Chile

OUR LAST DAYS IN CHILE – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Yes, we were ready to leave Chile. 3 months after we had bought our bikes in Santiago, we were ready to leave the country in which we had spent more or less half of the time of our South America trip.  We tried to squeeze a couple of things in before leaving. It felt that we had not seen everything we should have. Well, the more time we spent talking to people the more places…

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Chile

JAUNT WITH A CHILEAN POLICE CAR

Have I said that I’ve never been in a police car before? I really tried to remember if I had the occasion when I was younger but I really don’t think so. So, It’s been the first time then. We had a stroll through the Brazilian neighbourhood in Santiago. And I would like to emphasize again, that Santiago is one of the safest cities in South America, if not the safest one. And that was maybe…

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Argentina

THE GIRLS PROGRAM

The guys had left to climb a 6000er mountain when I started a different type of activity. The 8-hour long bus trip to Argentina was beautiful and impressive, passing closely by at the Aconcagua, the highest peak outside the Himalaya mountain range and for sure the highest one in the Americas. Technically easy to climb but ridiculously expensive. I was not going to approach the mountain anyway. I had enough of it over the past…

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Chile

THE LOS LAGOS  REVIVAL

After our trip to Tierra del Fuego I needed some sun. After 2,5 months of the so famous Patagonian weather conditions, mainly wind and rain, I was ready for warmer temperatures. We took the plane from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt where we rented a car for a couple of days. And back we were on the road which we  had already had cycled a couple of months before. We stopped at the camp site…

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Chile

CONTAINER AND PENGUIN CHRISTMAS

I am a traditional Christmas person. I like the time of candles, biscuits, Christmas Stollen and Gluehwein. I am not really a winter person but I like Christmas time to be cold and snowy. I think we had chosen the best spot for a Christmas time on the southern hemisphere: We travelled Patagonia. It’s been quite windy and cold most of the December month and during our Torres del Paine trip it had been snowing…

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