Travel Blogs from Chile

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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 ...

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, Reņaca, 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 ...

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