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Street Art Valparaiso, Chile   Is it graffiti, or is it street art? In Valparaiso, Chile it’s hard to find a street without any beautiful, creative murals. When wandering around in this Chilean harbour city I was curious what the streets would treat my eyes with every time I took a turn. Yes, I agree […]

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With bottles of water, sunscreen, a hat, a warm sweater and not to forget a camera, we were ready to go into the Atacama desert. Walking and driving through the enormous sand dunes and the moon like landscape felt surreal, but the heat makes you realize that you are in the desert for real. As […]

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  • Crossing the Andes
  • Cachi
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If you’re accustomed to live below sea level, like in my case in Amsterdam, you may already feel the impact of an altitude of 2280 meters such as in Cachi. Crossing the northern part of the Andes to traverse the Argentinian-Chilean border you’ll suddenly be faced with altitudes of up to 4800 meters. At this […]

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  • Valparaiso Hill Artilleria
  • Valparaiso
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As big part of historic Valparaíso has been declared an UNESCO world heritage site, the old wooden and colorful houses are maintained well, creating strong contrasts with more recently built buildings. In the past houses were built wherever one would find a free spot on one of the hills of Valparaíso. The houses were mostly […]

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Valparaiso
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  Valparaiso, the Chilean harbor city built on numerous hills and one of the country’s most important seaports. To get around the different parts of the city more quickly many steep stairs and funicular elevators were built. With a certain level of fitness it may save you some time indeed. We found them quite a […]

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Santiago de Chile Sunset
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Sunset over Santiago de Chile from Cerro San Cristobal.    

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Castro Stilt Houses
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The inhabitants of Castro and Chonchi on Isla Chiloe, the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago, still live in the colorful stilt houses – also called palafitos – once built there in the 19th century. The houses were built on stilts to protect the people against the tides. Do you think Venice would have looked […]

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  • Valdivia seals
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Through the daily feeding of the leftovers at mercado Fluvia these seals have clearly become accustomed to people around them. Today they decided to leave the water for a stroll with the other Sunday walkers, shooing away anyone in their way or coming too close.

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Valdivia street art
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Yarn bomb at one of  the entrances towards the museum district of Valdivia. In this type of street art colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre are being used instead of paint or chalk. It is slowly seen more and more around the world at unexpected places.

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Villarrica
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While climbing the Villarrica volcano near Pucon, Chile, a blanket of clouds developed under us making the view to the other volcanoes in the area even more spectacular. Due to the treacherous winds and clouds the climb up to the crater of the volcano is not without any dangers. The week before we arrived, several […]

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Pucon Dog
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Exhausted after playing at Pucon’s beach. One of the many stray dogs in Patagonia. Stray dogs are an accepted part of streetlife here and well taken care of by society. People feed them, wash them and even provide them with clothes during winter time, making the dogs have a friendly and playful approach towards human […]

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Villarrica
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Chile has hundreds of volcanoes. Villarrica – here seen from Huerquehue National Park – is one of the most active ones. We decided to climb it. For the full story click here.

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Huerquehue NP
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The region around Pucon, Chile, is known for its various outdoor activities, among which the climbing of the Villarrica volcano, one of Chile’s most active ones.  With excellent hiking opportunities in nearby Huerquehue National Park you could easily spend a week in the area. While hiking in the park we were not only treated by […]

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Punta Arenas Cemetery
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One of the most impressive cemeteries in South America is the cemetery in Punta Arenas. Through the decades South Americans and migrated Europeans have been buried here, maintaining their own burial customs. The abundance of colorful (fake) flowers give the place a special feel.

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