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The pollution is covering Santiago, Chile

Santiago, being the capital city of Chile, is a big city. The city was founded and named Santiago de Nueva Estremadura on Feb. 12, 1541, by Pedro de Valdivia. Santiago has spread over a broad valley plain and is today one of the largest cities in South America. Low foothills surround the valley, and the […]


Video: Patagonia – in the land of mountains and dulce de leche

Patagonia is the southern region of South America. Located in Argentina and Chile, it comprises the southernmost portion of the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateaux and low plains to the east. It is a spectacular place. I visited there in May and unfortunately it was impossible to travel further south for […]


Podcast: Bolivia

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] In this Podcast from Bolivia I head from Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca (birthplace of the Incas) to La Paz, the capital (and highest capital city in the world), where I go on a mountain biking trip […]


Video: Colca Canyon Condors, Peru

The small town of Chivay, gateway to the Colca Canyon, lies four hours to the north of Arequipa at an altitude of 3,600 metres. The Colca canyon is deep – twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and the second deepest canyon in the world at a depth of 3,191 metres, or about two miles! […]


Podcast: South Peru – Lima, Nazca & Arequipa

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] This podcast is part one of a series of two podcasts I’ll be making in Southern Peru, and it begins in Lima in the Plaza de Armas. I then head down underground into the catacombs of Monasterio de […]



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