Tag Archives: Chile

Marlon Brando in Valparaiso

The UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in Chile is literally covered in graffiti. But the talented, artistic kind (mostly). It’s everywhere. Big and small. Intricate and simple. Realistic and stylised. Outside and inside. And it’s constantly changing. So that … Continue reading

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Sailing in Magellan’s Wake in Patagonia

I know my Bucket List is a little out of control. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still approach each new experience with a huge sense of enthusiasm and anticipation. The first part of 2016 was particularly good for ticking … Continue reading

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Easter Island Moai

There are few more iconic historical objects than the Moai stone figures from Easter Island. They’re just something we all recognise. Unsurprisingly, this makes them extremely sought-after, which has led to several Moai (and many more Moai pieces) being removed … Continue reading

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The Funiculars of Valparaiso, Chile

funicular /few-nik-yoo-ler/ adj. (of a railway, esp. on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced – Oxford Compact English Dictionary The Chilean Pacific seaport of Valparaiso, The City of Steps, has been recognised as a UNESCO … Continue reading

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My Cape Horn Dunking

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about my dawn visit to Cape Horn in February of this year. What a dramatic and memorable experience that was! What I didn’t mention in my previous post, was the event … Continue reading

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Turning Back Time in Viña del Mar, Chile

I’ve seen several floral clocks over the years, most recently in Viña del Mar, Chile. What made that clock particularly memorable, is that we actually witnessed time going backwards! Check out the video below, if you don’t believe me… Thanks … Continue reading

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House of Gargoyles, Santiago, Chile

While wandering around the Chilean capital of Santiago one morning last spring, we chanced across a fun and historic building called Casa de las Gárgolas:  the House of Gargoyles! I’ve always loved gargoyles, so this was a fun discovery. Living … Continue reading

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