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2013 December

30 Dec

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Under a Volcano’s Watchful Eye

December 30, 2013 | By |

With nearly a week to get from Chile’s urban areas to Patagonia, we decided to choose one region to explore from Chile’s many temptations. We decided on the area around Lake Llanquihue, with gorgeous forests, daunting mountains (dominated by the Osorno Volcano), and adorable towns. Read More

24 Dec

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Valparaiso: Bright colors and good vibes

December 24, 2013 | By |

We decided that if Santiago feels a bit like L.A. (with D.C.’s metro), Valparaiso is San Fran. Big hills overlooking the water, bright colors everywhere, streets winding up hills in every which way, and a chill artsy energy. Read More

22 Dec

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Budget, Week of 15 Dec 2013, Chile

December 22, 2013 | By |

While planning our trip, there wasn’t much useful information for realistic budgeting. We decided to Read More

20 Dec

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Less than 48 Hours in Santiago, Chile

December 20, 2013 | By |

We have only been on the road for about 6 weeks, but somehow stepping onto a metro felt like a breath of fresh air to displaced New Yorkers. Read More

19 Dec

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The Driest Desert in the World

December 19, 2013 | By |

The Atacama Desert is the driest in the world, making for spectacular moon-scapes, Mars-scapes, and causing marvel at every patch of green. The town itself is far over-touristed, but the natural beauty of the surrounding area is worthwhile! Read More

16 Dec

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Pachamama’s Symphony: The Salar de Uyuni

December 16, 2013 | By |

The staggering beauty of the salar could bring you to your knees, bring tears to your eyes, gape your jaw open in awe. Read More

15 Dec

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Budget, Week of 8 Dec 2013, Bolivia + Chile

December 15, 2013 | By |

While planning our trip, there wasn’t much useful information for realistic budgeting. We decided to Read More

13 Dec

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In the Belly of El Dorado

December 13, 2013 | By |

The Spanish search for El Dorado took them to what is now Potosí, a town overshadowed by a huge hill that has been a major source for silver (and other ores and minerals) for nearly 500 years. Read More

09 Dec

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Sucre, Bolivia: Too Damned Cute

December 9, 2013 | By |

Sucre is among the most enchanting little cities we have seen. We thoroughly enjoyed 9 days of chilling out and feeling a sense of “home.” Read More

07 Dec

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Budget, Week of 1 Dec 2013, Bolivia

December 7, 2013 | By |

While planning our trip, there wasn’t much useful information for realistic budgeting. We decided to Read More