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Goodbye Chile!

Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | Views [2574] | Comments [1]

Embracing my American ties on a Chilean 4th of July My planned three weeks in Chile, split up by time in Bolivia ended up being a solid month and a half thanks to my ankle´s decision to stop working. While I hadn´t planned to have so much time ... Read more >

Tags: chile, leaving, on the road again, pisco sours

My Day of Living Dangerously: Part 2 - Impromptu Caving and No Helmet Motorbiking

Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | Views [1520]

By the time I had finished my horse trek of doom, I didn´t have time to make the 5 hour uphill hike to Orongo, so headed over to the Tourist Office and got them to arrange a taxi to take me up. The driver seemed nice enough and spoke Spanish slowly and ... Read more >

Tags: caving, easter island, isla de pascua, motorbikes, orongo, rapa nui

My Day of Living Dangerously: Part 1 - I Fell Off a Horse

Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | Views [1455]

On my third day in Easter Island, I manged to fall off a galloping horse, go caving on the spur of the moment and ride a motorcyle with no helmet. It was an action packed day. Thanks to my inability so summarise, I´ve decided to split up the entries ... Read more >

Tags: danger, easter island, falling off horse, horse riding, isla de pascua, rapa nui

I went to Easter Island and all I got was the best place in the world

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | Views [2432]

Anyone who talked to me in the six months or so before I left on my travels will know I was fanatically obsessed with the fact that I was going to Easter Island and that I spent a considerable amount of time going on about it - to the point that my ... Read more >

Tags: camping, chile, easter island, isla de pascua, moai, rapa nui, tongariki

Couchsurfing, Muddy Jeans and Yet More Rain: The Lakes District

Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | Views [1311]

Back on terra firma after five days at sea, we spent the first 24 hours unable to stop ourselves from swaying back and forth. Christelle, our Super Negotiator, demanded us a free taxi ride to our couchsurfing host´s house, even though we had one last ... Read more >

Tags: couchsurfing, fruitillar, lakes district, puerto montt, puerto varas

The Navimag is NOT a cruise

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | Views [1814]

The ship´s map system, informing us we´d reached the Glacier I realise I haven´t properly explained what the whole Navimag shebang really is, so here is a quick explanation: As Lonely Planet was at pains to point out repeatedly, the Navimag is ... Read more >

Tags: chile, glacier, laguna san rafael, navimag, puerto montt

Hitchhiking, Mormons and warmed up chocolate milk - oh my!

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | Views [1717]

Let´s pick up where we left me last - soaking wet, making friends with a sorrowful black lab at the Castro Rural Bus Terminal and about to embark on a 4 hour bus ride back to Puerto Montt. The bus ride was rather average due to Quielen Bus´ policy ... Read more >

Tags: aysen, hitchhking, mormons, navimag, patagonia, puerto montt

Isla de Chiloé - Shingles, microbuses and curanto

Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | Views [8109]

Chiloé, Chile - the second largest island in South America, home of one of the most distinct architectural styles in Chile and famous for its wooden churches and permanently overcast weather. Having read two seperate guidebooks talking it up as ... Read more >

Tags: castro, chile, chiloe, quinchao, solo travel

Kissing in Chile (No, this isn´t a seedy description of my love life)

Saturday, 16 Jul 2011 | Views [2421]

Saying hello in Chile can sometimes descend into farcialness. Although a seemingly simple cultural concept, my month and a bit in Chile has made me realise how difficult it can be. Like many other places in the world (sometimes it feels like New Zealand ... Read more >

Tags: chile, cultural customs, kissing, santiago

Photos: La Serena

Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Stargazing and Pisco Tasting: Four Days in La Serena

Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | Views [2517]

"I know what you´re doing in Chile. You´re learning Spanish and you´re partying" - So said my seemingly simple brother when I accused him of not properly following my overseas adventures. Out of the mouth of babes. The fact that my last ... Read more >

Tags: chile, la serena, mamalluca, pisco

Observations on life in Santiago & the realisation that walkingboots lose novelty factors quick

Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [1905]

Observation One: It must be difficult to be a newly single person in Santiago. (No, I didn't take these photos. Even I, photo taker extreme, draw the line at taking photos of strangers in intimate positions) With my reluctant ... Read more >

Tags: chile, plans, santiago

Photos: Valparaiso

Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Hola Valpo!
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The Hills of Valparaíso

Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Views [2646]

Ahh, what a difference a split second can make to one's life/plans/emotions... ...but more on that later. On Wednesday, I went to my new favourite city in Chile - Valparaíso. Known popularly as 'Valpo' in Chile, its a coastal city known ... Read more >

Tags: chile, disappointment, sprained ankle, valparaiso, valpo

Becoming a Chileana

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | Views [1111]

HOLA FROM CHILE! I've been here for 5 or so days now, and so far am super enjoying it. One of my very good friends from Texas, Katie, moved to Santiago a year ago after graduating from college, and has spent the last year working ... Read more >

Tags: bolivian buses, chile, santiago, spanish



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