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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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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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Best. Crossing. Ever! – Santiago, Chile

I’ve seen a lot of pedestrian crossings over the years. From the Walk, Don’t Walk of the United States, the Belisha beacons of the UK and the Ampelmännchen of former Eastern Germany. But only one has ever made me LOL, … Continue reading

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The Streets of Santiago, Chile

I can’t remember quite what I was expecting flying into Santiago at the start of my first visit to South America. But I have to admit that Chile’s capital city was a revelation. I guess I hadn’t imagined it would … Continue reading

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Aconcagua, Roof of the Americas

In August 2007, I saw Denali (aka Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. In March of this year, I topped that (pun intended!) when I laid eyes on Aconcagua. Standing a mighty 22,837 feet (6961 metres) tall, Aconcagua … Continue reading

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