Chile

Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 8th, 2013

Sailing down the protected waters of the southern Chilean coast in Patagonia is about a sublime experience as you can get in travel. You can see parts of the world practically inaccessible to humans. The Navimag company provides the service whose main role is to shuttle cargo between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales and a [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 27th, 2013

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love Patagonia and I love the Navimag ferry. Once you dock you have time to mill around on the deck and take in the scenery. Just off the shore of Puerto Montt (the city where you board the ferry) is a small [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 19th, 2013

Last week, I had a shot of a horse on Easter Island and I couldn’t resist throwing up one more Suh-Weet Shot from there. Just outside the town of Hanga Roa (likely where your hotel or hostel would be) within walking distance is the beach with Te Ata Hero, a series of 5 moai on one platform. [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 12th, 2013

I so loved Easter Island. In a country like Chile with major contrasts, Rapa Nui (its traditional name), offers something completely different. Given it’s polynesian roots, those who have been to Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti or elsewhere in the Polynesian triangle will feel a certain familiarity upon arrival. I bought a last minute 4 day/3 [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 29th, 2013

The first hike of my career break was just outside of Santiago, Chile to see the El Morado Glacier. I was about 4 weeks into it and was ready to see something besides a city. It was a field trip organized by my language institute. From our parking spot the hike took a couple of [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 9th, 2012

Any stroll in the Providencia neighborhood of Santiago, Chile will almost certainly take you to Parque Forestal. It runs along the Mapocho River which on most days has a foul odor. Starting at the Plaza Baquedano, you can take a leisurely walk to some of the museums in the city like Bellas Artes or the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 24th, 2011

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On Saturday, March 1, around noon I headed off to the pier to catch my ferry from Chaitén to Quellón on the island of Chiloé.  I had a final conversation with the family who owned  the home where I was staying.  We talked about Chilean life in southern Chile and how different it was to [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 17th, 2011

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On Monday morning after saying a quick goodbye to Matt, I went into town to have a quick breakfast and find a car to drive.  I quickly hit a roadblock as all the agencies seemed to be out of cars.  Furthermore, the prices were even more outlandish than I had originally heard.  I started doubting [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 10th, 2011

On Friday, February 22, we got up, had a quick breakfast at the hostel and headed for the bus company.  We heard that that the bus across to Chile Chico, Chile left just after noon, so we hoped to still be able to get a ticket.  The ideal scenario for the day was cross the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: June 26th, 2011

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On Monday, February 11th, we slept in after our long night getting the car back from the Torres Del Paine park.  After over a week on the boat and the trip through the park, we had tons of laundry to do and all just needed a day’s break.  So, we all hung out around Puerto [...]

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