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Chile

April 2007

At the end of March we crossed from Argentinian Patagonia into Chile, and headed for a place called Torres Del Paine. This is the view from our campsite, one of the coldest places I'd experienced so far.

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Here are some of my overland truck mates.

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The setting was a great location for trekking and other outdoorsy type stuff.

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One of the most impressive sights in this part of the continent is the Perito Moreno glaciar. It's named after the explorer Fransisco Moreno, who apparently gave up the search and turned back, unaware he was only a few kilometres away. For more about this chap, who was quite an adventurer, have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Moreno

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As we headed north we zigzagged across the Argentinian/Chilean border, so I visited once again Bariloche and also went climbing glaciars, sliding down volcanoes and also paragliding. Sadly my camera had mysteriously broken by this stage, so I have no pictures to back up these claims.

By the time my replacement camera had arrived, courtesy of Edward, we were in Santiago. We didn't spend much time there and instead headed to the UNESCO listed seaside town of Val Paraiso.

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Then we continued our journey north towards Bolivia, via a few beach resorts. This is a sunset at a place called La Serena.

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Finally we arrived at the border with Bolivia, a town called San Pedro, on the edge of the Atacama desert, the driest in the world, so they say. We had a fancy dress party here and met a chap who can do fire throwing or Pai.

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Here's a picture of a large plant.

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Posted by Darell 10:45 Archived in Chile

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