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Trekking the Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine had long loomed as a challenge on our trip. From our very first day in Santiago, we heard many stories from other travellers about trekking around the park, but we still couldn’t really get our heads around … Continue reading

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Crusing the Patagonian Fjords on the Navimag ferry

The problem with heading south through Chile is that eventually you run out of road. We wanted to get to Puerto Natales, deep in the South of Patagonia, to trek in the Torres del Paine national park. But there isn’t … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track in Cochamo Valley

The aim of travelling is to find amazing places to visit that have not yet been ravaged by the effects of tourism (of course the irony is that we contribute to the ravaging, however lightly we tread). One such place … Continue reading

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Estudiar español en Pucón

Our reasons for staying in Pucon were two-fold. Firstly we wanted to spend some time learning Spanish before we got too far into our trip. And secondly, the leadup to getting away had been so hectic we decided we needed … Continue reading

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Valparaíso, the jewel of the pacific

We’d had a great time in Santiago, but it was time to move on. We had already booked a hostel in Valparaíso, a port town about 1.5 hours north of Santiago. We caught a taxi to the bus station and … Continue reading

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Santiago gallery and location history

We’ve just posted our photos from Santiago.  You can access them from the “Photos” menu at the top of the page.  Some words about Santiago will be coming soon! Up top you’ll also find a link to our location history. … Continue reading

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Moving out

Moving out of a house we have lived in for 13 years proved much more difficult than we expected. The amount of stuff accumulated over that time is just staggering, and with limited time to vacate the house by December … Continue reading

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And so it begins again …

After years of talking about it, we finally decided to take a year off and travel / work overseas.

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