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January 31, 2018

We had two days left on the rental car and decided that it was time to head back to Chile and Torres del Paine National Park. We wanted to drive through the park while we still had a car and we also wanted to day hike the Torres the following day. That was the one segm...

January 29, 2018

When we drove back to Lago Roca from visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier, we once again had our choice of campsites overlooking the glacier and the lake. Our young French hitchhikers that we met while visiting the glacier unloaded their bags and set-off to find the priv...

January 27, 2018

It’s funny how people will do things when they are on holiday that they would never do back home. I think that one reason why we travel is to escape the routines of our daily lives. For example, Ol and I would never pick up hitch hikers (ok, maybe near a trail head). H...

January 25, 2018

“You must go see the penguins. Penguin Island is amazing and I don’t want you to miss it. You need tickets for the ferry to Penguin Island! I’ll take you to the ferry office and make sure that you get the tickets you need.” Juan Pedro our hostel owner host in Punta Are...

January 24, 2018

If you ever find yourself in the city of Punta Arenas, in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, and you do not stay with Juan Pedro, you are making a huge mistake!

After returning from Easter Island we had a two day layover in Santiago before leaving for Patagonia. In...

January 14, 2018

Our flight from Easter Island arrived back in Santiago around 10 pm. As soon as we landed, Ol opened his app and I looked at Trip Advisor and Priceline. These apps have helped to save us thousands of dollars on lodging. We have found that the more last minu...

January 11, 2018

A bike ride around Easter Island is an experience of a lifetime. Anyone willing to strap on a bicycle helmet and brave the forty kilometer loop will be rewarded with stories to tell and the feeling of accomplishing a great adventure. 

Easter Island has one main road. Th...

January 9, 2018

I could get used to this. I awoke to the sweet smell of freshly peeled oranges and the sound of the surf. Ol, was already awake and out on the verandah. The sun doesn’t rise until after seven a.m., and the cool breeze made it easy to sleep in.

When I remembered where we...

January 6, 2018

Easter Island is just magical. 

It is always fun to read travel magazines and articles about distant and exotic lands. There is a certain amount of excitement in dreaming about visiting beautiful destinations and learning about different cultures and people. For that re...

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