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Viña del Mar: Vegas on the Beach

CHILE | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [1073]

Valparaíso is connected to Viña del Mar, it's glitzy smaller neighbor, by train, bus and colectivo.  Despite the thick marine layer, we make the quick hop over to check out the much raved about beaches lining the very short shore line, high rise hotels ... Read more >

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Woman with a Mission: Garivalpo

CHILE | Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | Views [969]

The woman running our B&B, Garivalpo, is one of a kind.  She's dedicated the downstairs portion of her restored home in the hills to students, to promote their local artistic capabilities.  During our stay here, she's actually running a special ... Read more >

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Artsy Valparaíso

CHILE | Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Views [1198]

Tiny multicolored houses dot the hillsides of this seaside town of Valparaíso, west of Santiago.  The city feels a bit like a tiny San Francisco to us, a marine layer hangs over the coast, and steep hills give way to busy commercial streets below, ... Read more >

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The Devil Lives in Cellars of Concha y Toro

CHILE | Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | Views [3109]

The lights suddenly turn off, and the shadow of the devil appears on the far wall of the most prized section of the cellars of Casillero del Diablo. It's cool and damp, and we peer into the long chamber where the aging red wine is kept to age and ... Read more >

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Streets of Santiago

CHILE | Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | Views [1152]

Santiago is a hip, happenin' city with lots of barrios to be explored.  Of course every barrio has it's own "Plaza de Armas" (leafy shady park area).  Parks are popular spots to socialize, especially among couples in love.  We walk through ... Read more >

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And So Begins Our Love Affair with Chile

CHILE | Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Views [1014]

Floating through the air, we see speckled iridescent blue lakes nestled between towering mountains, and then from out of nowhere, we see the sprawling metropolis below us, surrounded by huge snow capped Andean peaks.  Touch down, we're now in Santiago, ... Read more >

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Remnants of Home

CHILE | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [917]

Just past the 11th-month mark on our trip, and there are things we're now really missing on the road. We're down to our last homemade roll of toilet paper, dug out from the bowels of my backpack. I was thrilled to find we even had a little left. There's ... Read more >

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Walking On The Moon

CHILE | Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Views [897]

We did break down to take a tour of the Valle de la Muerte (Valley of Death), and Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon).  We drive less than 30 minutes outside the pueblo of San Pedro to find the most eerie landscape.  Around us, wind eroded rocks ... Read more >

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San Pedro de Atacama or New Mexico?

CHILE | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [958]

We had hoped coming down to 2,600m would bring less pressure on our lungs, a bit more temperate weather (warmer, a bit of humidity perhaps) to recover our head and chest colds.   Not in San Pedro de Atacama.  This place is a barren desert, aside ... Read more >

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Stripping Down in Zero Degree Temps

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 8 Dec 2007 | Views [1047]

Buen dia!  It's 4:00 a.m., our wake up knock on the door caught us all off guard, as we bumped around in the dark, attempting to pack up our bags, and load our stuff on the roof of the truck.  We speed off to Sol de Mañana to catch a glimpse of the ... Read more >

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Flamingos, Colored Lakes & Three Bottles of Vino at 4500m

BOLIVIA | Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | Views [919]

Up at the crack of dawn, we spend the day traversing the most interesting landscapes in the altiplano.  From bizarre rock formations jutting up from the earth, to colorful lakes full of flamingoes, it's a new view every few meters and the colors ... Read more >

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Adobe Huts and the Chagas Bug

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [1970]

We checked into our very rustic Hostel Los Lipez, in this tiny Pueblo, home to only 200 residents. We are the only tourists here. Getting settled in our mud brick adobe wall and thatched roof room, thoughts of the discovery channel episode on ... Read more >

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Salar de Uyuni: Freaky Fields of White

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [921]

After a quick stop on the fringes of Uyuni to visit the Cementario de Trenes (Train Cemetery), we are off in our old 4WD Land Cruiser, all packed in shoulder to shoulder with our diver, cook, Valerie and Bas and two other North American female students ... Read more >

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Good Irish Beer to Cure the Pain

PERU | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [861]

We've opted to head out of Peru and toward Bolivia in one days time.  Ever since our mugging in Ecuador, we haven't felt at ease, and Peru is one place where we're continually bombarded with stories about violent attacks on tourists.  There are several ... Read more >

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Mystical Machu Picchu

PERU | Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Views [2054]

"Buenas dias," call out our porters as they hurry us from our tents to the breakfast dining lodge. They're on a mission to get us up and out so they can haul ass down the rocky trail to make their 6:00 a.m. train. Half asleep we do our best ... Read more >

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Singing in the Rain

PERU | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [897]

We wake up to a valley full of clouds this morning, so thick we can't see our trail. After a warm porridge breakfast we hit the trail. Shortly into the trek it starts to downpour... welcome to the rainy season here in Peru. It stops briefly for us ... Read more >

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Trekking into the Crater

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Views [934]

We froze last night, despite having 6 wool blankets on our bed and having worn wool long johns, socks, hat and gloves to bed.  It reminds us of Nepal here; beautiful mountain villages, gorgeous farming communities full of rugged, weathered locals working ... Read more >

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Take Two: First Day of School

GUATEMALA | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [807]

After an amazing breakfast of big fluffy pancakes, fresh tropical fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee, Naya takes me by the hand to walk me to school.  I already feel like I'm part of their family.  The school director and owner, Juan Carlos, ... Read more >

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Underwater Wonderland: The Red Sea

EGYPT | Saturday, 11 Aug 2007 | Views [990]

We have been looking forward to diving the Red Sea for years.  Years ago we learned about how amazing it is here from my friend Teresa, who was on a live-aboard in the Red Sea, and brought back amazing photos of coral and fish.  The water is a gorgeous ... Read more >

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European Vacation: Sharm el-Sheikh

EGYPT | Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | Views [2415]

We haven't yet had the experience of being at a beach-resort destination during high season, that happens to be a hot spot for European summer vacationers. Summer is the time when it seems the Euro-corporate world shuts down to join their children ... Read more >

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