Category: Chile

Easter Island: Remote Isle of Mystery

I’ll be honest – I’d wanted to go to Easter Island ever since I read Jared Diamond’s book Collapse about how the Easter Islanders went from being a complex civilization of thousands of individuals who produced those amazing iconic statues, the moai, to a dwindling group of stragglers by the time the first Westerner, Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen, first stumbled upon the island in 1722.

Santiago to Valparaiso Day Trip

With Valparaiso just 60 miles to the west, a Santiago to Valparaiso day trip is easily done.  There are many things to do in Valparaiso, Chile (or “Valpo”, as it’s known to its friends) that could warrant a longer stay, but we only had one day before we had to fly off to Easter Island, and one day is long enough to imbibe the artful vibe of this lovely seaside town.

Chile’s Atacama Desert

Why visit the Atacama Desert? Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world.  What of interest could possibly be there?  Plenty!  From landscapes that resemble distant planets, to erupting geysers to […]