Monthly Archives: February 2015

Punta Arenas – Chile’s biggest city in the South

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Although Punta Arenas has a population of roughly 120.000 people there was not too much to do.
After the three hour busride from Puerto Natales, it was quite difficult to find the hostel. The address in the booking said number 0690, so I assumed that it was the same as 690. But as there was no number 690, I went to the tourist information and they told me, that I was in the correct street, but I had to go to the very end. Doing this, I made it down to number 1 and recognized that then the numbers started to rise again, but with a leading 0. So it was 0690 and not 690 and after walking for more then 30 minutes, I found the hostel. The hostel was quite new and had an awesome view over the Strait of Magellan, as it was just 300m away from the beach.
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Torres del Paine – 4 days of snow, rain, wind and sun


Getting up quite early the first day, we left Puerto Natales at 7.30 am. Two hours later we arrived at the entry of the Torres del Paine Nationalpark. As the wind was very strong and conditions were quite bad, we had to wait for the second ferry, which should bring us across Lago Pehoe to Refugio Paine Grande, the place where we slept the first night. Continue reading Torres del Paine – 4 days of snow, rain, wind and sun

Puerto Natales – First Stop in Chile


As there was not too much to do in Puerto Natales, I spent my first days in Chile with relaxing from the last hikes in El Chalten and El Calafate and organizing some stuff. After two days Nick, an english guy who I met in El Calafate arrived there as well and we started to prepare our 4-day-trek through Chile’s Nationalpark Number 1 – Torres del Paine. Continue reading Puerto Natales – First Stop in Chile