A trip through darkest Patagonia November 18th 2005 Puerto Montt has a face only a mother could love. It's a run down port town for cargo in transit. One local that we met was incredulous that there would be any tourists there and he had a point. However, the southerners are friendly. Strangers enquire who you are and where you're going and shake you by the hand. It's small things like that make travelling great.
Just before we set sail on the ... read more
South America » Chile » Magallanes » Puerto Natales 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