Santiago--Fine Surprises May 21st 2011 Santiago Surprises, May 2011
Oops, how did I wake up in Santiago? I was planning to spend a couple of weeks in Valdivia, eight hours to the south. Ah yes, I'd been in that university town the previous afternoon, but had unexpectedly jumped onto an overnight bus up to the capital.
I'd been traveling in Argentina with my dear friend Nancy from Santa Barbara. We had left the sk ... 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
I´m a one-way ticket, slow traveler, relishing the freedom of the open road and trusting serendipity to guide my journey. When I was younger, I used to travel for a year at a time. Then a few years ago, I roamed Europe and North Africa for three and a half years and liked that even better.
On August 1st, 2010, I left my peaceful Mission Canyon paradise in Santa Barbara's mellow summer and emerged from a couple of planes a day and a world later in the teeming, sub-zero streets of Buenos Aires´winter. Now, with the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos between here and home, will three years be enou... full info