- ValdiviaIt was only a 2 local bus ride from Pucon to get to Valdivia, the centre of German immigration during the 19th century. Beer, strudel and bratwurst abounds and this is why we came here. Not the most Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 19, 2012
- PuconPucon was our first stop in Southern Chile. It was a picturesque little town on the edge of Lago Villarrica with Volcan Villarrica overlooking it. It felt and looked a lot like a ski village in Switzerland or Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 18, 2012
- Viña Del MarViña Del Mar is just around the corner from Valparaiso, but it couldn't be more different. It was pretty much just like the Gold Coast; modern, clean, shopping malls, lots of apartment buildings, and all built right on the Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 15, 2012
- Ferries, Exmpanadas and rationing toothpaste...Holy smokes, where to start....how about where i ended my last entry...
I boarded the Navimag ferry last Monday evening and was preparing to set sail the following morning. After speaking with the hotel manager on board I was lucky enough Posted by colebowl in Busy Living | Apr 18, 2012
- MaitencilloFrom Valparaiso we caught a local bus 2hrs north to Maitencillo. This was a bit of a learning curve which entailed about 45 mins of standing on the street with our backpacks on until we managed to flag down Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 13, 2012
- ValparaisoInstead of getting a bus directly to Valparaiso, we opted to hire a guide for he day so that we could visit the wineries in the Casablanca Valley on the way. We hired 'Mike the German Pirate' (his official Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 10, 2012
- SantiagoIts been a while since we updated the blog, so memory is a little sketchy.
Santiago was a real surprise. Very modern, cosmopolitan, clean and safe city, and for these reasons we both liked it very much and ended up Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Apr 9, 2012
- Family time in Chile and hanging in Lima[i]
tom has a lot of family. they all speak spanish.
you would think that that would be obvious when you hear he has family in chile, however it doesnt really hit home until you are at the dinner table with Posted by tcorrea in Tom & Ines go places | Apr 13, 2012
- San Pedro & La Serena[i]Arriving into San Pedro was like stepping into a western. Dusty streets and adobe houses. At first glance it resembles a bit of a ghost town. But just behind the facade is a seriously chilled out almost hipstery town. Peek Posted by tcorrea in Tom & Ines go places | Apr 13, 2012
- The Sound of MusicDearest Readers,
We left our spectacular apartment in Buenos Aires and headed straight to Chile. The bus ride was long, but it was bearable since we had been immobile for two entire weeks. We arrived the day before Lollapalooza Posted by soupy in Conquistador! | Apr 12, 2012
- San Pedro de AtacamaNestled in the altiplano of northern Chile with the imposing Andes in the distance, San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis in the Atacama Desert.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/4324 Posted by karenandlach in Our Travels | Apr 10, 2012
- Chile trip 2012- feat. mi papáSunday 1st April, 2012
Today is the day, my dad and I set out for a 2 month trip of Chile. He is taking me to see all sides of the country. We will be landing in Santiago, then getting a Posted by Two Otters in The fantastic tales of the two otters | Mar 31, 2012
- The beginning of the end - ChileHola mi amigos et buenos dias.
(Hello my friends and good morning).
So we've come to that time, the point no one wanted to happen, the beginning of the end, the final straight, the last leg. South America is our last stop Posted by tasandsweed in Around the world in 240 days. | Apr 10, 2012
- A Hectic Week
I have been trying to get 10 minutes near a computer for the last couple of days to write something down but it has just been go-go-go since I left Ushuaia on the last Wednesday.
Posted by colebowl in Busy Living | Apr 9, 2012
- Easter IslandI had a lovely week on Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui). The island is small (about 25km long and half as wide) and extremely isolated. It´s closest neighbours are far: the mainland of Chile (3700km to the east) Posted by Caro369 in Argentina, Antarctica and Chile 2012 | Apr 8, 2012
- El Tiempo de la FamiliaWell we´ve spent the last three-ish weeks here hangin mostly in Garrett and Pamela´s backyard here in Maipu (the largest suburb of Santiago). The weather has been sunny everyday until today when it is actually feeling a little bit like Posted by Delaney..Jennie in The Southern Andes | Apr 4, 2012
- Flying over the AndesA priviledged view 10,000 feet above the backbone of America but it´s still impossible to take in the enormity of the world´s longest mountain range stretched out beneath me. Peaks roll into one another for miles, valleys run around each Posted by namirem in The finer things in life | Apr 4, 2012
- ´Mucho mejor perspectivo´ on top of Volcano Villarica6.45am, 1400m half way up a volcano donning a helmet, gaiters and ice pick I watched the firery red glow of dawn tear back the night. It was worth getting up at 5.30 just to witness day breaking over the Posted by namirem in The finer things in life | Apr 2, 2012
- My First 36-Hour FlightI’ve taken flights to the US that lasted over 20 hours, but 36 hours? Fortunately, this trip from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Santiago got ‘broken up’ in two places – Amsterdam and Sao Paulo. One of the lessons I’ve learnt Posted by sanshine in Undreamed Dreams That Come True! | Apr 1, 2012
- How I Came To Be In ChileIt was about a year ago in Singapore, when I was introduced to someone from a worldwide Catholic NGO, who was looking for a leadership workshop to be included in her training for 150 nuns who are ‘formators’ (something like Posted by sanshine in Undreamed Dreams That Come True! | Apr 1, 2012
- Patagonia For our first week in Chile we had rented a comfortable small apartment in Santiago, where we stayed over New Years.
After three months of campervaning (with short intermezzos in tents and hostels...) we TOTAL DOLL enjoyed the small comforts of Posted by MyriandKodi in Myri and Kodi | Feb 2, 2012
- La Serena and the Elqui ValleyLast week, I headed 7 hours north (towards the equator) and to my absolute shock, it became autumn. I had to put away my sandals and dig out my hiking boots for the cool evenings. For a few days, I Posted by Caro369 in Argentina, Antarctica and Chile 2012 | Mar 28, 2012
- San Pedro de AtacamaThe 4WD tour dropped us off at the Bolivia/Chile border, where we caught a bus down to the town of San Pedro in the Atacama Desert. An interesting ride descending from 4200m to 2100m in 40 mins with great Posted by gavandkerryn in Gav & Kerryn in South America | Mar 26, 2012
- The beginning...I am currently perched On a rock hard airport departures lounge seat in the international airport in Santiago de Chile waiting for my connection through to the 'start' of my holiday; Beunos Aires. Three hours down, one to go.
I can Posted by colebowl in Busy Living | Mar 27, 2012
- p.s did I mention....... being woken to a 4.5 tremor shaking my bunk bed was a headboard banging experience I'm less familiar with. Then a 7.5 swirling down the west coast yesterday was apparently enough to issue a Tsunami warning! Suppose there are Posted by namirem in The finer things in life | Mar 26, 2012