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Torres del Paine, bring the pain!

May 27, 2011. I had stayed up late the night before packing my backpack for a 6-day/5-night W-trek in the Patagonia. I had my food squared away, my sleeping bag, alcohol fuel, sleeping pad, tent, etc. I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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The Navimag ferry to the Patagonia

It was Monday, May 23, 2011. Kayla, Javiera, Marnoch and I were all up early to catch buses and part ways after traveling together for the last 4 days. Javiera left the Nuevo Mundo hostel the earliest to catch her … Continue reading

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Killing time in Chiloe

When I first arrived in Puerto Mont on the morning of May 18, 2011, via an overnight bus from Santiago, I was the only staying at Casa Perla, a small hostel located near the bus station.  An e-mail from the … Continue reading

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I don’t know how to ride a horse, but I can fake it pretty well.

It was May 13, 2011.  I was still on Easter Island, Chile.  I had arranged to rent a horse from Pepe, the local Rapa Nui who I befriend two days earlier.  Rather than go through a formal tour operator, I … Continue reading

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Life and lemons on Rapa Nui.

Sometimes things work out even better when a plan falls apart.  There’s always opportunity.  Case in point:  it was last Tuesday, May 10, 2011, when I started off in the morning for a day-long hike from my campsite at Mihinoa … Continue reading

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“You eat sea urchins the same way you that you kiss a woman.”

I arrived on Easter Island on Sunday, May 8th. I met Casie, a girl from California who was staying at the same place that I was, and we started walking from our campsite at Mihinoa towards the moai statues that … Continue reading

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