Santiago de Chile Parks by JetSettingFools.com

Santiago de Chile parks

Santiago is the largest city on our journey thus far, and the first few hours were spent processing the change of pace and getting acquainted to our new concrete surroundings. Despite (what feels like) all the people and the constant, horn-honking traffic, in our first 30 hours we’ve had success navigating the massive metropolis. Not only have we wandered through a few of the innercity Santiago de Chile parks, we’ve also taken in some historic sights.… Read the rest


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A short stay in Puerto Varas, Chile

We only booked two nights in Puerto Varas, Chile, our shortest stay in one place since we started traveling full-time (which, actually made us chuckle as that used to be our standard length of stay in one place when we traveled on vacations).… Read the rest


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Border crossing from Argentina to Chile

From Bariloche, we were heading west to Puerto Varas, which meant we would be encountering a border crossing from Argentina to Chile. We had a few options as to how we would make the crossing.

The glossy tourist office brochures suggested to make the trip via a picturesque lake crossing.Read the rest


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Bariloche sights beyond the main attractions

Traveling to new cities every couple of weeks (sometimes days!) has me on my toes – and my nose constantly in a map. It doesn’t take much for me to get all twisted around and head in the complete wrong direction for a few blocks.… Read the rest


Bariloche Craft Beer The Brews of Bariloche by JetSettingFools.com

Bariloche craft beer: The Brews of Bariloche

Not only is Bariloche, Argentina saturated in exquisite natural beauty, it also boasts a hefty number of local breweries. It’s like Bariloche and I were made for each other (and I haven’t even mentioned all the chocolate shops!). Most of the Bariloche craft beer, called cerveza artesanal, is produced on a small scale using fresh, natural and local ingredients (most importantly the mountain water).… Read the rest


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Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche

La Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, “Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi,” sits grandly with its steeple high in the clouds on a hill surrounded by evergreens near the banks of the lake. It is impossible to miss from almost any point in Bariloche, yet – we found – difficult to actually enter, as we couldn’t find mass times or visiting hours posted anywhere.… Read the rest


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Operation Llao-Llao Hotel

We’ve read much about the highly acclaimed Llao-Llao Hotel (pronounced ‘Sh’ao-‘Sh’ao) and thought we’d sneak a peek at the resort that has an air of a finer-things-club. So, off we went on the #20 bus to the banks of Lago P.Read the rest


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The Patagonia Museum in Bariloche, Argentina

With rain forecasted and a fierce, cold wind racing across the lake, it was a perfect indoor kind of day…to the Patagonia Museum in Bariloche we went! Located right in Centro Civico, it houses exhibits about the natural history of the area, as well as the cultural history of the people (Information in English is provided throughout).… Read the rest


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One month in South America

We have been traveling for one month in South America. Twenty-eight days ago, we touched down in Montevideo, Uruguay as the start to our year long ‘Round the World journey. Since then we traveled within Uruguay to Colonia del SacramentoPunta del Diablo.… Read the rest


Parque Municipal Llao Llao Bariloche Argentina

A walk in the park: Parque Municipal Llao-Llao in Bariloche

The well-maintained paths at the Parque Municipal Llao-Llao in Bariloche, Argentina lead to incredible vistas set within their natural landscapes. The park is about an hour away from town (by an inexpensive bus ticket of about $1) and entrance to the park is free to visitors.… Read the rest