South America, Chile

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Trip Report Santiago de Chile

  I was in Santiago 3 times during my time here in South America, and I like it more and more. It has so much to offer if you take the time to explore the barrios and talk to the locals about what is worth seeing here. Shopping, cu

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Trip Report Talca and the Valle del Maule

  When I asked the bus driver to drop me off at Talca, he asked 3 times if I was sure. Apparently not many tourists intend to visit that town. I only went there because my travel guide advised a beautiful hotel at the river where I wante

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Trip Report Villarrica and Parque Nacional Huerquehue

  Villarica is sited in Mapuche territory. The volcano with the same name is active, last year, on 23rd March 2015 it erupted, and many people had to be evacuated. The panorama of the lake is incredibly beautiful and wild. A couple kilo

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Trip Report Volcán Osorno, Volcán Calbuco and Saltos del Petrohué

This was my 2nd trip to the beautiful volcano Osorno and the Lago Todos los Santos, which flows as a river into the Lago Llanquihué. We had a rental car and drove through the deserted counrtyside. On top of the volcano, we hiked halfway aro

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Trip Report Isla Chiloé – Ancud and Punihuil

  Today I made a bus trip to Isla Chiloé, to the penguin colony in Punihuil. Ancud is a vibrating town, everything here is about the goods nature brings, about fishing and the ocean. In Punihuil we went on the small boats and w

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Trip Report Puerto Varas – Lago Llanquihué

  Since I started travelling, Puerto Varas is the most beautiful city I´ve seen. It is directly by Lago Llanquihué, with a beautiful view on Volcán Osorno and Volcán Calbuco (which erupted a couple years ago). People here are very

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Trip Report Isla Negra – Pablo Neruda

  By bus we made a trip to the wonderful house of the famous chilean writer Pablo Neruda. He felt like a sailor on solid land, his house is full of collectives from all over the world, all related to the ocean.

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Trip Report Cerro de la Campana

Early in the morning we took the subway and the bus from Vina del Mar to Limache, to climb the Cerro de la Campana. The path was more rocky stairs, always up, more climbing than hiking. Unfortunately we didn´t arrive in time to continue our wa

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Trip Report Las Dunas de Cóncón

    The dunes in Concon are directly at the ocean. We rented some sandboards and tried to surf down to the ocean. Our clothes were more sandy than anything else in the end :-) On the way back we saw a colony of sea lions, relaxi

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Trip Report Valparaiso

    After school we made several trips with the suicidal "micro-buses" to Valparaiso. The city is very colourful, a bit messy, but had a lot of history to deal with. The ascensores are a wonderful and easy way to get up to the hills

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Trip Report Vina del Mar

  My new hometown for the next 4 weeks is relaxed, sunny, and sited directly at the Pacific Ocean. As the Humboldt current hits the southamerican continent here, the water is cold, and it is mostly not allowed to take a bath at all. S

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Trip Report Our way to the Altiplano

Our last day in San Pedro de Atacama brought us to the Geysir del Tatio for sunrise. The landscape is out of the world, hot springs, steam, and tough birds which seem to survive anywhere on earth. By midday we reached the village of Machuca, se

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Trip Report San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama and the Atacama desert are one of the driest places on earth, a vast change to the humid and moderate climate of Patagonia. The nights are incredibely cold, down to 5 degress Celsius, while the sun is burning intensely at noon, i

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Trip Report Volcano Osorno, Chile

Our journey today brought us to the beautiful and most perfectly shaped Volcán Osorno at the Lago Llanquihue. On the way back, we took a stop at a Fundo, where dulce de leche is made by hand.

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Trip Report Puerto Montt, Chile

The bus took us from Villa la Angostura (Argentina) in a couple hours over the Andes. We crossed the Chilean border and are now in one of the most important cities in Chile. The german history is visible on every corner. The famous Carretera Austral