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Gallery: La Serena

Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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La Serena, Chile

Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | Views [1112]

Costs pp: bus from Valparaiso semi-cama 8 - 11,000. We bought our ticket half an hour before the bus left and were given cama seats and a discount so travelled in more luxury for less...   Tour of Capel piscoery 1000 The scenery on the way was not the ... Read more >

Gallery: Valparaiso

Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Valparaiso, Chile

Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | Views [1027] | Comments [2]

Costs pp: bus from Santiago 3100p It took about 2 hours to get to Valparaiso and we had no problem finding our 'couch' Dan who was very welcoming and gave us his own room at his pad. There were 2 other couchsurfers there also, from USA, they were staying ... Read more >

Gallery: Santiago

Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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back in Santiago, Chile

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | Views [791]

Costs pp: Cama bus from Temuco 17,200 We are back in Santiago and staying with our friends Pamela and Christian again. It's lovely to be here, we both like Santiago except for the pollution which gives us both headaches, and we really enjoy being with ... Read more >

Temuco, Chile

Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Views [1110]

Costs: Matrimonial room with ensuite at a hospedaje near the corner of General MacKenna & Lautaro 11,000. We were given a lift up to Temuco driving up from Pto Montt in the afternoon with Tony and Patricia arriving in the early evening and found ... Read more >

Puerto Montt, Chile

Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [659]

Costs pp: Ferry from Chaiten to Puerto Montt 20,500 6pm to 6am on the Pincoya. We were allowed onboard the ferry around 4pm and they stowed our packs in a hold near the vehicle entrance. The Pincoya is primarily a vehicle ferry with an area for passengers ... Read more >

Gallery: Puerto Montt

Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Chaiten, Chile - lost pueblo

Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Views [1519]

Cost pp: bus La Junta to Chaiten 7500 Our bus to Chaiten left at 8am and was a van. It was still misty with a very early morning feel when we got up and went searching for the bus office. There were 3 others on the journey and more we picked up on the ... Read more >

Gallery: Chaiten

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: National Park Quelat

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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La Junta, Chile

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [1227]

Costs pp: Hospedaje 5,000, in a white house with no name. All the other places visited were 10,000pp regardless of how good or bad but this white house had lovely people and good beds. For 1,000 extra you could have breakfast. There were no buses from ... Read more >

Gallery: Puerto Cisnes

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Puerto Cisnes, Chile

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [789]

Costs pp: Coyhaique to Puerto Cisnes 6,000p It was still really cold when leaving Coyhaique but not snowing at least. The trip was scenic and especially the road down to Puerto Cisnes and coming into the bay there. The bus driver took all the people ... Read more >

Gallery: Coyhaique

Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Coyhaique, Chile and music, music, music!

Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [1059]

Costs pp: Minivan Rio Tranquilo to Coyhaique 6,000p On our arrival we phoned Javier our 'couch' and met him in the Plaza Principal which is an unusual hexagonal shape. The day was sunny but very cold especially in the wind. Javier took us to his flat, ... Read more >

Gallery: Rio Tranquilo

Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | Views [4112] | Comments [1]

Costs pp: Bus Perito Moreno to Chile Chico Arg-35p, minivan to Rio Tranquilo Chl-10,000p, Hospedaje Darka 6,000p (no b/fast and after bargaining). The road from PM was more and more interesting the closer we got to Chile. No problems at the border altho ... Read more >

Gallery: Torres del Paine

Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Puerto Natales

Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine, Chile

Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [1810]

Costs pp: bus to Puerto Natales 5,000p, room at Hospedaje Knudsen (not recommended) 10,000 for 2 ppl double bed, tv, breakfast and one very slow internet connection. Return bus fare to Torres del Paine 15,000p or 8,000p one way, entry to the park 15,000p, ... Read more >

Punta Arenas, Chile

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [863]

Costs pp: bus Ushuaia to Punta Arenas (to be added later...) The trip again was fairly boring, on the strait we saw some of the black and white dolphins swimming right next to the ferry so that was cool. We were lucky enough to couchsurf in Punta ... Read more >

Gallery: Punta Arenas

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Journey to the Argentine border

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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