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Taking off for a year to see what the world has to offer.

Wine, Wine, Wine – Mendoza, Argentina.

We finally left Chile for good (Yea! No more crazy Chilean customs!), and headed straight for Argentina’s wine country.  If you have ever had an Argentinean wine, you can almost guarantee it came from the Mendoza region. This area attracts a large amount … Continue reading

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Chile: Final Thoughts.

Traveled for:  44 Days Cost per day of travel:  Chile has by far been the most expensive country that we have visited on this trip, although it looks like Argentina might give it a run for its money.  We did … Continue reading

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Pucón and Pichilemu: Last stops in Chile!

We obviously hadn’t had our fill of Chilean towns with volcanoes, so we made out way to Pucón, which is home to Villarrica, an active volcano.  This mountain had its last major eruption in the early 70’s, but smoke still vents … Continue reading

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Chilean food: better served warm. Chilean beer: better served chilly.

Chile is the first country that we have visited where the locals have more money to spend, and it shows in their beverage selection.  In Chile, there is always large selection of beers and wines to choose from, and we … Continue reading

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What is it with Touristy Towns and Volcanoes? Puerto Varas and Bariloche

From the sleepy island of Chiloe, we made the journey to the lake city of Puerto Varas. This area is known for its beautiful glacier fed lake dominated by a dormant volcano in the background.  Puerto Varas has quite the … Continue reading

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Chiloe: It’s Chile with an extra O!

Feeling relaxed and refreshed from our trip sailing “on a northbound ferry” up the Chilean Fjords, we set our sights on the island of Chiloe.  The island is known for its excellent seafood, natural beauty (which is absolutely striking when … Continue reading

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Chilean Fjords: We’re on a Boat!

Finished with Patagonia, we needed to keep heading north, and what better way than by booking a passage on the Navimag ferry through the Chilean Fjords.  This trip intrigued us because many people described it as the poor man’s alternative to an Antarctica … Continue reading

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