Day Trips from Santiago, Chile

Day Trips from Santiago, Chile

Article Updated April 2016 Santiago’s proximity to mountains, countryside, vineyards and beaches makes it a perfect place to set up your base. From the city, you can travel by car, bus, taxi or train to any number of day trips. If you need to get out of the city...
ANZAC Day in Santiago, Chile

ANZAC Day in Santiago, Chile

The 25th of April, ANZAC Day, is an important day for most Australians and New Zealanders, and I for one, remember it wherever I am in the world. Despite the years that have passed and the modern, busy times we live in, I am proud when I see just how many people still...
San Pedro de Atacama, Explore Chile’s Deserts

San Pedro de Atacama, Explore Chile’s Deserts

Article updated January 2016 San Pedro de Atacama is a small, quaint old town in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile. It’s popular for its proximity to awesome natural landscapes, its stargazing opportunities, wildlife spotting and its traditional architecture. What...
Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Article updated April 2015 Patagonia is the name given to the southernmost reaches of Chile and Argentina. It is characterised by fantastic mountain peaks, long stretches of rural farmland and on the west coast, fjordlands. It’s an incredible display of natural...
Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

Article Updated April 2016 For many people that come to South America, a must-see attraction in Peru, is Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, hiking to discover the long-hidden ruins of a citadel of the Inca empire. Since the coming of the conquistadors, many ancient Inca...
How to Get To and From the Airport in Santiago, Chile

How to Get To and From the Airport in Santiago, Chile

Article updated October 2015 As good as Santiago’s public transport system is, there is one major flaw. There is no simple public transport option to the airport. I know, it’s crazy, but we are here to help! Getting to the airport is easy enough if you...
Accommodation: Hostal Providencia

Accommodation: Hostal Providencia

Hostal Providencia With two full time receptionists, a full time maintenance guy and a total of 17 staff, manager Mario and his crew run a tight ship. Mario’s aim is to run a big hostel with a family atmosphere – so no matter who you are...