Carretera Austral (Chile)

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The construction of the Carretera Austral started at 1976 during Pinochet’s dictatorship, to connect the South of Chile with the rest of the country via land. Up until today, there are maintenance and construction works and some parts of the road are tarmac while others remain unpaved. The truth is that we preferred the more … Read More

Puerto Montt (Chile)

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Puerto Montt

That morning we left from Santiago, the weather was sunny and the day bright like our smiles. We were so happy to be on the road again! We took the Panamerican (Ruta 5) towards the south and as usual, we had no idea what we’d see or where we’d spend the night. The summer had … Read More

Santiago (Chile)

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It was early afternoon when we entered Santiago. From the first moment we left the highway and started driving in the streets of the city, we got the disorientation we always feel in the big cities. It is completely different in a small town, where we can easily guess which direction is the center and … Read More

Atacama Desert (Chile)

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The truth is that we hadn’t heard many stories of sheer excitement about Chile. Of course, we knew about the fantastic landscape in the Atacama Desert or in the Chilean Patagonia, but we had also heard that people there are a bit snobby and unwelcoming, their Spanish is difficult to understand and that everything in … Read More