South America

What To See & Do in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2013
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In what will probably be the longest day of our lives, we arrived into Santiago de Chile four hours before we left Auckland. Go figure. Despite the dizzying confusion of the International Date Line to contend with, as soon as we walked out of departures, people were benevolently pointing us towards the awaiting Centropuerto bus […]

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Salkantay: the alternative Inca Trail

February 27, 2013
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When I travelled to South America, visiting Machu Picchu was a ‘must’ on my list, but I didn’t want to have to book months in advance for the Inca Trail itself. I’d heard great things about the alternatives from other travellers, so was pretty pleased to turn up in Cuzco and book the 5 day […]

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Galloping through Uruguay

November 15, 2012
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It was in the last weeks of my ten-month trip that I travelled through Uruguay. The small amount of time I spent here was more to do with the rush of my final days than its appeal. At a warmer time of year, I might have stopped at the popular beach resort of Punta del […]

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