Tag Archives: Chile

Chile Dogs

I first had the idea to write a blog about stray dogs while visiting the Chilean port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso last year. In fact, we even spent our last morning there going around taking photos … Continue reading

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Casas del Bosque Winery, Casablanca, Chile

Last year we travelled through the Casablanca Valley, one of Chile’s World-renowned wine making regions, on the way from Santiago to Valparaiso. Although we enjoyed the beauty of the landscape, with Rich and I not being wine drinkers and there … Continue reading

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Osorno Volcano, Patagonia, Chile

During our most recent visit to South America, we had a fantastic day trip from Puerto Montt into the stunning Chilean Lake District. In addition to our tour guide, Patty, our constant companion for the day was the Osorno volcano … Continue reading

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Pan American Highway

The Pan American Highway is said to connect almost every mainland country in the Americas. It forms a continuous network of highways, bar for one 60 mile hiatus in Panamanian rain forest, called Darién Gap. Looking at the map of … Continue reading

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Dawn at Cape Horn

Few places on Earth have a reputation as forbidding as Cape Horn. Over the centuries, the seas around this remote speck of land have claimed thousands of sailors’ lives (a topic also discussed in last week’s post, The Albatross At … Continue reading

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Horse Trekking in Cajón del Maipo, Chile

Only an hour east of Santiago, the capital of Chile, Cajón del Maipo (Maipo Canyon) cuts through the Andes foothills and into the mountains proper. Offering spectacular scenery and loads of activities, from camping and hiking to white water rafting, … Continue reading

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How to Return to Punta Arenas, Patagonia

Located on the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia, Punta Arenas is the capital of Chile’s Magallanes region. As such it is one of the most southerly settlements on Earth. Just three weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit this … Continue reading

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