Portillo August 30th 2008 Polly:
We arrived in Portillo at lunchtime on Saturday after a 2 1/2 hour coach ride. As we got close to the Andes the scenery was stunning.
Check in was slightly chaotic as 450 people arrive and depart every Saturday. We managed to get our keys at 2pm, then hit the slopes for a few hours.
We stayed in single-sex dorms of 4 in the Inca Lodge, just opposite the main hotel. I was sharing with P ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more