Maya’s Notebook by Chilean author Isabel Allende is a read that will pull at your emotions. Maya is a young woman who, after hitting rock bottom with drugs and prostitution in Las Vegas, is sent by her Chilean grandmother to stay with her friend, an elderly man on a small island off the coast of … Continue reading Maya’s Notebook
Santiago, Chile! 1. The view of San Cristobal from our apartment. 2. Meeting up with Becky and Diane. 3. Street in Valparaiso. 4. Virgin Mary statue overlooking the city. 5. The quaint church at the top of San Cristobal. 6. “Earthquakes”. 7. Me and Becky in front of a painted graffiti art frame in Santiago
Itinerary: Days 1-5: Mendoza, Argentina, then bus to Santiago Days 6-13: Santiago, Chile Day 14: Fly to London! RTW Trip 2014: Peru→ Chile → Argentina → Antarctica → Argentina → Uruguay → ARGENTINA → CHILE→ England → Morocco → Spain → France → Belgium → Netherlands → Germany → Czech Republic → Austria → Hungary → … Continue reading Our Last Weeks in South America: Mendoza and Santiago
1. Los Torres del Paine, our reward on our first day of hiking. 2. View from the French Valley. 3. Grey glacier- the person standing on top of the rock helps give some perspective to its size! 4. Broken pieces of glacier floating up to the shore, with the glacier in the background.
Our W trek itinerary, color coded by day. Red: day 1, from and back down to Camp Torres, 18km Yellow: day 2, from camp Torres to Los Cuernos, 11km Blue: day 3, from Los Cuernos to Paine Grande through the French Valley, 20km Purple: day 4, from Paine Grande to Refugio Greg, 11km Magenta: day … Continue reading Hiking the W Trek in Torres Del Paine
Itinerary: Days 1-2: Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile Day 3: Bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (gateway to Torres del Paine) Day 4-8: Hiking the W Trek, bus back to Punta Arenas RTW Trip 2014: Peru→ CHILE→ Argentina → Antarctica → Argentina → Uruguay → Argentina → Chile→ England → Morocco → … Continue reading Patagonia- Hiking the W in Torres del Paine National Park
1. A long bus ride into town 2. At the Moon Valley at sunset 3. Sand dunes at the Moon Valley 4. The salt flat 5. Floating in the salt lake 6. Jumping into the fresh water pool 7. Freezing our tails off at the geysers
Itinerary: Days 1-2: Fly from Lima, Peru to Santiago, Chile (via Mexico City, Mexico...) Day 3-4: Santiago Chile Day 5: Fly to Calama and bus to San Pedro de Atacama; Tour of Moon Valley Day 6: Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos and Lagunas Altiplanicas Day 7: Salt Lake and Salt Flats Day 8: Geysers Day 9: Fly from Calama to … Continue reading Chile – Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama and a little bit of history