01 Jan 2018

Two Weeks in Patagonia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

The vast distances between places of interest in Patagonia makes it a hard region to plan a trip to. This long shard of land in the deep south of South America, divided up between Argentina and Chile, is home to some of the world’s most hike-worthy mountain scenery. After months

Bahia Inglesia , one of the best beaches in Chile
15 Jun 2016

Bahia Inglesa: One of the Best Beaches in Chile

The 22 hour bus ride between San Pedro de Atacama and Santiago sounded like torture. With that potential nightmare in mind, I made it my mission to find a worthwhile place to break up the trip. Bahia Inglesa immediately drew me in. The white sand and turquoise water I’d seen

26 Mar 2016

A Journey to the Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna), Chile

I’ve always been fascinated by the Moon. While I still hold out hope of one day travelling there (check out this post), the Valley of the Moon, or Valle de la Luna as it is known in Spanish, is as close as I’m going to get for the foreseeable future.

Day trip to Valparaiso, Chile
12 Feb 2016

A Day Trip to Valparaiso, Santiago’s Scruffy Seaside Sister

Valparaiso, how absurd you are… you haven’t combed your hair, you’ve never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you. This paraphrased (and translated) piece of Pablo Neruda’s famous poem Oda a Valparaiso (well I assume it’s famous, I saw it in Lonely Planet) sums up the city

15 Jan 2016

A Budget Cruise in Patagonia: The Navimag Ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales

I should mention straight away that the trip from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales isn’t your typical cruise. There are no swimming pools, tennis courts, spas, fancy meals or alcohol. There is plenty of stunning scenery though, and at $300 for a 3 night trip it’s great value (we went in

The W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park
31 Dec 2015

The W Trek, Torres del Paine National Park: Trekking in Patagonia

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect” – Paul Theroux My feet and ankles throbbed with pain at the end of every day. Those last couple of kilometres were always the worst, and at those moments I lamented persisting with my half broken, fake Salomon hiking shoes that I bought in

Buenos Aires to Santiago by bus
17 Dec 2015

Buenos Aires to Santiago by Bus: Crossing the Border between Argentina and Chile

After failing to find anything resembling a cheap flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago (or Santiago de Chile, as it’s known in these parts), I decided the 20 hour bus ride would be the best bet. It was a pretty smooth trip and the border crossing was easy. Here’s everything you

Puerto Varas and Vincente Pérez Rosales National Park: Exploring Chile's Lake District
18 Nov 2015

Puerto Varas and Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park: Exploring Chile’s Lake District

After three night buses in five days, we arrived in Puerto Varas in the pouring rain. It wasn’t a great start (it rained that entire first day) but I quickly came to realise that Puerto Varas is a cool little town, and the nearby Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (Chile’s