Monthly Archives: November 2016

Volcanic Sand

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20th Nov 2016 For the last day of our road trip we are off to Putu and Constitucion on the coast to see the grey volcanic sand. We carve up the rest of last night’s roast chicken for a packed …

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Our Grand Tour

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19th Nov. 2016 Last night we watched the first episode of Grand Tour on Amazon Video – where Clarkson et al moved to when they were sacked by the BBC. It seems it isn’t just the presenters that moved over …

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Wine Country

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18th Nov. 2016 Today we are heading for Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley famous for wine. It is back up the Pan American highway retracing our steps of yesterday to begin with and then heading north west. In planning …

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Our Two Favourite Attractions

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17th Nov. 2016 Tempting as it is just to replay the entire Monty Python Spanish Inquisition sketch, I’ll confine myself to stating that our two favourite attractions are cemeteries and railway museums – and markets, and churches, and breweries / …

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Tacna To Talca

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6th Nov. 2016 Today we leave Valparaiso behind us and it is back on a bus trip. We are heading to Talca which is four hours south of Santiago and the most southernmost point on this trip in Chile. It …

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

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15th Nov. 2016 There’s no avoiding it. We are going to have to go and explore at least some of the 41 hills that comprise Valparaíso. No visit here would be complete without doing so – particularly as some of …

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En Paro (On Strike)

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14th Nov. 2016 We have been told that a number of government workers are again on strike today, so some of the attractions will be shut. Valparaiso is on the west coast of Chile and is a sprawling city built …

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It’s Taken Four Years To Get Here

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13th Nov. 2106 We sat on the bus for most of today and not a whole lot happened. Whilst a fair summary, after this famous post in Pucon 4 years ago, Janet is not going to let me get away with …

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What Are The Opening Hours?

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12th Nov. 2016 We have been struggling to understand the opening hours of shops and restaurants in Chile. One place did have the opening times in the window, but when it was shut these times were obscured by the shutters …

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Sampling The Local Produce

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11th Nov. 2016 In our “making it up as we go along” itinerary, there are always decisions to be made – and once they are made, you can only look forward to the next decision and not back at what …

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