Monthly Archives: February 2011

Santiago, Chile (2 of 2)

We took a quick half day bus tour to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, but most of the time was spent on the bus unfortunately so barely any photos were taken. Below are just a few from that day. Valparaiso… Back in Santiago…

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Santiago, Chile (1 of 2)

After spending time in Mendoza, the next and final destination for us on our trip was Santiago, Chile. It was a fairly comfortable 6 hour bus ride from Mendoza to Santiago, although the border crossing and getting through customs was a bit of a pain (a guy actually comes around asking for monetary donations for […]

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Wine, Absinthe, Bike Riding, Paragliding: Chilling & Relaxing in Mendoza, Argentina

The next destination for us after Bariloche was the laid-back city of Mendoza, a name that is synonymous with wine country in Argentina. Although technically it’s a desert town, one would really not notice as extensive irrigation in the city and surrounding area has made agriculture possible as well as transforming the local landscape. Irrigation […]

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Mountains, Lakes, Swiss-style Architecture, Horseback Riding, Chocolates – Chilling & Relaxing in Bariloche, Argentina

After a 2-day bus ride (half of which was on unpaved roads) we finally made it to Bariloche, one of the principal destinations of Argentina’s Lake District region. The city is known for its alpine architecture and is beautifully surrounded by mountains and lakes. It is also known as Argentina’s chocolate capital, so that’s always […]

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Patagonia, Chile: Torres del Paine

Our travel adventures after Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina brought us next to Chile, where we visited the mighty Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.  With stunning natural beauty, this huge national park is also a popular destination for hikers. Hiking the famous “W” route within the park can take close to […]

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