Category Archives: Chile

Two Solitudes

From the editor: This post originally appeared in 2005 Twice in the past month I’ve done what most Argentines have never done in their lives – crossed the border into Chile. It’s too tempting! I can actually see the mountains … Continue reading

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Explora vs Tierra vs Singular vs Remota vs Indigo…..

The lodging options in the Torres del Paine region of southern Chile keep getting better. A few years ago, I praised nearby Puerto Natales for its forward-thinking hoteliers and jaw-dropping, avant-garde style. The architecture of these places is so modern … Continue reading

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Morning By The Sea

Sun breaking through clouds gathered on top of snow-capped peaks. GF, my travel companion, has never seen mountains and sea together like this. To her, the coast is Vina del Mar – wide open ocean of the Central Coast. She … Continue reading

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Under the Volcano

With ecoli in Europe and dengue in Missiones, earthquakes in Christchurch, uprisings in Syria and even riots in Vancouver, Patagonia often feels like a long distant outpost, a Shangri-La separated from the incessant buzz of world happenings. It can feel … Continue reading

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A Sad Day in Patagonia

Today is a sad day in Patagonia. A Chilean goverment commission has approved the $8billion hydroelectric project that will dam 5 wild rivers in the Aysen Region of Southern Chile, including the mighty Rio Baker. These are pristine, ice-blue rivers … Continue reading

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Bring your Plan B to Bariloche in March

While the crisis in Punta Arenas has officially come to an end – on Wednesday after a week of blockades, an agreement was reached and travel is back to ‘normal’ in southern Chile – another mini-tourism crisis is coming down … Continue reading

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