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Chilean Bodies of Water

Good ol’ water. Let’s start with the practical: cool, clean, from the tap. It was a refreshing change from the tap water in Venezuela that many refuse to use even … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forests of Chile

Parque Nahuelbuta was the first forest we visited in Chile. It’s a coastal range that is home to both the last virgin stand of Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle) trees and quite possibly the oldest Araucaria tree … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment


After a quick stop in Chillán to buy some groceries and check out the central market, we went 70km east of I-5 up towards the Termas de Chillean. The temperature … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Excellent and Unexpected: Artisans and Wine Country

Our first stop outside Santiago on the way south wasn’t planned. Isn’t it so that the best experiences are stumbled upon unexpectedly? We saw an exit sign for Pomaire, a … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Smoother Tomorrow

Whereas the first day of our Chilean vacation left us slightly beat-down, the second day lifted us up. We drove into Santiago and parked so we could get around town … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adventurous Precedent

It now costs $160 to enter Chile as a US citizen. Reciprocity fee. If you think about it, that’s really just like a two-day pass to Disneyland, but it’s valid … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Vamos a Chile

We are leaving today for our winter vacation. A Chilean summer awaits. In the reverse of our Cuba trip, we’ll be flying with the best airline in Latin America, not … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

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