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Chile is a pretty long nation. It’s about as long as the US is wide. Long enough that cutting due west from La Paz, we landed in the northernmost outpost of Arica, located on the Chilean side of the Atacama … Continue reading
After a month in Chile, we’re headed to Argentina tomorrow. But before we go, a few culinary discoveries of note:
Picture this: a half-crazed kid with a maniacal smile and just-eaten chocolate all over his face. This, my friends, is what we call “choco nino.” It’s an expression our fellow campers in Chaiten, Justin and Matt, came up with to … Continue reading
Puyuhuapi is a friendly little misty town nestled between high, verdant ridges facing west into a fjord of the same name. The area is considered the most lush in all of Patagonia, on account of the high annual rainfall.
Sage words for anybody traveling the Carretera Austral. We encountered this expression in different forms and different languages along the way, eventually passing them along to other travelers. A long, lonely dirt road stretching from Chaiten in the north to … Continue reading
So. A couple of important discoveries we’ve made over the last few days . . .
The wait, indeed, is the hardest part. We are back in Puerto Montt, anxious to board the overnight ferry to Chaiten and then a bus north into Parque Pumalin. There are no roads connecting the Cochamo or Puelo valleys to … Continue reading
Yes, “chilling down” (quote taken from a brochure of the Cochamo region) has certainly taken a bit, but we certainly found the mother load (one word? two? spelling? erm.) in the Northern Patagonia region.