Having all of our expectations exceeded in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Note: We dedicated quite a bit of time trying to figure out the best way to visit the Sacred Valley in a cost effective and time effective manner. We ended up with a mixture of a tour, self-guided and a private transfer. It took a bit of organisation so for practical advice, scroll to the … Continue reading Having all of our expectations exceeded in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Street art, cerveza and chorrillana – The very best of Valparaíso

Travelling from Puerto Montt to Santiago and on to Valparaíso completely wiped us out. It was amazingly easy, despite the number of changes, but by the time we had walked from Valpo’s bus station to our hostel we were ready to give up and we spent the afternoon lying down. Our hostel was very weird, … Continue reading Street art, cerveza and chorrillana – The very best of Valparaíso

How not to cross a border – Futaleufú, Chile to Argentina

We made absolute tits of ourselves at the border crossing from Chile to Argentina. Getting ourselves across the border was very easy; the car was another matter entirely. We had our passports, driving licences and the car ownership documentation all ready to go. We knew that we had permission to cross the border because we’d … Continue reading How not to cross a border – Futaleufú, Chile to Argentina

Oh look some more hills, we must climb them! – Parque Pumalín & Futaleufú

We’d used up our time allocated to Parque Pumalín hiding from the rain, so we didn’t really feel like we had been able to get as much out of it as we would have liked but there's nothing that you can do about the weather. We picked up food for lunch in Chaitén and then … Continue reading Oh look some more hills, we must climb them! – Parque Pumalín & Futaleufú

Puerto Montt and the start of the Carretera Austral

The bus journey to Chile went incredibly smoothly, once through the Argentine border we drove through 40km of cloud to get us to the Chilean border where we disembarked with all of our belongings and stood in a line watching the absolutely gorgeous sniffer dog wag his way around our bags. Three hours later we … Continue reading Puerto Montt and the start of the Carretera Austral