Chile Travel Guides for Backpackers

Chile, Easter Island, how to get there and tips.

Easter Island is part of the country Chile, this country offers all kinds of seasons of the year to carry out all kinds of activities. But to start the first thing is to get to the airport of Santiago de Chile, the capital of the country. How to get to […]
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6 Reasons Why Valparaiso, Chile, Is The Best Vacation Destination

Many day-trippers venturing to the coast from Santiago, Chile, find themselves in Viña Del Mar. But the neighbouring seaside town of Valparaíso, or Valpo, offers a far more authentic cultural experience. What I found in these colourful hills makes the top of my favourite vacation destinations list! A rich sunset […]
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San Telmo: historic neighborhood in Buenos Aires

No one should leave Buenos Aires without visiting the historic neighborhood of San Telmo in the southern area of the city, which still maintains the essence of its years of splendor and charm: cobbled pavements, narrow sidewalks, and classic-style buildings. Wandering around its streets is an undeniable and unforgettable trip […]
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The Gem of the Andes: Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve, Bolivia

While the Andean mountains are renowned for their spectacular beauty and multiple touristic attractions throughout the entire range, there is one place that really stands out for me and is, undoubtedly, nature’s real masterpiece. It is Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in Bolivia. With its diverse and out-of-this-world landscapes […]
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Dizzy Rio. Five iconic places

Brazil is not just another half-globe. It’s another world. I can call it fancy and chaotic one. It is the land of love, hope, and coffee. I have been dreaming of Brazil since the very childhood. I have been watching numerous Brazilian novels when I was 12. So, I fell […]
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Top 3 Things to do in Arequipa, Peru

I recently spent the last eight months traveling with my children through Arequipa, Peru.  Famously named, “The White City,” for its buildings constructed from sillar, an ashy variety of volcanic rock formed from eruptions of andesite lava, Arequipa leaves the wandering explorer with an impression of quaint, colonial architecture and […]
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What to do and how to get to Parque Safari in Chile on your own

Before we went to Santiago de Chile, I learned that in the city of Rancagua – about 1:30 hour from Santiago – there was a safari park; at first I was a little apprehensive to think of the fact that in these types of attractions the animals are often doped […]
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Lovely little english village in the Kent ; Downe

In this article, I will be telling you everything you can do in the little and typical English village Downe. It is situated in the Kent, southeast of London. It is gorgeous and there are more things to do than you would imagine! Writing about Latin America soon – When […]
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48 hours in Oslo, Norway

Having visited many countries and loving travel, reaching 30 countries with a short trip to Norway was exhilarating. 36 hours from landing in Oslo to taking off again, was just enough time to appreciate the Norwegian capital’s stunning sights. Here is a detailed plan of how to spend those 36 […]
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All You Can Do In Pucón, Chile

Pucón is one of my favorite places in the world. I love it, because, even being a little city, there is practically nothing you cannot do there! I am not afraid at all of keeping your hopes high since I am sure everyone would find something amazing about it. It […]
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Best Places to Visit in lima, Peru

Lima, the capital of Peru. Located on the edge of the Andes mountains and on the coast of the Pacific ocean. Due to its location, Lima is the perfect spot to start your trip along the “gringo trail”. During the two months I lived in Lima, I fell in love […]
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The 10 Best Things To Do in Valparaiso, Chile

The unfounded city of Valparaiso just came to life without any planned structure, but it is this fact what makes it so characteristic and unique. The Pacific ocean, the ever-blue sky and the picturesque architecture all combine to give a visual spectacle that enchants most tourists. Being the main port […]
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Food, Weather and more at the great Island of Chiloé!

Is a small island in the south of my country of residence in Chile, full of incredible landscapes that advise knowing, these were my main motivation to visit it, but I am there surprised me in the same way that the kindness of the people, its singular architecture, the delicious […]
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Best Places to Visit in Santiago

Santiago is definitely in my top 3 favorite cities in the world. People always talk about Paris, New York, Los Angeles, but there is something special about Santiago that will make you want to move there and never look back. It’s modern and cosmopolitan and yet quaint and family friendly, […]
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Best Places to Visit in South America

Now that I am home in the U.S. after spending a year in South America, the most common question I get is, “What was your favorite place?” This is a very difficult question because South America has it all. It ranges from tropical beaches to snowy mountains, from ancient ruins […]
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Pichilemu: The Perfect Surf Getaway From Santiago

Pichilemu is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone based in Santiago, or has a few spare days and is looking to do a bit of exploring before flying out from the capital. A must for surfers, or anyone in need of the beach. How to get to Pichilemu? Buses leave […]
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Do's and don'ts when traveling to Santiago de Chile

Chileans love foreigners, tourists usually think that we’re nice and gentle, I know it because I’m a tour guide since 2016, they’ve told me. But we’re not always so nice, especially in our capital. Santiago is a beautiful city, full of nature, activities, and life, but it’s also full of people, […]
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Santiago: what to do on a budget

Here I’ve put together some dos and don’ts for Santiago de Chile from my perspective as a young backpacker. Where to go and what to do, also some tips and tricks for Chile in general, especially if you are on a budget. Arriving So, you just landed, took your luggage, […]
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5 reasons to visit Paracas

Did you know that there is plenty of beautiful places just three-four hours away from Lima? Paracas is one of them. I love this place. Even in July and August (the coldest months in Lima), Paracas stays warm and sunny. If you don’t want to spend too much time in […]
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5 Things To Do In Valparaiso

Valparaiso is a city on the coast of Chile, about a 2-3 hour bus ride west of Santiago. It is known as a haven for artists and inspiration to all. When immigrants started moving to the city in the 19th century they began building their homes from what was left […]
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Uros Islands, Titicaca: A Peaceful Idyll

Puno port: a warm welcome ¨Come to my island, to have dinner with my family¨― invites me Felix, an old native Uro Indian, spending his days in the port of Puno, Peru. What a success! Or is such hospitality usual among the Indians? At the port, Felix helps friends to […]
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Top 12 Things To Do In And Around Merida

From Chichen Itza pyramid to the unearthly cenotes to the delicacies of the Yucatecan cuisine, Merida city reveals treasures of ancient worlds. The colliding of two civilizations, the Spanish and the Mayan, syncretizing in a new zesty one. There is an undeniably anarchist footprint in every dish, architectural building, and […]
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Puerto Varas: The City of Roses

Nestled on the South West shores of the second largest lake in Chile, Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas is a must for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and those wishing to delight in first class gastronomy with the surroundings of this picturesque lake-side city. There is a reason Puerto Varas has once […]
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Querétaro, México. What to do?

Queretaro is perfect for a weekend getaway. I have to say, at the beginning, I had a little bit of doubt about going to Queretaro because I thought it was a city not as touristic as, let´s say, Mexico City or Puebla or Cancun. Those cities are used to having […]
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How To Spend The Perfect Day in Bariloche, Patagonia

Bariloche is one of the most popular cities in the south of Argentina, located near the border with Chile, it is known for its outdoor activities and outstanding views. Its location is perfect since it combines the beautiful mountains of the Andes and the crystalline blue water of the Nahuel […]
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A Weekend in Pattaya City

I must have only been one week into my Thailand travels when I first heard about Pattaya. It was a place that seemed to carry nothing but connotations of disgust and dread and I was told to avoid it at all costs. Often when it was brought up, people – […]
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Easter Island: tips for visiting on a low budget

Easter Island with its remote location in the middle of the Pacific ocean has a reputation for being an expensive travel destination. Although it's not cheap, it is definitely worth to try and squeeze it into your travel itinerary. With some luck, it can be visited also if you are […]
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10 THINGS TO DO IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE

YOUR FIRST DAYS IN SANTIAGO If you're planning to fly to Santiago, or you just got there and you're looking for places to visit, this article is meant to help up. The capital has been my base camp already for 24 years, so I’m quite prepared to tell you what-to-do […]
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5 Awesome things to do in Santiago de Chile

Are you travelling in Southamerica, have a stop in Santiago de Chile and don't know what to do? Don´t worry here I give you five easy, cheap, subway distance and local tips to make your pass through this city one you'll never forget:   1. Climb up the hills and […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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Valparaíso: a city that never sleeps

Hello to everyone! Today I'm going to speak about Valparaiso, that is a beautiful, colorful and happy place. I'm traveling around the world nowadays, but before start traveling, I used to live in Valparaiso for almost 8 years. I grow up in a small town and moved to Valparaiso when […]
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Pasifika and International Cultural Festivals 2016 in Auckland

SUMMERTIME IN AUCKLAND: IN HONOUR OF PACIFIC ISLANDS AND WORLDWIDE CULTURES         During my stay in Auckland, I could notice that the number of foreign people moving in there has been increasing and I observed how the city accepts that the population is becoming international. I mainly remember of two Festivals to […]
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Torres Del Paine trek part 1: Prepare yourself

How much of an adventurer will you be? I don't think anyone deciding to tackle the immensity that is the Patagonian territory expected to have it easy. But tackling the Torres Del Paine National Park ? Nothing in the world could have prepared me for that (or you, before you read that […]
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The Best European Restaurants In Viña Del Mar, Chile

Dining by the Pacific with a continental flair Wulff Castle in Vina del Mar, Chile In January and February, when summertime comes to the southern hemisphere, vacationers converge on Viña del Mar from around the world. This seaside city in central Chile, on the Pacific coast […]
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Mexico, Peña de Bernal, The Biggest Monolith on Earth

One of the Best Beauty Spots around Mexico City When you live in a huge place like Mexico City, you have to learn how to survive without going crazy with millions of people around you coming and going each day on the street. Of course the city has its own […]
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Santiago: Clubbing in Yoga Pants

Staying up until sunrise: a normal night out in Santiago… My first morning in Chile I woke up hung-over, smelly, and with coins stuck all over my body. I had been in Santiago for approximately 17 hours, and was already falling for the complexity of this city. Silhouette of Plaza […]
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Eating in Pai, Thailand

One of the main reasons I love to travel so much is the food!  Every country, every culture, expresses itself in the myriad of ingredients, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine.  Food is a trademark of every region around the globe; it distinctly defines a group of people and […]
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Hollow roads and ancient temples – visiting Armenia

I was traveling around Georgia for a few weeks as I came up with the idea to take a short visit to its neighbour Armenia. This small Caucasus country has overcome many hardships throughout its history, including many wars and a genocide, which made masses of Armenians start a life […]
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Malawi – Unforgettable Memories

Malawi, nicknamed The Warm Heart of Africa! The name 'Malawi' comes from Chichewa for flames of fire.  This is because of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that is seen over Lake Malawi. Despite being the smallest country in Africa, it contains Africa's 3rd largest lake also known as the Calendar Lake […]
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Top 10 things to do in toilets AKA Baños, Ecuador

Baños, named after its thermal baths (but often confused with “toilets”), is about four hours by bus from Quito in Ecuador and a super fun town. It's hard for me to pinpoint a highlight from my time here, and some of it probably shouldn't be shared (hi, Mum). I dove off […]
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“A Pacific Ocean Pearl”

  When I think of happiness, I only remember the beautiful sunsets of Mazatlan. Why Mazatlan? This beautiful port honors its popular reference as the “Pearl of the Pacific”, I have been in different ports of Mexico, and without hesitation Mazatlán has that feeling that you can not find anywhere […]
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Baja California Sur: a Paradise to live in

If you want to breathe tranquility and peace the state of Baja California Sur in México have really nice cities to live in or just to go on vacation. San Jose del Cabo is a small city in Baja it´s full of really nice hotels, beaches, places to go and […]
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Patagonia in Winter: From Southern Chile to Argentina

At the base of Cordillera Paine It took me four years and five hours. Four years of endless dreaming about making it to Patagonia after first seeing posters of the place pinned to the wall of a classroom in high school. Five hours of trekking from the drop-off point near […]
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Chile: All you need to know about San Pedro de Atacama on a budget

There is something special about this place; maybe it’s the landscape, the lagoons, sand dunes, fauna, or the mysticism and peaceful vibes that you can find that are amazing and a MUST-HAVE experience for every adventurous traveler. Best Time to visit The Atacama Desert is located in north of Chile […]
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Living the Mexican dream Part 1: Exploring Puebla

I was privileged to live in Puebla, Mexico for 5 months as part of an exchange program in my university. It is the 4th biggest city in the country after Mexico City, Ecatepec and Guadalajara. With nearly 2.5 million people living in the greater metropolitan area, it is among the […]
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Santiago de Chile – more than just a transfer hub

So, you've decided to go to South America, and with the Atacama desert in the North, and Patagonia in the South, how could you possibly bypass that long skinny, chilli-shaped country, Chile. Chances are you'll be arriving in Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport anyway, one of South America's busiest airports, but […]
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TREKKING THROUGH THE “O” IN TORRES DEL PAINE

Torres del Paine I decided to quit my job so I could travel through South America with my best friend, Claudia. Next decision to take was where to start. We thought it would be a good idea to begin from the bottom of the continent. This […]
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Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay

Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay   Uruguay, a small country somewhat squeezed up between the South American giants Brazil and Argentina, is often forgotten by travellers. Do not make that mistake. Uruguay is worth the visit. It will prove itself to be a gem waiting to be explored. Montevideo is […]
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From New Zealand to Chuchunco City

From New Zealand to Chuchunco City Santiago! Hi guys! Let me introduce myself, you can call me Ina. I’m a Chilean girl of 26 years old and this is my first article and because of that I want to start explaining why the name chuchuncocity.com Chilean people are known for […]
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Hamburg. Home is where your heart is.

Hamburg- My favourite places in this beautiful City. Why I chose this city to live. Four and a half years ago I moved from a small town called “Ichenhausen” in Bavaria, populated by 8000 people to the third largest City in Germany- Hamburg. Hamburg is 760 km away from my […]
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Santiago, Chile: The city from Southamerica between the mountains

The first post that I wanna write is about my beautiful city in the longest country of the world: Santiago, Chile. Where is Chile? I have heard this question so many times in Australia, where im living in this moment. “Southamerica, close to Argentina” I always answer.  And then the […]
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Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the […]
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Veracruz My Love

Visiting Jalcomulco & Veracruz Jalcomulco Do you like adventure? Do you enjoy feeling like a local? Would you like to meet warm real Mexicans? Then Jalcomulco is an awesome destination for you, like… FOR REAL! Our Caribbean adventure started on Jalcomulco,, you can imagine a small Mexican tropical town with […]
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“México: The once in a lifetime kind of city”

Ok, I know there are a lot of cities around the world that can be similar, but there are some places that have some unique things, specially in Mexico, one of those places is Puebla. Puebla is the kind of city you love since you arrived. Is a city that […]
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Outdoor in Chile: Climbing the Villarrica Volcano in Pucón

You love nature and outdoor adventures? Than Pucón has to be on your travel bucket list! Araucanía region: Pucón Pucón is a small town located in the Araucanía region in the South of Chile. It is a beautiful and charming village with wooden style houses and the view of the […]
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Chile – The mystery of Easter Island

The feeling we got that afternoon when we first spotted an island in the horizon, was extraordinary. For nearly three weeks, the Pacific Ocean had been our only view. Everybody on deck was cheering, and dancing around. Tomorrow we would be back on dry land, and ready to explore one […]
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5 things I learned from traveling around Argentina

When we first arrived in Argentina, my boyfriend and I had a plan to stay for only 2 months. The initial idea was to backpack from Cordoba (center of the country) to the North, and then head South to Patagonia. But we had such an immersive experience, that those 2 […]
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Coatepec, magic town

Coatepec is located 8 km south of the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. With an altitude of 1,250 meters above sea level, with a temperate climate. Its main agricultural production is coffee, of national prestige, followed by banana, mango and other tropical fruits. It is characterized by its large houses […]
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Rio de Janeiro – Ciudad de Deus

Welcome to Rio! I should probably start by saying that I like to travel, most likely like everybody around the world, but I am not a traveler that is used to luxury or business lounge, nor to hostels or shared bathrooms. I simply want to enjoy my time spent travelling […]
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Largo: The Villages of Robinson Crusoe and Tommie Norrie

For my first blog post I've decided to write about my hometown of Largo, Scotland. I feel that it is a very little known but special part of the world and that it is only right to start my blog from there. Largo consists of both Upper Largo and Lower Largo, and is part […]
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Liège : A Little overview

The city that made my heart beat is Liège. She is located in southeast of Belgium, this little absurd land. According to the size of the country, we consider Liège and her two thousands hundred inhabitants as a big city. But regarding the world, of course, things are different. Being […]
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Torres del Paine: Backpacking in Chilean Patagonia

Backpacking in Torres del Paine, Chile Torres del Paine is a beautiful National Park located in the south of Chile, in the Chilean Patagonia, between the Andes Cordillera and the Patagonian steppe. We were planning this trip for long time, we are from Chile, and Torres del Paine is a […]
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9 Awesome things to do in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile, view from the San Cristóbal hill. Photo: Andrea Miliani I’ve been living in Santiago for over a year now and I’ve learned to adore this city. Since I haven’t had much money to visit fancy places, I have a sort of master degree […]
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Santiago de Chile: The Basics

To understand Santiago de Chile as a touristic place, we have to see it under the light of day and night, from heights and from the ground, in the simplicity of a coffee in a quiet neighbourhood and in the frenzy of the city life. After all, is the capital […]
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Ghent: Europe

Ghent: Europe's hidden gem Travellers visiting Europe often spend a weekend in Belgium, limiting themselves to the cities of Brussels and Bruges. While those cities are definitely worth a visit, they are missing out on the true gem of Belgium: Ghent. Growing up there myself, I would like to say […]
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Argentina stands high… on a fake platform

The first week in Argentina for me was an ugly shoe. The kind of post-apocalyptic shoe that looks retro Japanese mixed with the Spice girls thick platforms and sparkles. Who would wear that? Let’s find out High platform shoes in the shops

Valparaíso de mi amor

Valparaíso, a bohemian port city on the chilean coast, has drawn the attention of many artists and musicians. “Valparaíso de mi amor” is called a famous song about the city by Lucho Barrios and it's a kind of confession of love to Valparaíso. “Puerto loco” it was called by the famous chilean poet […]
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Buenos Aires: From Malbec to Street Markets

Having been lucky enough to visit this gorgeous country not once, but twice, and having spent my time there two very different ways (one being a long weekend in a hostel and the other being a ten day trip in a four star hotel), I believe I have just what […]
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Mendoza: The land of good wine

ABOUT MENDOZA Mendoza is a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains, full of things to do and see. The city was founded on march 2 in 1561 by Pedro del Castillo. He named it “Ciudad de Mendoza del nuevo Valle de la Rioja” after the governor of Chile, García Hurtado de Mendoza. […]
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Cerro La Campana- Chile

Cerro La Campana- Chile Let’s start with some facts: Cerro Campana lies in the Campana National Parc. It is the center of Chile in the 5th region near Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, so a day trip from either one of those cities is possible. From the top of […]
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A Paradise Called Itacaré

Of a indigenous origin and surrounded by natural beauty variety, the brazilian city enchants its people and foreigners who leave everything to live in paradise. By Laís Queiroz Imagine this scenario: a coastline formed by the succession of white sand beaches, surrounded by coconut trees, surrounded by the Atlantic Forest […]
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Guadalajara, Mexico: Unfiltered

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Celebrating this infamous Mexican holiday catrina style Catedral Basílica de la Asunción de María Santísima (AKA: Guadalajara's main cathedral) Bonding with the local street vendors in the centro […]
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Buenos Aires: A City Like No Other

For anyone that wasn’t already aware (a lot I imagine), this year for me began with an epic 6 week backpacking trip around Argentina and Chile; something my partner (Spanish speaking, yay!) and I had been planning for some time the year before. With family links in both countries, and […]
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