Blog posts from Chile 2012
Chile 2012: where we dined in Santiago

Chile 2012: where we dined in Santiago

La Pizza Nostra - We went here on Sunday night on the suggestion of the hotel (many restaurants are closed on Sunday in Santiago). Though we arrived around 10p, there were a surprising number of...

Chile 2012: Exploring Santiago

Chile 2012: Exploring Santiago

We had an evening flight out of Santiago which gave us the whole day to explore the city. Our first stop was the sculpture park located just across the river from our hotel. I really enjoyed seeing...

Chile 2012: Daytrip from Santiago

Chile 2012: Daytrip from Santiago

For our first day in Santiago we wanted to get out of the city and eventually booked a trip with AndoAndes. They had very good reviews on TripAdvisor for their main hiking excursion to the nearby...

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Cejar Lagoon

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Cejar Lagoon

Our flight didn't leave until the early evening on our last day, so we were able to take a quick trip over to the Cejar Lagoon for a soak in some very salty water. The guide took us the scenic way...

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 3

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 3

Altiplanic Lagoons For our third day we chose an all-day excursion to the Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons. These two lakes are at an altitude of ~13,500 feet up in the Andes close to the border with...

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 2

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 2

Cornices As mentioned previously, we had a quick glimpse of the Valle de la Muerte on day 1 and were excited to hike into it on day 2. Once again we lucked out and had this tour to ourselves. We...

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 1

Chile 2012: Atacama Desert, Day 1

Valle de la Luna / Valle de la Muerte This excursion was recommended for our first day as it was beautiful but not too strenuous - the town is at ~7,900 ft, so oxygen is thin (for us). We lucked out...

Chile 2012: where we stayed

Chile 2012: where we stayed

Tierra Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama Tierra Atacama is a small resort located on the outskirts of town. Our rate included everything from airport transfers, to food and drinks, to half-day and...

Chile 2012: overview

Chile 2012: overview

Planning for our trip to Chile began in summer 2011 when we first heard that British Air mile awards were going to change, but that BA would not publish the new rules until they went active... the...

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