Tag: camping

The start of the O Trek

Ten Reasons Why You Should Do the O Full Circuit over the W trek in Torres del Paine

I, Antie, must admit, I took a little bit of persuasion from Pete to undertake the eight-day O trek in Torres del Paine. I was concerned about carrying our backpacks for that length of time and also whether my fitness levels were up to the challenge but I could not […]

Patagonia

How to Do Patagonia on a Budget 

Travelling in Patagonia is not cheap, especially compared to other places in South America, such as Bolivia and Colombia. We suddenly went from having our own rooms in hostels and eating three course meals to camping, eating pasta and salami on a daily basis and drinking boxed wine (which is […]

A heron sleeps

When the Earth Sank

In 1960, the region around the town of Valdivia in Chile, was hit by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. It is believed to have been between 9.4-9.6 on the Richter scale and affected an estimated 400,000 square kilometres (for context, the UK is only slightly over half of that […]