A birthday toast in Valdivia December 10th 2009 Valdivia doesn't get that many foreign visitors compared to other locations in Chile but we thought it was a great spot. It is a university town and has that good vibe feel that students bring to a place. Instead of swiftly passing through as planned, we settled in for a few days, deciding to celebrate James' birthday amongst those good vibes.
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South America » Chile » Los Ríos » Valdivia 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
Setting off with one way tickets to Mexico via Cuba (a two-month detour), we set ourselves the challenge of travelling through Central and South America down to the southern tip of Argentina by bus/train/boat.
We wrote and photographed all our adventures, discoveries and passions - food and football, people and pictures, wildlife and walking, books and buildings, mountains and music. We promise you won't read a boring day-to-day diary, just interesting tales from the road.
Plus for our friends with itchy feet, real backpacking tips direct from the backpack.
Jess and Jam... full info