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  • An introduction to the moai, and the cult of the Birdman===Exploring Rapa Nui=== Ahu Tahai ===What’s in a name?=== So here we are on Rapa Nui – and I use that name with deliberation. Most people refer to this remo Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 6, 2017
  • Feb 6 - COQUIMBO, CHILE Congratulations, New England Patriots! We watched you perform the impossible into the wee hours of the night (Chile's time is two hours later than Eastern Standard Tim Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 6, 2017
  • Puerto GuadalFebruary 5 The people here get their news from local radio stations (and the internet, no doubt). There are no newspapers. For one thing, the country here is so sparsely populated that there is a clear shortage of readership, and the Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 5, 2017
  • Coyhaigue – Puerto GuadalFebruary 4 Today was a memorable day of extended offroad travel (missing the first of two turnoffs while I was navigating, but I recovered by finding a shortcut), being hurled from one marvelous panorama unto the next glorious vista, while being Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 5, 2017
  • Chapter 6 - Leaving Chile. Kind of. Sort of. Eventually...“No Bus”, said the lady in the Andesmar Bus office in San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. Nik and I had been travelling gradually up from Cape Horn at the bottom of Chile, and San Pedro de Atacama was our Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | Feb 5, 2017
  • Torres Del PaineIt’s been raining all night but at “stands up” 8am it was just misty with wet roads and very cool at 8degC. Today we cross back into Chile on our way to Torres Del Paine National Park on a mixture Posted by ScottyJ in A coddiwomple to the Americas & beyond | Feb 5, 2017
  • The navel of the earth===To Rapa Nui=== [center] Tongariki[/center] One of the main reasons we had come to Chile was to combine time on the mainland, visiting the Atacama Desert and Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 5, 2017
  • Breaking the journey===A few hours in Punta Arenas=== [float=right] View from our room[/float] We broke our journey back to Santiago from the Torres del Paine with an overnight stay in Punta Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 4, 2017
  • Feb 4 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE The city of 400,000 rises behind us, backed by the desert mountains as the Captain backs us into our allotted space. And so we continue south on our tour of deserts an Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 4, 2017
  • Getting that iconic shot===Farewell to the Torres del Paine=== [center] Laguna Azul[/center] [float=left][img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/871113/9_96_Torre.._Paine_2016.jpg thumb=ht Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 4, 2017
  • La Junta – CoyhaigueMost hotels so far have been pretty basic to downright spartan. The one in La Junta (all hotels are included in my travel map that you should be able to access from this blog) was easily the best. The restaurant Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 3, 2017
  • Feb 3 - IQUIQUE, CHILE Our first stop in Chile is this northern section which was fought over by Chile, Bolivia and Peru in the late 1800’s because of its mineral wealth. [img=http://ph Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Feb 3, 2017
  • Chaitén -La JuntaIn Chaitén, we stayed at a place run by two lumberjacks. One of them speaks really good German, the other gets by on English, so they’ve got their bases covered. They basically built this place on their own, I think, Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 2, 2017
  • “The full Paine”===Lakes, mountains and glaciers=== Lago Nordenskjöld On our one full day in the Torres del Paine National Park we did the tour offered by our hotel, the Hotel Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 2, 2017
  • To touch the skyTo the Torres del Paine National Park Hotel Las Torres As a lover of mountain scenery, I have long wished to visit the high Andes of Patagonia, and specifically Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Feb 2, 2017
  • Hornopirén - ChaiténChile must be the nirvana of baby boomers in outdoor clothing. They are everywhere. They are grey. They are wide on all sides around. They look like they are ready to go bear hunting. Nothing like us, clearly. We just Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Feb 1, 2017
  • Onwards towards the south===Puerto Natales=== Puerto Natales was for us merely a staging post on the way to Torres Del Paine, but our one night here introduced to an architecturally fascinati Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 31, 2017
  • The road taken. And shaken.Today we got the car and hit the road for the first time. Not the Carretera Austral at first. Drove by and stopped at rapids called Saltos de Petrohue and the Osorno volcano, again, [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/771671/90_20170130_112417.jpg c Posted by FierceOrc in Chile 2017 | Jan 30, 2017
  • "Estar arriba de la pelota"Wow, it has been a year since I have blogged any travel adventures. Crazy. We have had this adventure booked for almost a year so it is very exciting to be in the final weeks before departure. Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Jan 30, 2017
  • A morning in Puerto Varas===Around the town=== Volcan Osorno emerges from the clouds Having spent most of our time in Puerto Varas travelling out of the town to see other sights in the region, we lucki Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 30, 2017
  • A special place===The island of Chiloe=== Islands are often special places, removed as much in their culture from the mainland as they are physically separate from it. Chiloé is no exception. Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 29, 2017
  • Of lakes and waterfalls===A day tour from Puerto Varas=== Petrohué Falls On our first day staying in Puerto Varas we did a day tour with local company Turistour. It was a convenient w Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's travels | Jan 29, 2017
  • 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
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