Category Archive: south america

Starting the Torres del Paine W+ Hike

Torres del Paine is a trek of somewhat mythical reputation, a trek that comes up in any conversation surrounding Patagonia. This means conversation at travel spots all along the way from Santiago to… Continue reading

Christmas in Puerto Natales, Chile

It’s a bit strange being away from home for Christmas. I’ve spent three adult Christmases outside of Seattle that I can think of, and out of the three my latest – spent in… Continue reading

Sunrise and Sunset Time Lapses from Rapa Nui

My dad and I woke up early one morning to catch the sunrise behind the Moai at Tongariki. Sadly I’m still figuring out how to do these time lapses and my battery ran… Continue reading

The Moai of Easter Island

Funny how some things you can see 1,000 times on a postcard, but when you see them in person they still impress you. This is how I’ve felt about Ayers Rock in Australia… Continue reading

VIP at the Chilean presidential elections

When we checked into the Hotel Plaza San Francisco in downtown Santiago, we were handed a letter explaining that one of the presidential candidates would be using the hotel as their base zero… Continue reading

My Last Day on Easter Island

It’s not normal to make your first post about a place be about my last day there, but I’m doing it. The first time I traveled South America, I couldn’t afford the trip… Continue reading

More Photos from Valparaiso

A bit behind on posting, so wanted to get a few more photos from my time in Valparaiso up! This dog was waiting for something: Empanadas de pino – similar to Pampeana’s Carne… Continue reading

The Graffitied Walls of Valparaiso

Hilly Valparaiso sits on the coast of Chile, 1.5 hours from Santiago. There is no beach to speak of; you wouldn’t want to go in that water anyway. The best part of this… Continue reading

Goodbye Seattle, Hola Santiago

A few days ago I packed up my final things and said goodbye. I’ve never planned something like this so far in advance. In a way it was just a relief it was… Continue reading

Easter Island On My Map

I bought some old maps at the Fremont flea market a year ago. Old meaning 1940. Old meaning in their world snapshot, Honduras still reaches the Pacific coast. Old meaning a couple have… Continue reading