- Day 1 & 2When we were first researching this trip, I found a lot of useful info on other people's blogs so I'm going to start each of these posts with some practical stuff which might come in handy for anyone planning a Posted by WelshAndy in A 3 week adventure of 2 Auld ones | Jul 19, 2016
- South America BoundWell here we are finding ourselves adding to our blog - it's been 4 years between intrepid travel but this journey will encompass Easter Island, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil . Our preparations started with the usual madness of travel Posted by Watson5 in Watson Family Travels | Jul 7, 2016
- The trip beginsThe trip got off to a good start with us getting business class seats as soon as we arrived at the airport. From there it was a quick trip through customs with the new do it yourself kiosks. Really does Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 23, 2016
- Pablo and MeSantiago is a lot like Los Angeles, there is a lot of smog, the streets are confusing to navigate and there is a lot of traffic. The only real difference is that everyone speaks Spanish. Okay, maybe there really are Posted by mbeymer in The Whole Story | Jan 1, 2010
- The Last CivilizationI arrived in Punta Arenas after a long day of traveling. I woke up at 4 AM that morning to do the last leg of the circuit in Torres Del Paine, then took a bus which sent me to Puerto Posted by mbeymer in The Whole Story | Dec 29, 2009
- Ever-ChangingSister park to Yosemite National Park in the United States, Torres del Paine is hard to comprehend. It´s constantly changing weather and immense landscape make it one of the coolest places that I have ever been. My goal was to Posted by mbeymer in The Whole Story | Dec 28, 2009
- Chile ==Chile== is the last place I want to visit before leaving South America. the last place I want to go to is the Easter island ( hand of the desert Atacama). To get there I'll be travelling by car it Posted by Joshua Baldon in Get busy livin life (^-^) | May 11, 2016
- Crossing the Andes again - by bus this timeWas up early to check out of the hotel and catch the bus across the Andes to Mendoza. This was always going to be the trickiest part of the journey, as the guide book advised one sometimes has to wait Posted by liamwimbo in Argentina_Chile_2016 | Apr 29, 2016
- A wet weekend in SantiagoNext morning, it was time to tune into football coverage from the UK. The Dons were at home to Orient and today Franchise could get officially relegated. Thankfully both results went well with Wimbledon winning 1-0 to cement their place Posted by liamwimbo in Argentina_Chile_2016 | Apr 29, 2016
It's a big city that doesn't really feel like it... it's super relaxed and friendly.
DO: the walk up to San Cristobal for the views of the city and mountainous backdrop. Food and handicraft markets! Enjoy a Posted by scampyyy in south america | Oct 18, 2012
- Chile : From Puerto Varas to Santiago by bus and trainThe next day proved how lucky I had been with the weather on the crossing. It was absolutely miserable - worse than a wet weekend in Grimsby.
No matter. Had Posted by liamwimbo in Argentina_Chile_2016 | Apr 24, 2016
- Next on our Journey - Easter IslandMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday April 20 - 23th – At Sea & Easter Island
We are back at sea after a fascinating visit with the Pitcairn Islanders. Time to test out more of the wonderful restaurants and get back to our Posted by DavidandHazel in From Tahiti to Peru | Apr 24, 2016
- SantiagoIn the weeks before we left on this trip we had many conversations with friends and family about our plans. Many people find it quite strange not to have a fixed plan with transport and accommodation booked in advance. Posted by paulymx in Paul & Shelly's World Tour 2016 | Apr 16, 2016
- Plenty of love for SantiagoBefore coming travelling, I had always felt like I preferred big cities to smaller places, but since I've been away I've grown to love the smaller, more chilled out towns and amazing natural beauties. I spent a lot of time Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Apr 4, 2016
- ON THE WAY TO THE ATACAMA DESERTWe stopped in La Serena before heading North to break up the journey. There are a lot of astronomical observatories in the area and I was hoping to do some star-gazing but unfortunately it was cloudy so we weren't able Posted by carochauvet in Never stop wandering | Mar 26, 2016
- Valparaiso and Viña del Mar: street art and beachI made it to Valparaiso early the next morning. I was excited for this stop as I'd heard great things about this city. When I found my hostel, I was greeted by a hostel guest that I'd apparently woken up Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Mar 25, 2016
- Pucón: climbing Chile's most active volcanoMy next stop was Pucón. My bus arrived a little late, so when I got to the hostel, the first thing the staff asked was did I want to climb volcano Villarrica the following day, and if so I needed Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Mar 25, 2016
- The journey through Chile: Puerto Varas and ValdiviaI hadn't really planned much of my journey through Chile. I just knew I had three weeks to get from Bariloche, Argentina into Santiago de Chile, and that I wanted to travel up the Chilean side.
I took recommendations from my Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Mar 25, 2016
- VAMOS A CHILE! SANTIAGO & VALPARAÍSOThe girls sadly had to go back to BA before taking their plane back home while Ryan and I took a night bus crossing over to Chile in Santiago. I found out that Chilean customs are extremely strict which meant Posted by carochauvet in Never stop wandering | Mar 24, 2016
- Hiking the W at Torres del PaineI didn't sleep all that well the night before; I spent a bit of time wondering if this was such a good idea after all but I got up ready to get on with it. I got down to breakfast Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Mar 11, 2016
- A dash of Chile (and a dash more)The Atacama desert is the second driest place in the world behind Antarctica. Incredibly it rained for us. Lucky us?
In fact, when we tried to cross the Andes to Argentina, the snow had closed the pass - stranding us for Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Mar 1, 2016
- Pre adventure planning and philosophy26 February 2016
Well, the apple cart was tipped over in the weeks prior to our departure because Annie, our beautiful 11.5 year old Golden Retriever was diagnosed with a cancerous lesion. You always know you beloved dogs will Posted by wendylizjohnson in Wendy's South American Adventure | Feb 25, 2016
- Preparing for Patagonia: Chilean style When I decided to head to Patagonia, I dutifully read up on both the Argentinian and Chilean side, which is where I really learned about the Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia. It didn't even occur to me that I Posted by Rebecca Heller in Rebecca's Big Adventure | Feb 24, 2016
- Rapa Nui (Easter Island)==Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island==
We departed Santiago and flew 5 hours over the Pacific Ocean west of the Chile.
We arrived on Easter Island and pr Posted by janejoe in Chile | Feb 6, 2016
- Madrid - Berlin - StockholmAfter both dinner and breakfast onboard the flight and some lame attempts to get some sleep the plane descended for landing. I must say time went by so fast… maybe because I was so homesick? At some point over the Posted by bejjan in Chile - the Land of Contrasts | Sep 5, 2014