So there was me, Tjerk, a guy from the Netherlands, Peter, a guy from Australia and Niamh, a girl form Ireland, heading to the bus station in La Serena on Sunday. Six hours later we arrived in Santiago and checked in in our hostel. In the evening we went for dinner to the „Party-Neighbourhood“ Bellavista. The next morning we left around 7am by Taxi to the airport. Continue reading Escaping the floods – flight to La Paz
Thinking, that I could finally leave Santiago, I took a bus to La Serena, which was 500km North. My plans would have been to go stargazing and visiting a Pisco factory in the Elqui-Valley and then continue to San Pedro de Atacama to cross the border to Bolivia. But plans changed. Continue reading La Serena – or how plans completely changed…
Being back in Santiago the second time, I made a reservation for a (more quiet) hostel prior to my arrival.
Continue reading Santiago – Part 2
After two days in Santiago I was glad to get out of the city and being in a smaller city at the sea again.
Continue reading Valparaiso – the city of street art
Although I didn‘t really plan to go to Santiago it was my first stop in Chile. Not having booked any accomodation I ended up in a very loud hostel, because all the others I checked were already full and it was quite late. Continue reading Santiago – lots of smog in Chile’s capital
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.
Continue reading Punta Arenas – Chile’s biggest city in the South
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
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
When coming back from my last trip from Asia, I wasn’t really sure if this was already the end and if I should aim for a new job, or if I should go traveling again…
Checking different options after some weeks I decided to leave home again. First I wanted to go to Asia again and explore southeast Asia, but then I decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Not sure if I should start with Central or South America, as I currently have friends traveling in both regions, I decided to go to Argentina first…