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  • SantiagoThe first thing we do in Santiago is go to the hotel. Even with a 90-minute delay, the room is not ready. We head into town and grab a table in the first restaurant. Turns out to be Peruvian Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Jan 28, 2017
  • The arrivalSo, how does Business class stack up? 1. You get to sit on the tarmac for an hour and a half. Waiting for a dog apparently. I know, in Economy they’re not going anywhere, either, but that’s pretty much what you would Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Jan 28, 2017
  • A coddiwomple to the Americas and beyond……What a superb word for those of us that just like to head to distant lands with no formal itinerary; so in answer to those questions of what, where and when…..”I’m coddiwompling”…..and to me that seems very worthwhile! So after a Posted by ScottyJ in A coddiwomple to the Americas & beyond | Jan 27, 2017
  • A lakeside setting===On to Puerto Varas=== After a few days in the Atacama Desert we flew south to stay in Puerto Varas, in Chile's Lake District. Puerto Varas is the main town on Lago Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 27, 2017
  • Of valleys and the setting sun===Valle de la Luna=== The last of the three tours we did while staying in San Pedro was a late afternoon visit to two sights quite close to town, starting at the Valle Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 26, 2017
  • A steaming landscape===El Tatio geyser field=== It takes a certain amount of sacrifice and discomfort to visit El Tatio. For one thing, you will sacrifice sleep, as all tours leave very ea Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 25, 2017
  • Desert villages===Socaire=== After a morning touring the lagoons of the Atacama Desert we stopped for a short wh Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 22, 2017
  • Water in the desert===Lagoons of the Atacama=== ===Salar de Atacama=== [float=right][/float] The Salar de At Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 21, 2017
  • A desert town===Getting to know San Pedro de Atacama=== Church of San Pedro Until relatively recently San Pedro was just one of a sprinkling of small communities in the Ata Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 23, 2017
  • I’ve been through the desert ….===To the Atacama Desert=== Sunset in the Atacama Desert After spending a few days in and around Santiago we flew north to explore the Atacama Desert. This is truly a lan Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 20, 2017
  • Valley of Paradise===“Valparaíso, how absurd you are…"=== Valparaíso means “Valley of Paradise”, and while many may not see this rather gritty and in places run-down port city as any sort of paradise, Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 18, 2017
  • Chapter 5 - Chile: Ced the Red, Pinochet, and NowBalook, the Gippsland Highlands, Victoria, Australia – mid 2015 “The secret police broke down the door and threatened Pen and her husband. They said ‘Leave Chile immediately or you will be killed!’ That was 11 September 1973.” We were Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | Jan 17, 2017
  • Of chicha and wine===A day trip out of Santiago=== At the Emiliana vineyards On our third day in Santiago we took an all day trip with Protours. While some may sniff at organised tours Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 17, 2017
  • Looking down on Santiago===Exploring the city=== Having spent the morning in the area in and around the Plaza de Armas, and climbed the small hill of Cerro Santa Lucia (see [[http://toonsarah.travellerspoint Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 16, 2017
  • Santiago de Chile===Exploring the city=== Street musician in Providencia Our first challenge on the first day of our visit to Santiago was to change some money. It’s quite h Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 12, 2017
  • Now that jacarandas are in bloom …===Travelling to Santiago=== [float=left]Santiago is perhaps the most modern and therefore least historically interesting of South America’s capital cities, and Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 11, 2017
  • The Uncertain BloggerUnlike Neil, I haven't found my groove with the blogging of the trip. I have been writing an electronic diary of the trip details, but only to keep account of the logistics and details that we are likely to forget Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | Jan 6, 2017
  • DrivingFirst couple of days on the trip was basically spent driving. We crossed into chile and stopped for lunch at a king penguin colony. We then went on a ferry to leave terra del Fuego. We camped at an abandoned Posted by judges29 in Patagonia | Jan 4, 2017
  • Chapter 3 - Blues Harmonica, the Stella Australis, and Cape Augustin took a breath and started playing a blues riff on his harmonica. A few heads turned in the Darwin Lounge of the Stella Australis, a 100 cabin cruise ship, that we’d boarded in Ushuaia at the bottom of Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | Jan 1, 2017
  • The routeThis is the approximate route we will be taking: Amsterdam-Paris-Santiago - plane Santiago-Puerto Montt - plane Puerto Montt-Coyhaique-Puerto Guadal-Calleta Tortel-Villa O'Higgins-Puerto Guadal-Balmaceda - 4WD (plus a ferry here and there) Balmaceda-S Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Nov 19, 2016
  • More preparationsThe Bradt Carretera Austral guide has been bought. The Chile map has been added to my 10-year old TomTom navigation system, and, somewhat to my surprise, it works. Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Nov 19, 2016
  • Torres del Paine "W" Trek am so glad I met Stephanie and Sydney. We got along so well and had a great time hiking. I had the package with Fantastico Sur so I had a taxi arranged and different bus from them. But once Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Nov 13, 2016
  • From Valparaiso to Puerto NatalesThe trip to Valparaiso was the easiest journey I've done so far. And hungover me was super happy about that. Metro to almost the end of the line. Walk upstairs to see bus counters. Buy ticket, walk to platform, get Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Nov 13, 2016
  • Favourite things about Chilé!!Briefest of blog notes about my favourite Chilean things.. Mountains- obviously have to top this list with the mountain views in Torres del Paine national park after allllllll that I just raved about them in my last post!! Mountains are always Posted by elliehirch in Travel, She Wrote | Nov 13, 2016
  • Hiking the "W" in Torres del Paine.After leaving Valparaiso I had a couple days of transportation, flying to Punta Arenas, staying the night, then bus to Puerto Natales to get myself organized for the big hike to come... 5 days in Torres del Paine National Park, Posted by elliehirch in Travel, She Wrote | Nov 13, 2016
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