Chile

Coast of Chile

Colorful Coast of Chile

A short bus ride away from the capital of Santiago are two pleasant coastal towns – Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Both are completely different in every way despite them being only 20 mins apart. Valparaiso is a harbor town built into the hill sides and filled with multi-colored houses and loads of graffiti. The …

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Santiago

Chillin out in Santiago

Following Easter Island, we made our way back to Santiago the capital of Chile. Its a large city of about 6 million people and is located in the center of Chile. We spent a few days wandering around shopping in artisan markets and seeing the colonial downtown with all the beautiful cathedrals and plazas. The city also …

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Tapati

Easter Island Tapati Festival

Easter Island is an incredible place. Even more so during the yearly Tapati cultural festival. During this week long festival, this island is alive with competitions, concerts, sporting events, artistic displays, feasts and many other events. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit the island during the festival, which occurs every year at …

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Easter Island

Onward to Easter Island

After leaving Mendoza, we traveled through the Andes and into Chile to the capital of Santiago. We only stayed a short time before we boarded a plane to the place I’ve always wanted to visit – Easter Island. They say its the most remote place on earth, being 3500 km from any other inhabited place. …

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