Category : Chile

World Trip Leg #1 Round-up: South America & Antarctica


    [travelmap-map height=400 maptype="terrain" first=2 last=64] FACTS Start Date: November 30, 2011 (Washington, D.C. to Bogota, Colombia) End Date: June 5, 2012 (Quito, Ecuador to Washington, D.C.) Duration: 187 days (6+ months) Total Spent: $24,467 * Average per person per day: $65.42 * Transportation Cost: $9,658 ** Transportation Duration: 608.5 Hours! (Over 25...

The Mysterious Intrigue of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)


There's something special about Rapa Nui that I can't quite put my finger on.  It's not just the "Big Head" stone statues (moais), though they are awesome.  Bryan and I have been to many islands before but Rapa Nui is different.  This place is more than just your typical pretty, tropical island.   Rapa Nui is tranquil, wild, wonderful, and mysterious.  It's not commercialized - there isn't ...

Protests, Earthquakes, and Coffee with Legs


Internet has been few and far between lately so it's been tough getting a blog out.  I have some catching up to do.  Here's our update from Santiago, Chile a couple weeks ago: I have to admit I had my mind made up about Santiago before we even arrived.  I have seen plenty of cities in South America and figured Santiago would just be another one.  We loved Buenos Aires and Rio, but sometimes...

Trekking Patagonia: Wild Winds, Gigantic Glaciers, and Troublesome Turds


  There are 80 to 90 mile per hour winds in the forecast.  No, it's not a hurricane coming.  It's just another typical day in Patagonia!  The locals don't even seem to notice it, but us tourists sure do.  Bryan and I have been through two hurricanes in the last several years in Southeastern Virginia, but I don't recall winds like these.  Or maybe it's the 30 degree temperature combine...

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