Category archives for Chile

Distances that are incredible to describe (every trip seems to be at least 10 hours), open spaces, desserts, amazingly beautiful southern skies at night and friendly people.

Doing it “our way”

Now although we quite enjoyed Chile so far (nice people, very beatiful landscapes and good buses :-) ) we had a little bit of a deception when we got to San Pedro de Atacama in the north. We already had a small feeling that this place was going to be very touristy, but we didn’t expect it to be a “circus-town” with more travel-agencies and fancy, too expensive restaurants than actual people living there. But we tried not to get the mass-tourism-virus take us down, ignored the tour operators jumping on us everytime we went out for a walk and rented a car to do some tours on our own. Definitely not the most economic solution (glups!) but for sure the best one for our mental state. Have a look at our picture story below. :-)

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The difference with Chilean buses…

So as it is up to me to do the real work, let’s get started! ;-) The good thing about me doing the work though is that I get to decide on most articles. :-) So let’s talk about my favorite subject once more: buses!

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Santiago de Chile: A nice city after all…

Before going to Santiago de Chile, a lot of people told us “Ah, you’ll see, it’s nothing there. Just a big business center!” or “Santiago? Oh no! Don’t stay there longer than a day! It’s horrible!”. Even our guidebook made us believe that Santiago was not worth the effort saying that “you shouldn’t spend too much time here” or “Santiago shouldn’t be the highlight of your stay in Chile”.

But we actually proved all those people and the guidebook are wrong: we think Santiago is worth the detour. You just have to do the effort to go out and find the nice places and neighbourhoods and you will find out that Santiago actually has quite a lot to offer. :-)

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