CHILE

Mainly for budget reasons, I spent just 12 days in Chile…

…and they were a whirlwind 12 days! I crossed the border by bus– heading to Puerto Natales from El Calafate, Argentina– in the Patagonia region. I spent 2 days in Puerto Natales, the launching point for the legendary Torres del Paine National Park, and a day in Punta Arenas before flying due north to Santiago. I spent a sunny day there before making the short trip to Valparaiso on the coast for two days of street art and winery tours in the nearby Casablanca wine region. Then, I headed back to Santiago to catch a flight up to San Pedro de Atacama– the driest place on earth– for 3 days before crossing over into Bolivia.

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