Perito Moreno

4 days of walking literally brought us down to our knees. We came back to Puerto Natales with swollen knees, rolled ankles and blistered feet. We had planned a spare day to rest and recover before heading to the Argentinean side of Patagonia to El Calafate. The bus ride was fairly easy, 6 hours through…

Torres del Paine W Trek – Grey Glacier

On our last and final day, we had another long way ahead of us. Another 20km, this time with very sore knees. The first 8.5km of the walk was quite easy, going around Scott’s erg Lagoon. Luckily for us the rain had stopped by lunch the day before, which allowed for the soil to dry…

Torres del Paine, W Trek- Mirrador de las Torres

From the Mars-like desert we headed to the Patagonia region, in the far south of Chile. Also desolate, but very different. This part of our trip has been a long time coming, as we’ve been talking about it for what literally seems years. Patagonia is located about 3h30 south of Santiago by plane, and is…

San Pedro de Atacama – Geysir Tatio & Moon Valley

Today was another brutal 4.45am alarm for us. We’ll sleep for days when we get back to Sydney to catch up on our sleep deficit! We came back from our astronomy tour at midnight, so got a ridiculously short night sleep before another packed day. This time we headed north, high up in the Andes…

San Pedro de Atacama – Piedras Rojas & Salar de Atacama

After a few cancellations and a required re-shuffling of our schedule, we now had 2 very full days ahead of us. On the first day we got picked up at our hotel at 7am for a full day tour of the Piedras Rojas & Salar de Atacama. Piedras Rojas, located about 2 hours south of…

San Pedro de Atacama

On Nick’s birthday, it was time to reach our next stop in Chile, San Pedro de Atacama. It is a small town in the middle of the Atacama desert, located on the north-eastern side of Chile close to the Bolivian border. 3 years ago, when traveling in South America for a month, we spent 3…

Viña del Mar & Valparaiso

A small coastal town located about 1h30 away west of Santiago, Viña del Mar is the locals getaway town when they want a weekend at the beach. We had initially planned to spend 2 nights in Valparaiso and 2 nights in Viña del Mar, but after checking the news and being told by locals to…

Santiago

Unfortunately, due to the protests that started in Chile towards the end of October and the state of emergency, we were very limited by the amount of stuff we could do in Santiago. Most public institutions and tourist spots were closed, greatly hindering our ability to do what we wanted. We arrived on a Saturday…

Medellin – Guatapé tour & coffee farm

On our third day in Medellin, we decided to book a day tour to Guatapé. Located approx 2hrs east, it is home to a famous rock, lakes and incredible views. The tour was recommended to us by one of my friends who we met up with in NYC; she had done it a few months…