Warning – Rio Piedras Bridge

A warning to anyone going up La Junta by foot, the suspension bridge over Río Piedras is not currently safe to cross.After a few days of heavy rain at the end of May thousands of tons of debris was washed down, ripping out the foundations on one side of the bridge, leaving uprooted trees everywhere … Continue reading Warning – Rio Piedras Bridge

Lago Cayutué 

A perfect day trip if you're staying in Cochamo or Puerto Varas. Discover how huasos are still living as they have done for 100 years by walking up to this pristine patagonian mountain lake.

We’re leaving Santiago 

So the time has come to pack up all our things in an enormous Toyota 4Runner and start to make our way in the world.  The plan is to head up to Copiapó to see the flowers blooming in the desert, the driest de returned in the world, and then drive down south towards Puerto … Continue reading We’re leaving Santiago 

Chile first impressions

We've been here just over a week. Here are a few, and by no means comprehensive, thoughts. "This isn't Bolivia". Things get done. Slowly, but they get done. Well, about 80% of the time.  Beauracracy is king. You take a number so you can get some paperwork to take to another person (having taken a … Continue reading Chile first impressions

How to make a phone call in Chile

So we got to Chile alright. And we got the dogs. It took about three hours and a lot of shuttling of paperwork around between the Aduana, SAG and the freight company at the airport (and a trip to the pharmacy) but we did it. Getting a functioning SIM card was... different. Read on for … Continue reading How to make a phone call in Chile