Last days in Chile: Iquique & Humberstone

Iquique is a coastal city in the north of Chile, although it was originally a Peruvian city (until 1883 when the War of the Pacific finished). The city developed a lot in the 19th century due to the saltpeter mining…

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Atacama – The driest place on Earth!

The Atacama Desert covers about 1,000 km of land and it is located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is not consensual which places are part of this desert, but according to National Geographic it includes the…

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Paso de Jama – Between Argentina and Chile

Pasa de Jama is the northernmost road border crossing between Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 4,200 m at the border but reaching an altitude of 4,819 m in the Chilean side (route 27), 100 km from the border.…

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Crossing the Andes – back in Argentina!

It was not in our initial plan (nor in the second!), but we decided to continue this journey to north through Argentina. So we crossed the Andes again, this time through Paso Los Libertadores, approx. 200 km from Valparaíso (Chile)…

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The steep and colorful Valparaíso

After visiting Santiago we stayed for a couple of days around Valparaíso, 112 km northwest of Chile’s capital and biggest city. Valparaíso is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports and has played an important role in the 19th…

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The surprising Santiago de Chile

Santiago is the capital and the largest city in Chile. It was founded in 1541 by Pedro Valdívia, a Spanish conqueror, but due to a series of indigenous attacks, earthquakes (the city is home to the highest number of headquarters…

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How is it to drive in South America?

How is it to drive in South America? (Updated until Santiago del Chile) We have had several people asking us how it is to drive in all the places we have been and so we put together this post that…

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Volcanoes and lakes in Pucón, Chile

Pucón is a Chilean city located in the Araucanía region, approximately 800 km south of Santiago. It is a very popular destination since it offers a variety of sports and adventure activities (kayaking, trekking, skydiving, water skiing, snow skiing) but…

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