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  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityWe arrived in Punta Arenas this morning and tied up at a pier, so no tender required! Punta Arenas (or Sandy Point in English) is the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 16, 2017
  • Feb 15 - PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (Day 1) Our last stop in Chile is in the only city on the 300 mile Strait of Magellan. Tug boats are waiting to help us dock, but luckily there are no winds today. Sunrise tod Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 15, 2017
  • Buen díaAs our traveling buddy Mr. Molinero exclaimed this morning it is hard to decipher whether this is Day Two or Day Three, I am going with Day Two. As predicted last evening the Molineros did not make it out Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Feb 14, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityAs Valentine's Day dawned we continued our sea transit towards the Straits of Magellan. The crew did an excellent job decorating the ship, and, in addition to the excellent enrichment seminars that were conducted, the ship hosted a special Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 14, 2017
  • Back homeAfter a very bumpy flight across the Atlantic, not at all unlike driving along the Carretera Austral, we're now back home. And tomorrow it's back to work for me. Next stop, in five years' time or so: Argentinian Patagonia along Ruta Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 14, 2017
  • Feb 13-14 - CRUISING CHILEAN FJORDS & STRAIT OF MAGELLANVALENTINE'S DAY Happy Valentine's Day, friends and family! Great day Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 14, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenitySeveral hours after we left port we entered the open Southern Pacific, where we spent the night being somewhat tossed and turned with 20 foot seas. We slept, but not that well. Late in the morning we entered Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 14, 2017
  • Buen viajeDisclaimer: don't judge me (or do I don't care) by the missed words and spelling mistakes, I try and I am sorry, I know I am not a literally genius and I generally pen these entries after a couple "beverages"... Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Feb 13, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityOn Saturday we arrived at a Chiloe island close to Puerto Montt and the town of Castro. Castro is Chile's third oldest city in continued existence. Rodrigo de Quiroga as the temporary governor of Chile in 1567 launched a campaign Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 12, 2017
  • Feb 12 - PUERTO CHACABUCO, CHILE The early bird catches the moon! The sun rose over the Andes as we sailed Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 12, 2017
  • Feb 11 - CASTRO (CHILOÉ ISLAND), CHILE We’ve entered the Chiloé Archipelago – obviously arriving at low tide! The Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 11, 2017
  • CoyhaigueFebruary 11 Back where we came from. Tomorrow we take the plane from Balmaceda to Santiago and on Monday we fly back to the Netherlands. If you don't mind the dust from and bumping on unpaved roads, the ferries, the backpackers, and Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 11, 2017
  • Ventisquero O’HigginsFebruary 9 Villa O’Higgins is tiny and drab, but the glacier was the absolute highlight. It’s a ten-hour boat ride out and back but worth at least nine of them. Glacier up close and personal. Bryce Canyon in ice. The tongue Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 10, 2017
  • Feb 10 - PUERTO MONTT, CHILE We are sailing south and are now in the northern part of Chilean Patagonia. In the early morning the full moon was magnificent. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 10, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityWe had our first formal night tonight and we chose to eat in the main dining room. We both had a superb Chateaubriand and then headed off to the show, where Broadway star James Fox performed the Music of Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 10, 2017
  • Back to where it all began===Return to Santiago=== [center][/center] ~ We had been to the Atacama Desert and walked among flamingos, geysers and even “on the moon”. ~ We had been awed by the Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 10, 2017
  • Feb 8 - VALPARAÍSO, CHILE (Day 2) The exciting third segment begins: “ANTARTIC ADVENTURE”! Originally Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 9, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityAfter about a 2 hour drive from Santiago to Valparaiso, through countryside that reminded me of Southern California, we boarded the ship. Our bags were already in the cabin, and, after the mandatory life boat drill we headed to Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 9, 2017
  • Catholicism and ancient cultures entwined===A last morning in Hanga Roa=== Santa Cruz Church We had already walked past Hanga Roa’s small but intriguing Catholic church on our first afternoon on the islan Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 9, 2017
  • Caleta Tortel – Villa O’HigginsFebruary 8 Going down and up the stairs to get to the car through the rain, I managed to slip on the final step before leaving Caleta Tortel. I kept it to myself. Nobody knows. A bit of driving, a ferry, two Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 10, 2017
  • Caleta TortelFebruary 9 This was our day of relaxation. Too bad the internet connection is like a ferry boat: endless loading times and slow motion. We could have made a trip to gletsjers, but since we have already booked a gletsjer trip Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 9, 2017
  • Puerto Guadal – Caleta TortelFebruary 6 One road, one town, one intersection, one wrong turn. Twice: in Puerto Bertrand and Cochrane. We’re fast becoming experts at losing our way where there is really only one way to go. Other than that, this was a relatively Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 9, 2017
  • Feb 7 - VALPARAÍSO, CHILE (Day 1) As dawn breaks over the 45 hills of Valparaíso we find that we are docked in – a container port. The houses on the hillsides and even the containers are pretty Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 8, 2017
  • Chile aboard Crystal SerenityAfter the typical overnight flight from Atlanta to Santiago, we were met by very helpful Crystal Cruises folks and transported to the Grand Hyatt Santiago, a wonderful 5 star hotel in the middle of the city. Our room was Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, LCS, MBA | Feb 8, 2017
  • Of moai and more===Exploring Rapa Nui=== Ahu Tongariki On our second full day on Rapa Nui we took a whole day tour which concentrated on the main sights on the south-east and n Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 8, 2017
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