Beautiful Bariloche and The Argentinian Lake District

After a lovely few days in Puerto Varas, we got on a bus and made our way to our first stop in Argentina: Bariloche. Bariloche is part of the Argentinian Lake District but is also the top of Patagonia, the region comprising of the Southern section of the Andes mountains, all the way down to […]

Puerto Varas Lake Llanhique

A Volcanic New Year’s Eve in Puerto Varas

After Valparaiso, we headed to Chile’s capital, Santiago. We didn’t get up to too much here except for wander around places with air conditioning to give us some respite from the 35 degree heat. I didn’t really gel with Santiago, but perhaps we were unlucky. All the museum workers were on strike while we were […]

Valparaiso Chile

Christmas in Valparaiso, Chile

After San Pedro de Atacama, we took a 90 minute bus ride to Calama in search for a hire car. I had got around to the idea that we should hire a car and make our own way down to Santiago because then we’d be able to stop at a couple of beauty spots I’d […]

Atacama Desert Milky Way

Stargazing in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

We left Bolivia and drove through the desert to the Chilean border which involved lots of waiting around in the sun as the border here is stricter. Once we got into San Pedro de Atacama, our first point of call in Chile, we were tired, hungry and thirsty. We were also hot. San Pedro is […]

Bolivia Lagoon

Bolivia (Part 3): Salar de Uyuni Day 2 and 3

Warning: Another very photo heavy travel post, avoid on mobile networks. We woke up after the first day of our Salt Flat tour to a small scorpion in our shower, so I felt rather glad I had showered before bed and even more glad I had stored my boots upside down on the floor. After […]

Salar de Uyuni sunset

Bolivia (Part 2): Salar de Uyuni

Warning: Very photo heavy – please don’t load me on mobile networks! After Sucre, we headed south to a town called Uyuni, going back up another 900m in altitude from 2800m to 3700m. Uyuni itself is a extremely tiny town, full of expensive hostels and a dozen restaurants serving bad ‘Italian’ food to us tourists. […]