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Enjoying Regional Cuisine

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A couple of weeks ago we visited a wonderful farm for a ‘Traditional Country-style Breakfast’. We’d driven 2 days to get there (it was on our route and there was nothing else we knew of to visit anyway) as it’s…

Brazilian drivers are crazy!

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Brazilians, in general, are lovely people. I actually think that they might be about the friendliest people in the world. BUT, put them behind of the wheel of a motor vehicle and they think they’re Airton Senna (famous Brazilian race…

Long days of travel

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Finding overnight overland stops, or camps, in Brazil. I think I’ve mentioned before that an unfortunate thing about overlanding in Brazil is the distances between attractions. It can be several long days of bad roads and too much traffic before…

Ciudad Abierta, Arquitectura de Ritoque

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I promised in my blog post Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas that I would find out more about the “Arquitectura de Ritoque”. This was initially sparked by one of Yasha’s English students, who had excitedly mentioned his…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar: Horcón to Papudo

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In my last post I listed the towns between Viña del Mar and Ventanas , the southern turn-off towards Horcón.Horcon: colourful main beach (fishing coop in background)Horcón Built on the steep side of a hill, the main part…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas

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The coast north of Viña del Mar (or the better known Valparaíso, which is just a few clicks further south) is certainly not yet over-developed, although more and more is being covered up with concrete. So far, each place along…

Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago

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Like many cities in the world, Santiago offers free entry to their museums one day a week – this happens to be Sundays, when most of the shops in town are closed. One museum I can recommend, specially to those…

Practical Information: La Campana National Park

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Who would have guessed that there is a gem like La Campana National Park within easy reach of Santiago de Chile?! Most guide books don’t tell you much about this park. La Campana is less than 100 kilometers from the…

Swimming in a big natural aquarium: full of big fish!

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After Campo Grande, our next Brazilian stop was Bonito. And, it wasn’t even a place we’d heard of until Brazilians started telling us about it.Bonito is known for crystal clear rivers which have about 30 different types of fish…

What a Perfect Day at La Campana

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Hi, Yasha here, the third member of dare2go. This past week I have joined up with the other two, Juergen and Berta, to do what we worked over a year in Germany for, and I’ve been working six months in…

Street Art in Santiago de Chile (Part 3)

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This is my third and final gallery post of street art and graffiti here in Santiago de Chile. Some photos are again from Barrio Brasil, others from Centro and Bellavista. Don’t despair: later this year we will revisit Valparaiso, which…