Top of the to do list while we were in town was Concha y Toro, the second biggest winery in the world, and the easiest winery to visit by public transport from Santiago. As was the case with a lot of wineries in South America, the only way to do a wine tasting was to […]
For the first time in months, we’re spending some time apart. The girls climbed a hill (should have been called a mountain), visited a virgin, and wandered around rainbow streets – while the boys took in a local football match, with one of the more controversial teams in the Chilean league.
Apart from the below photo, this is a post of words only. When traveling, one of the things we enjoy the most is learning the history of the country we’re in. Although often, it’s not an easy or enjoyable experience. Chile was no different. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a museum located […]
We’ve really enjoyed our time in Chile, so it seemed only natural Santiago would be another highlight of our trip. We very quickly feel in love with this beautiful city. We rented a fantastic 2 bedroom airbnb apartment for the week with Craig and Erin (apartment details below). We were in the centre of town, […]
We had one more stop on route to Santiago. Talca is known as the gateway to the Maule Valley, which means one thing, wine country! After the limited views of volcanoes we’d had in Pucon, suddenly they were everywhere. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and we were in wine country – things […]
We were entertained on our very early morning bus ride to Pucon by the wildlife that kept crossing the path of our bus. Our driver was pretty impressive at dodging deers, rabbits, cows and wild boars. And it was our most impressive border crossing to date – we saw our first volcano! Greeting us on […]
Following the previous week of long hikes and nights spent in cold campsites, the thought of spending some time on a boat with nothing to do but take in the views and relax sounded very appealing. We would again be spending a few nights at sea, and after the Antarctica trip, this was something that […]
On waking up, it took a long time to work up the courage to put our heads out of our sleeping bags. And when we did, we could see our breath it was that cold. We’d just survived camping in -5c temperatures! We were fortunate our tent was located under some trees, so we were […]
Day 2 of our W trek and the hardest but most rewarding day yet. Today we were taking on the French Valley, a stunning hike up rocky passes, past glacial mountains and through autumnal woodlands.
Despite the cold, wind, and rain on our last visit to the Torres del Paine National Park, we were back for more. Read about our first day back in the park, trekking to Glacier Grey and camping in freezing conditions. Will we survive?