The Last Drive…

After finally deciding we needed to make a move, Becca and I found ourselves driving back towards Calama at 15km/h up the hill out of San Pedro de Atacama because that was all that Alfonso could muster. Driving up a 15km long road at that speed takes some patience, especially when double decker passenger buses … Continue reading The Last Drive…

Tips: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Concón

We took an hour and a half long bus from Santiago to Viña del Mar for 4 days. We met lots of people who just did day trips to Viña or Valparaiso (Valpo as it known by the locals), but it's worth it to stay there for a few days! These three towns are pretty … Continue reading Tips: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Concón

Valparaiso and Sand Dunes

Morning of the 4th we left the hostel with a small army of 8 people (4 Canadians, 2 Germans, an Aussie and an Argentinian) set to explore the port city of Valparaiso, fondly referred to as Valpo. One of the staff at the hostel gave us a great map with directions throughout the city including … Continue reading Valparaiso and Sand Dunes

City Exploring

Day 1 (March 2): in the morning, we walked around Santiago a bit, exploring the area closest to our hostel in Santiago Centro. We ended up at the Mercado Central where Becca almost stumbled on some floor bound headless sharks, to the amusement of some local merchants. We were too nervous of pickpockets to bring … Continue reading City Exploring