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...
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...

10 Ways to Save Money in Santiago

Traveling abroad can be expensive, but there are many different ways to save money, and still enjoy the full experience of your new locale at the same time! 1. Go to Happy Hour! Have dinner or drinks earlier to take advantage of happy hour prices: in Santiago it’s...
Pachamama… Explore Chile by Bus!

Pachamama… Explore Chile by Bus!

For a country-wide hop-on, hop-off bus service, see Pachamama. Named after a goddess of the Andes, this company offers an alternative to often expensive plane tickets, frighteningly-long bus trips or perhaps the intimidating option of hiring a car. Facilitating...
Iquique and Humberstone: Explore Northern Chile

Iquique and Humberstone: Explore Northern Chile

Pronounced “Ee-kee-keh”, Iquique is one of the northernmost cities in Chile, topped only by Arica. It’s a port town, with popular beaches and set at the base of enormous sandhills. The city’s history and location is a source of pride for the Chilean people, both for...
Beaches of Chile’s Central Coast: Zapallar and Cachagua

Beaches of Chile’s Central Coast: Zapallar and Cachagua

As an Australian, I have grown up with amazingly beautiful beaches within minutes from home. I’m thoroughly spoilt and am quite picky when it comes to choosing sea-sand-surf that is up to standard. It is understandably a bit difficult living in a city that does...