Days 27 - 37 Mendoza, Santiago, Valparaiso and the Atacama desert December 2nd 2009 Since I last wrote, we have been taking life at a slightly slower pace, well that is until we climbed a 6056m volcano yesterday but more on that later.
20 November (day 27) - Travelling to Mendoza
There is something slightly crazy about flying from Bariloche to Mendoza via Buenos Aires (if you look on a map you will see why), but that is what we had to do. We turned up at the airport slight ... read more
South America » Chile » Atacama » Chañaral 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