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Pichilemu in Chile is a hidden gem to travel. A surfer stands on the rock edge about to jump in

Why Pichilemu in Chile is a hidden gem to travel

I planned three days here. After falling into sun, surf and small town chilled hippy vibes, I stayed eight.
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Why Pichilemu in Chile is a hidden gem to travel…
I have a lot of love for Chile and a huge amount of love for Pichilemu. Pichilemu in Chile is a hidden gem to travel. I Think this was mainly formed by my stay at Sunset Hostel, which was more like a family home with ya mates round 24/7 than a hostel. It…

3 reasons why you CANNOT skip Pucon when travelling. The view from reaching the top of the Parque National Huerquehue trek where you can see 9 volcanoes in the 360 degree views

3 reasons why you CANNOT skip Pucon when travelling

A ski resort at the foot of a volcano, the best one day solo trek I’ve ever done, mind blowing coffee and the nicest hostel in south America, voted number 1 on hostel world. Aye, that’ll do.
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3 reasons why you CANNOT skip Pucon when travelling. Staying at  Chili Kiwi was one of those places I planned 3 nights and stayed a week. It has everything. I can fully appreciate and support why it was voted number 1 in the…

Travelling Valparaiso? There's no place like it. View of the main tourist area in Valparaiso with its multi coloured buildings and port at the back.

Travelling Valparaiso? Here’s why there’s no place like it

Banksy would eat his heart out, a city of graffiti where it’s respected and cherished. I ate my burger heart out in the best burger joint I’d found on my travels. They paired 4 pints of craft beer to each individual burger as standard. Fwooar!
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Travelling Valparaiso? Here’s why there’s no place like it. I felt like I was wandering around a film set in the small main part of Valperasio, naturally I felt right at home from my days…

How to travel, live and breath Santiago. The view from the San Cristobal at the very top looking over the whole city of Santiago. A must do walk.

How to travel, live and breath Santiago

Whenever I say this word I feel I should be singing it. Perhaps because the city itself is so aesthetically pleasing it deserves to be talked about in song. Just not with my arse sounding northern accent.
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How to travel, live and breath Santiago. After landing at the airport I caught a bus to down town central. Stayed my first three nights in Che Legarto Hostel. It was nice, big, clean and close to the centre for exploring but not…

All you need to know for backpacking Iquique

I was in the wild west crossed with a Miami sea front. That had a 1000ft sand wall behind it, which I jumped off.
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All you need to know for backpacking Iquique. I went here to surf and chill out for a few days. Following a 6 week non-stop adventure through Peru and Bolivia. I found the place authentic, truly Chilean at heart. No tourist areas or traps. In fact I met only one other English person in my three-day…

Here's the magic of backpacking San Pedro de Atacama. A view of a lagoon out in the desert with the purple evening sky

Here’s the magic of backpacking San Pedro de Atacama

If Aladdin’s cave is real, I reckon it’ll be here. And if you’ve never sweated out of all your orifices before, you will here.
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Here’s the magic of backpacking San Pedro de Atacama. I was a big fan of this little desert town because it was so unlike any other place I’d been. There’s two things I remember thinking when I arrived off the bus from the salt flat tour 1. Fuck it’s hot 2. Sand.
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Here's the best way to backpack Chiloé Island. A view looking out over the water with one of the small towns below

Here’s the best way to backpack Chiloé Island

I was in the arse end of nowhere on the arse end of an island with an arse end of a rental car. Arse. Only one thing to do ROAD TRIP!
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Here’s the best way to backpack Chiloé Island. I called 13 Lunas in Ancud my home here after stepping off the coach from Puerto Montt, and it is a home. A home from home. It has huge lounges, a massive kitchen and apple orchard garden where I TRX’d and…