Along one of the shallower parts of the ferry trip some ships had run aground and sunk in the 1800s. Knowing this, a Greek captain tried to do a sneaky one and sink his ship to get the insurance money. As you can see he wasn't that sucessful - and that's after it was shelled by the Chilean navy!!
Santiago slickness to Pacific sea sickness April 1st 2006 First off, a few words about Santiago. I've heard loads of people complain that it's expensive, polluted, "too European" (whatever that's supposed to mean), you name it. In our book, Santiago is a sleek and modern city, and we enjoyed every minute we spent there. It's more expensive than the other places we'd been in the trip, true, but then Chile has a functional economy and besides it's a lovely ... read more
South America » Chile » Los Lagos » Puerto Montt 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 at the start of a South American adventure, along with my lovely girlfriend Emma. Hope these pages interest and inspire others to do the same. We´re already having the time of our lives....... full info