Monthly Archives: September 2016

Perros callejero de Chile (Street dogs of Chile).

Chileans certainly seem to love their dogs. I can’t really comment on their relationships with felines. Although the absence of cats may be a direct consequence of the abundance of street dogs. I did observe a rusty corrugated roof in … Continue reading

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Nervous sheep, (yet more) wine, gortex and glaciers.

Valle de Colchagua. I’m in Patagonia now, but let’s reiterate that Colchagua Valley was our stopover for an education in Chilean wine – especially Vino Tinto. (Take note Mr Tax Man – you may be finding a few receipts in … Continue reading

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Good drivers and good legs. Welcome to Valparaiso.

12 September 2016 Valparaiso, the port city on Chile’s Pacific coast. Home to the oddest collection of brightly painted shacks cum mansions clinging to the side of the surrounding hills. The houses here are a mixture of corrugated iron, wood, … Continue reading

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Pokémon and Pisco Sours

4 September 2016 Wow those Pisco Sours have a kick. We were befriended by a local, as you generally are at tourist sites, and there is always an angle. Yesterday we were ‘given’ a mass photocopied poem by a middle-aged … Continue reading

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Snow is white, right?

2 September 2016 The Andes is a white snow-capped mountain range that stretches the length of Chile. So why is it that when I look out of my lounge room window I get an amazing vista of a ‘pink’ tinge … Continue reading

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