Crossing to Argentine Patagonia – Los Glaciares National Park Most travellers we spoke to had either come from or were going to El Calafate and El Chalten in Argentina, so naturally we decided we should add that to our (relatively flexible) itinerary. After about a month in Chile, we crossed the border to its neighbour … Continue reading One month in Southern Patagonia (Part 2)
Torres del Paine, Chile When Nathan painstakingly stayed up till 4am changing our bookings a month early, I thought he was crazy. It turned out that his decision was wise. As we learnt from personal experience and from the Los Glaciares’ park ranger’s spiel, the weather in Patagonia is “very changeable”. If you can zoom … Continue reading One month in Southern Patagonia (Part 1)
Now that we visited Valparaiso in a day instead of the three days I had initially set aside for it, what were we going to do between now and Torres del Paine (TdP) [the only thing we had set in concrete (other than our Airbnb booking in Santiago)]? Nathan successfully changed our bookings for the … Continue reading The Atacama Desert
How do you know how long is a good amount of time to stay in one place? This was the very predicament we had with Valparaíso – a port town famous for its streets lined with graffiti. Tripadvisor had forum posts where people said between one, two and three nights would be good – but … Continue reading Valparaíso
I realised that being an early riser in Santiago gets you nowhere. Starbucks may be open at 9am, but there's only so much you can do in the morning. Museums and tourist sights open at 10am at the earliest - representative of the culture and sleeping habits of Chileans. That being said, when I get … Continue reading When you can’t kick this terrible sleeping pattern..
Our very first stop on our travels is Santiago, capital of Chile. Nathan and I were slightly nervous because we knew nothing about South America. On a sidenote: I had been trying to learn Spanish by audiobooks and Duolingo and am excited to have the opportunity to practise the language. I've forgotten how much I … Continue reading Bienvenido a Santiago de Chile!
Nathan and I have decided to let out work contracts run out and travel the world. It stemmed from Nathan feeling burnt out at work, and me getting increasingly discouraged that I have not had any success getting other employment in the field I am pursuing. Throughout 2017 I have battled a desire to obtain … Continue reading 2018: A year of adventure