We are a week away from heading into South American country number 5, but so far, Chile has been my favourite.
Many many moons ago I went to Morocco with a girlfriend from Australia who I was on a student exchange with in Denmark.
We recently spent 5 weeks in Chile; starting in the southern reaches of Patagonia and working our way up to San Pedro de Atacama in the north before finally crossing into Peru.
San Pedro de Atacama is like nothing you have seen before. An entire town made of dusty red adobe. Complete with red dusty streets and a crystal clear desert sky.
Easter Island has been a huge bucket list item for me since for as long as I can remember. There was no way I was going to Santiago and not also going to Easter Island.
Now I know that saying you don’t like the food of a particular country can stir up a whole lot of emotions, but you know what.
We decided to use our 12 months of parental leave to the fullest, and we have hit the road for 8 months of my leave.
The quirky capitol of Vilnius captured my heart during a visit a few years ago. It’s a small city, and the old town can easily be explored over a weekend trip.
The picturesque town of Valparaiso. Perched on a steep hill, accessed by a number of rickety old funiculars, is a joy to wander around.
I am finding this 48 hours series more and more difficult to write. Probably because we have slowed down quite a bit as travelers recently (traveling with two kids under the age of 5 will do that to you!
When it comes to traveling with kids in South America, Santiago has been one of the best places we have visited.
Patagonia was high on our bucket list, and we wanted to get the most out of our trip to the south of Argentina and Chile.
When I first started researching what we could do in Patagonia with a 4 year old and a 4 month old in tow, we found very little information.
We had a couple days to kill between our Puerto Natales booking and our Santiago booking, so we decided to take the overnight bus plunge and go to Pucon.
We just left Chile after just over a month in the country – which was amazing – and I will soon get some posts up detailing our experiences.
We flew into Buenos Aires, the first stop on our 5.5 month trip through South America. From there we went south, so it’s probably no surprise that all of our top 5 photos come from Argentinian Patagonia.
Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer.
As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip.
The southern Patagonian ice field is one of the most important collections of glaciers in the world. The ice field which spreads along the Andes for 350 km’s.
Before traveling to Patagonia with my four year old and three month old sons, I did quite a bit of research and asked quite a few questions in forums about family hikes in Patagonia.