Paso Internacional Los Libertadores – A bus journey from Mendoza to Santiago

I woke up to heavy the rain, that as a desert region Mendoza desperately needs, and thought my weather luck had ended. I have been told to make sure I took the bus from Mendoza to Santiago during the day as the journey was beautiful. Here was I with my sixth day of overcast weather …

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Puerto Río Tranquilo, Exploradores Glacier and Catedral de Marmol

I left for Puerto Rio Tranquilo on the 9:30 bus. I had decided not to do the hike at Villa Cerro Castillo, partly to save time and also I was exhausted - this decision would pay off in the next few days. I did feel a pang of regret as we drove through the village …

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Coyhaique and Parque National Queulat

My next stop was Coyhaique on the Carretera Austral, built in the lasts 80s by Pinochet it’s the only road that connects this region with the rest of Chile. Previous to this they were only accessible by boat or via Argentina. I’ve read a lot about this area and essentially what you keep reading is …

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Chiloé – Ancud, Pingüinos de Puñihuil, Castro, Achao, Dalcahue and Cucau (Muelle de las Almas)

I woke up feeling really tired* after two weeks of nonstop travel. This is the first day where I hadn’t planned how to get to my next destination, Ancud on Chiloé, which is a huge island with some UNESCO heritage churches and plazas. The people I’ve met on my travels have said it’s worth visiting …

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