Crossing the Continent June 6th 2009 Well, we crossed the continent.
Heading from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile meant waving goodbye to the Atlantic Ocean and saluting the Pacific. It meant night bus adventures that included huddling in a field at 4 a.m. and a day bus through the Andes mountain range that featured amazement at the stunning natural beauty there. The stars of the journey were fantastic people that we ... read more
South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso 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
I am a Canadian student of Human Rights, Political Science, Spanish and a bit of Philosophy thrown in for good measure. I love to experience culture and find beauty in people and places on a backpacker's budget. I hold adventure over comfort but balance safety with adventure and usually head off on my own loving the independence of a nomadic lifestyle. This blog currently documents my four month trip to South and Central America in the summer of 2009 but will include future adventures as well. Although I am not currently travelling, I write a column on culture and travel in my university n... full info