippin salt flats tour!! ...

Our country cottage retreat!, Ensenada, Chile travel blog

Our country cottage retreat!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... have a bit of company as Alex's parents have arranged to fly over to spend some time with us (and maybe see a bit of Chile as well!).  We traveled up from Castro to the airport at Puerto Montt on Monday morning, briefly stopping in Puerto Montt in ...

Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Puerto Natales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Back to Chile We're back over in Chile, apparently a much more expensive country than Argentina. However, down here in Patagonia, there's not that much difference, and we find ourselves paying less for accommodation in our first stop, Puerto Natales, ...

The Chilean Coast, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

The Chilean Coast

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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The smooth highway leading out of Santiago wound through small suburbs and rolling green hills, then past farms and vineyards. After going through a long tunnel we descended into Valparaiso, a bay city built on gentle slopes easing toward the sea. We ...

Well, it's winter. What more do you want to know?, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Well, it's winter. What more do you want to know?

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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For a moment, I considered going through this week without updating. After all, I didn't travel, I didn't do much of anything new and nothing huge is going on in the news. The student's strike ended, rather peacefully (I put up some photos for the last ...

Volcán Villarica, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Volcán Villarica

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... to her some more and then continued up the volcano without her. He had demoniacal eyes. The view downhill was utterly impressive. Chile hasn't seen much rain, even though the current La Niña weather pattern usually stirs it up. What does crawl into ...

From Salt Planes to the Volcanoes, Puçon, Chile travel blog

From Salt Planes to the Volcanoes

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After saying goodbye to the rest of the guys in our tour group we crossed the border into Chile and visited the small town of San Pedro de Atacuma then went to Calama (a town about 2 hours on from there). As we wanted to head as far south as possible ...

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