Monthly Archives: February 2011

Krazy Kuchen-taun!

Ahhh, Puerto Vaaaaahhhras que lindo! Puerto Varas is quite a beautiful, warm and uhhh, also quite German town. Much of Chile’s Lake District has a German heritage, particularily Prt. Varas, which has grown into a somewhat toney vacation spot over … Continue reading


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Que Chilote, If Ya Know What I Mean

  Cucao, Chiloe: It’s A One Sheep Town Chileans come out to Chiloe, an island chain in the southwest, for a mix of nature and culture.  Chilote culture is said to be  distinct from the mainland, but to be honest … Continue reading

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Sniff. Ache. Shnizzle.

Me: Hazzishah! Some random Chilean: Salud! Alas. It seems I have fallen just slightly ill. Already. Excellent planning on my part, I must say. Yes, I’m taking some Vitamin C and drinking lots of fluids, but some things can’t be … Continue reading

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Born to Run

When  I say there are dogs and cats a-plenty in Valpo, I am not at all exaggerating. In fact, I’m not sure I can accurately describe how many perros y gatos there are on any given street or in any … Continue reading

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A few days back, after setting up our blog and uploading the first post, we received a few comments regarding the picture we posted of our backpacks.

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Eatin’ in Valpo

As many of you are well aware, Mark and I like to eat. Sure, we’re a wee bit picky, say, when it comes to red meat or chicken or things out of a can (won’t do it), and we don’t … Continue reading

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Valparaiso: Cuidad de Cerros y Perros

Greetings & Bienvenidos Friends: Lex and I have stumbled our way down to the Southern Hemisphere, into the lazy days of Chilean summer. We arrived in Santiago early Thursday morning,  cleared customs and experienced the beginning of what has come … Continue reading

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Welcome Aboard

Greetings Caballeros y Caballeras, Welcome to Andes Not The Mint dot com. Check back as we update our blog with photographs, thoughts and stories from the road. xoxo Lex y Mark

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