Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sooo, that was nine months ago

After Easter Island, I flew back to mainland Chile, spent a day, mostly in a lovely hilltop park, in Santiago and then flew back to the UK. I’d foolishly booked a flight with a change in New York, not realising … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui National Park

Politically part of Chile, Easter Island is 3,500km west of the mainland and is billed as the most remote inhabited island in the world. Its nearest neighbour is Pitcairn Island, 2,000km further west. I flew there from Santiago for a … Continue reading

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One that got away

I took another overnight bus back to the capital from Chiloé then a 90 minute one out to the town of Rancagua with the intention of visiting the Sewell Mining Town WHS nearby. This is the works and company town for a … Continue reading

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Churches of Chiloé

The archipelago of Chiloé is at the point, about half way down, where the coast of Chile seems to break up. It comprises one large island with a fair number of small ones lying on its eastern (mainland) side. I reached … Continue reading

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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

Chile is a long narrow country squeezed between the Pacific and the Andes. Iquique is close to the top, but my next stop was down in the middle, so to avoid a twenty-four hour bus journey, I flew to the … Continue reading

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