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Not-so-silent night

Not-so-silent night

It’s not every Christmas that we open our presents to the booming sound of Chile’s answer to Snoop-Doggy-Dog (or whatever the latest hip-hop chap is called these days) and to be honest, it wouldn’t be our first choice for 2016 either! Nevertheless, that’s what we get...
Colca and Coast

Colca and Coast

It’s little visited, the south coast of Peru, which is a real shame. Back in September when we travelled up through southern Peru we took, like most travellers, the mountain route via Lake Titicaca and Cusco. Now south-bound, we’re loving the coastal route south of...
From Unbelievable Wealth to World Heritage Status

From Unbelievable Wealth to World Heritage Status

The Saltpeter Extraction Works of Humberstone and Santa Laura in Chile Chile has very few UNESCO World Heritage sites compared to neighbouring countries. In the far north of the country you will find the Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, which were large...
43. murales in valparaíso / november 2016

43. murales in valparaíso / november 2016

seit 2003 ist die hafenstadt valparaíso unesco weltkulturerbe. die 1542 gegründete stadt war bis zur eröffnung des panamakanals der wichtigste hafen in chile. uns haben besonders die vielen schönen, teils zum museum erklärten, gemalten und gesprayten wandbilder...
The Big Turn Around

The Big Turn Around

Flexibility… the key to overlanding! Way back in May we left Chile into Bolivia, then on to Brazil, back to Bolivia, then to Peru. Now here we are in Ecuador and we’re making a big turn-around, heading some 3,000 km back southwards. It’s not the most logical of...