Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales, Chile

Puerto Natales as a town is a small, relatively out of the way kind of place. There's not a whole lot going on there, and it's not the sort of place you'd visit for the town alone. People come to Puerto Natales for Torres del Paine National Park. It's undoubtedly the most popular hike inPatagonia. There are two options for hiking, the 4-5 day 'W' circuit or the 8-9 day full circuit. Since we were on to the third hike in 3 weeks we opted [...]

By | January 1st, 2010|Blog, Chile, Featured, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Pucon, Chile

Heading out of Santiago we ventured south towards Patagonia, stopping at Pucon in Chile along the way. Leaving the sunshine and in-pool bar of La Casa Roja in Santiago was difficult. It would be the perfect place to get stuck for a while, but the mountains were beckoning me. Our plan in Patagonia was to do a few hikes, and I was lucky that my travel buddy was a hiking superstar. So with zero hiking gear on us, we had the brilliant idea of purchasing gear in Santiago [...]

By | December 14th, 2009|Blog, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

The Road to Santiago…

Travelling from the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile to Santiago has been a beautiful trip down the Chillean coast. Heading out of San Pedro we decided to head for Bahia Iglesa going on a tip from a local lady in San Pedro, it turned out to be a small beachy town about 11 hours down the coast in a cosy semi-cama night bus. I had asked the driver to let us know when we got to the closest stop to Bahia Iglesia. It was 6am [...]

By | December 9th, 2009|Blog, Chile, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Childhood Dreams – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama Street, Chile Ever since I was a child I’ve been enchanted by Chile. Maybe it was a past life, who knows, but I have always longed to visit the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. Driving into Chile the the stark contrasts with Bolivia are immediate. The first thing I noticed was sealed roads. Then there were the public toilets - clean, toilet paper, seat... free. There's more than BBQ chicken with chips on the menu. You require some sort of service, [...]

By | December 2nd, 2009|Blog, Chile, South America, Travel Stories|0 Comments

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