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Muelle del Alma – a breathtaking hike on Chiloé

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A wooden footbridge leading to mystery lands. Well not entirely. It’s a wooden footbridge that leads you upward to a platform towards the ocean. The view up there is just breathtaking. The footbridge has a well-sounding name: Muelle del Alma – path or harbour of the soul.

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Termas Geometricas – oasis of relaxation

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Termas Geometricas close to Pucón I stumbled across pictures of the Termas Geometricas a while ago and I knew I had to visit them during my trip through Chile. I wanted to spend a day relaxing in beautiful hot waters. There are plenty of thermal springs throughout Chile all heated by surrounding volcanos. Some are “cold” thermal springs, others are so hot you cannot bathe in them. Some geysers close to San Pedro de Atacama are scorching hot, others seem to be freezing cold. The Termas Geometricas – an oasis of relaxation This wonderful, hidden place in Chile is pure paradise. A bright red…

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Packing List for Chile in August and September – Winter in Chile

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Packing List for Chile in the Winter – August and September Chile is a wonderful country and I can only highly recommend a visit. Travel Chile in the winter, not summer. But careful – winter is from July to September and summer from December to February! February is peak season in Chile and I heard horror stories of sold out or even over-booked accommodations and super busy tourist attractions. I visited Chile in August/September and it was absolutely perfect. I only met very few travellers, it was super easy to find accommodation and last minute bus tickets. I still bought…

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Salto del Laja – Chile’s Niagara Falls

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Salto del Laja – a wonderful waterfall near Los Angeles, Chile On my way back to Santiago from Pucón I made a quick stop in Los Angeles. Wait? LA? Yes, there is a city called Los Angeles in Chile too. Neither the one California not the one in Chile are particularly exciting though. Los Angeles is the perfect starting point for a short day trip. My bus from Pucon (Turbus) arrived shortly after lunch time and my connection to Santiago wasn’t until 10:30 pm. Enough time to visit the waterfall Salto the Laja, also called Iguazú of Chile or Niagara…

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How much are 5 days on Easter Island?!

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That’s how much 5 Days on Easter Island are Let me show you how much 5 days on Easter Island cost and that’s 100% doable on your own and don’t need an agency to get around. Introduction Visiting the Easter Island has fascinated me for a very long time! It was on top of my to-do list, yet I didn’t think I’d accomplish visiting it so soon. When I booked my flight to Chile, my flight to Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it is also called, was my next purchase (oh my poor credit card). In this article, I’m…

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Santiago de Chile – what you shouldn’t miss out on & travel tips!

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Santiago de Chile – must sees & travel tips I am after spending my first couple of days in Chile and am able to reflect on my wonderful time in Santiago de Chile. I arrived without any expectations, a lot of capital aren’t that special after all, but boy this isn’t the case in Santiago. Santiago is absolutely amazing hence why I decided to write this guide and to show you my favourite spots of the city. Ready? Vamos! Two days in Santiago de Chile – what you shouldn’t miss out on Of course it is only possible to scratch…

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How much are two days in Santiago de Chile?!

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The cost breakdown of two days in Santiago de Chile I spent the first two days of my four week Chile trip in the capital Santiago de Chile. Like always I jotted down exactly how much I spent: The Program Day 1: Early morning arrival at the airport in Santiago and drive downtown. Visit of Cerro San Cristobal, the city centre and participation in a guided city tour. Day 2: Visit of the markets La Vega und Central, walk of the neighbourhood Brasil und visit of the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Here is a more in…

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Chile – how to get a SIM card with data

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How to get a SIM card with data in Chile Today I’m sharing with you how to get a SIM card the easy and fast way in Chile, so you can start using the internet (almost) anywhere. Ever now and then I do enjoy being offline and not reachable. I even leave the phone in airplane mode. That’s just relaxing and necessary. But – sure there’s a but here now – as I am travelling more than just a few days and I know how handy a smartphone can be. Especially with a working internet connection. And that’s the reason why…

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I’m going to Chile!

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Chile, Chile, Chile – I’m going to Chile By the time you’ll read this I’m either in Madrid or just landed in Santiago de Chile. Finally! The time has come to be on a long haul flight again! The first flight to Madrid takes about three hours. and from there it’s another 13 (!!) hours to Santiago. Without a layover anywhere in the USA or anywhere else in Latin America. (Most of my flights to Mexico involved a stop in the states. And you need a visa – still you can apply for it online, but it sucks having to…

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