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South America Trip (day 1-4): Easter Island, Chile

South America Trip (day 1-4): Easter Island, Chile

By on Jun 20, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

To kick off my seven week trip I got on a plane from Santiago to the ever mysterious Easter Island. Although owned by Chile, it`s 2300 miles from Chile’s coastline making it one of the most remote islands on earth! Upon arriving at the airport I received a lay and at first thought to myself – well of course i´d get a lay, i´m on an island after all, but...

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7 Tazas Bike Tour

7 Tazas Bike Tour

By on May 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Well folks, this past weekend I just had to take advantage of another saturday holiday here in Chile and after much effort to find a way to make the best of the mountain bike I bought, I finally found a group and a lovely excursion to 7 Tazas for 3 days covering aproximately 120 kilometers.  I will forewarn that the recent earthquake definitely has changed the...

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San Pedro de Atacama – DAY 2

San Pedro de Atacama – DAY 2

By on May 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

          Waking up on day 2 was not easy and taking a shower outdoors was even less enjoyable but getting the sand out of every crevice of my body was quite necessary. Having such a late start I decided to not to a tour and instead asked the locals what I should do. I was told there was a beautiful green valley called Cartape about 7-10 km from the city. Excited, I...

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San Pedro de Atacama – DAY 1

San Pedro de Atacama – DAY 1

By on May 8, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

          My roomie/friend Christina and I decided about a month ago that we needed to do so more traveling before our time here in South America runs out!  Unfortunately Christina elected not to go due to spontaneous health concerns so I got on the 1600km domestic flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama alone.  It felt like being in the states –...

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To Climb a Mountain…

To Climb a Mountain…

By on Apr 3, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

          So after 8 months in Chile I finally found someone who shares my love of the outdoors and who invites me to join him on a trek in the Andes. Woohoo I say! But truthfully I had no idea what I was getting into. I only have just taken up backpaking/hiking these past few years but I thought rather nonchalantly “Wouldn’t it be cool to get to the top...

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