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Playing the trumpets all night!, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Playing the trumpets all night!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... San Pedro de Atacama. No more bumps, no more drunk drivers, already we weren't sad to leave Bolivia. The border formalities in Chile are slow and the queues are long. In the final stretch our bus driver lets two full coaches overtake and are therefore ...

The most remote island on Earth...SMASH!!!, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

The most remote island on Earth...SMASH!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Our LAN flight took about 5hours and apart from eating our in-flight meal we slept all the way. We arrived to a very dark Easter Island at 6.30am (we later found out that sunrise is about 8.30am and sunset is 10pm at this time of year – Andrew ...

Antarctica Day1 - Beagle Channel, Beagle Channel, Argentina travel blog

Antarctica Day1 - Beagle Channel

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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As I am writing these few lines, our boat, the Lyubov Orlova, is slowly exiting the Beagle Channel heading into Drake's Passage, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pacific Oceans.  We are about 1 hour away from the critical point and the boat is ...

Spanish Carpentry, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Spanish Carpentry

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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In the words of the late, great food-dodger Karen Carpenter Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down. Fortunately it wasn't raining this Monday as I purchased my ticket to ride the bus to the airport in Auckland. I wasn't sure ...

Thinking of one, Reñaca, Chile travel blog

Thinking of one

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... spotted seals on rocks. Campbell met up with some kids that he met at church and they spent the late afternoon talking about Chile and Australia. Tuesday the kids and I took the bus to  Valparaiso. Valparaiso is an old port that was established in ...

Slowly getting settled, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Slowly getting settled

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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After a full day and a full night on Delta airlines, I landed here in Chile on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. local time (two hours more than east coast time). The next two days were spent on orientation-information sessions and lectures on security with ...

Caves, Waves and Campsite Raves, Easter Island, Chile travel blog

Caves, Waves and Campsite Raves

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up to the usual heavenly noises of the large waves breaking across the rocks in front of the tent for our last day full day in Easter Island. We had a slightly different breakfast this morning as we had ..... breakfast, well we shared a yogurt. ...

Gateway to Bolivia, San pedro de atacama, Chile travel blog

Gateway to Bolivia

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Start of my roadtrip to nowhere, Calama, Chile travel blog

Start of my roadtrip to nowhere

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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I Love Renaca, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

I Love Renaca

A travel blog entry by catters

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Gaucho living, Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

Gaucho living

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... guide at the estancia.  We had arrived in Puerto Natales on the previous day, after an uneventful bus journey across the border into Chile. We’d used our time in PN to get some cash from the ATM’s, get some food shopping for the next few ...

Photos from the Puerto Montt Harbor, Puerto Montt, Chile travel blog

Photos from the Puerto Montt Harbor

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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Puerto Montt is a cool, authentic port town in Patagonian Chile and basically the last stop before the southern tip of Chile.  I booked the Navimag ferry for a four day cruise through the Chilean fjords and spent a ...

Hitting rock bottom in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hitting rock bottom in Santiago

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... over the LTTS and started wondering if our slump wasn't just due to a lack of good wine? The though of five days of tasting in Chile's best wine producing areas had all fired up! We picked up our tiny little rental car, headed south and never looked ...

Fuera de la Tierra, Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Fuera de la Tierra

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... suitcases through an "unsafe" part of town. But, he said, that was one of the few times he felt like he was in Chile. And Valparaiso is that way. Perhaps we carry a preconception of South American cities should be hectic and dirty, a web of narrow ...

Back to the desert, San pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Back to the desert

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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36 hours in La Sarena, La Serena, Chile travel blog

36 hours in La Sarena

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... almost 24 bus trip from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso we planned to spend a day in the coastal town of La Serena, Chile's second oldest city. We arrived early the morning after taking the overnight bus from San Pedro and were fortunate to get an ...

Lauca National Park, Putre, Chile travel blog

Lauca National Park

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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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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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 ...

Joe., San Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

Joe.

A travel blog entry by hannahbruce

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... , so it was probably better fr my mothers health too. So with that we bought four liters of cheap wine (but all wine´s good in Chile, Right?) to drink after Lorena made us an amazing omlette. Solo myself and Katie on it we had our first encounter with a ...

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 ...

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