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Fitzroy / El Chalten and Pietro Moreno / El Calafate

Today went to see the Pietro Moreno, one of only two glaciers that is active in South America.  Not sure what the other one is.  After seeing Glacier Gray in Torres del Paine, it seemed like much of the same … Continue reading

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The Aftershocks of Santiago

Now about three weeks into the travels.  Patagonia has been great.  Santiago was fun to hang out in for a couple of days – counting my lucky stars that we passed through before the giant earthquake hit.  My thoughts go … Continue reading

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The big hike in Torres de Paine

Took 3 hour bus ride from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales on 2/16 and arrived at the hostel Kaweskar run by Omar (awesome hostel).  From the outside it looked a little rundown but the inside was meticulously kept and Omar … Continue reading

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Down to southern Chile

Punta Arenas was a quick stop and the highlight was going to the Otway park where we could see penguins huddled on the beach and wandering through the brush.  The reserve is located about an hour outside of town and … Continue reading

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Had an extremely tight trip to Vina del Mar and then right back to Santiago.  Vina del Mar explodes with Chilean tourists at this time of year and especially on the weekend.  We managed to hit both, a Saturday in … Continue reading

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First day in Santiago

Our first full day in Santiago was spent primarily walking around and seeing the sites.  Also met two lovely British girls in our room who we ended up having dinner with.  One of the ladies has been traveling for over … Continue reading

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A bit of winery

Walking around yesterday so much got us in the mood for a bit of relaxing today.  Around Santiago there are number of wineries taking advantage of the dry climate and good soil.  After researching a few and looking on Travel … Continue reading

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Rolling into Santiago

From 2010-02-11 Buenos dias Santiago! Touched down in Santiago around 1 in the afternoon.  Waited in line to buy the special stamp that Americans and a few other nationalities need to grab when going into Chile.  Handed over my $131 … Continue reading

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Netbookin

Shots of the Acer Aspire One netbook. I’ve done a good job of fingerprinting it so far. It’s a netbook, so this is common sense, but I love the light weight design (about one kilogram) and the proposed 4 hours … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Arrival!

So my computer is in use so I’ll try typing as much as I can on my iPod touch. Seems to me like this is going to be a real pain but it does force me to focus on each … Continue reading

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