Visiting Talampaya National Park

Talampaya is a national park located in La Rioja Province, Argentina, approximately 60 km from Villa Unión (where we stayed after visiting the park) and 100 km from Villa San Agustín (where we stayed in the night before). The park…

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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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Surrounded by lakes around Bariloche

Argentina’s Lake District is a gorgeous destination full of mountains, forests, rivers and, as the name suggests, plenty of lakes. Although the Spanish explored this area in the 16th century, the Mapuche dominated it until the 19th century. And even…

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Route 40 – Our last days in Patagonia

Route 40 is the longest route in Argentina and one of the longest in the world (along with the Route 66 in US, the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada and the Stuart Highway in Australia). This route runs parallel to the…

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