Chile

Crater of Villarrica

Don’t Skip: Pucon, Chile

Intro to Pucon Many of the destinations in the Don’t Skip series are off the beaten track. That’s not the case with Pucon, which is hardly unknown. As a matter…

View from Cerro Santa Lucia

Santiago Centro: Heart of Chile’s Capital

The architecture of Santiago is striking, and we enjoyed just strolling around the different neighborhoods, whether we knew what we were looking for or not. You can find everything from 19th…

Cerro Santa Lucia

Santiago: Cerro Santa Lucia

Santiago Sneak Peek: Cerro Santa Lucia After our time in Patagonia, we’re back in an urban jungle, population over 6 million!  Still a bit sleepy from our overnight travel, we…

Top of Villaricca, Pucon, Chile

Pucón

In Pucon we had definitely arrived in another tourist-centric town, but a lovely one.  Its lakeside setting with black sand beach and the backdrop of Villarrica Volcano is gorgeous, and…

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To Market To Market

The market(feria fluvial) in Valdivia was small but hectic.  We wandered around watching the fishmongers and vegetable/fruit vendors selling their piles and piles for fresh stuff.  The fish and shellfish were…

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Viva Valdivia

Our first real stop in Chile was the town of Valdivia.  It´s unfortunate distinction in recent years was an industrial accident that killed 5000 black-necked swans, but these days it…