Puerto Williams - Hot Damn May 8th 2012 The title has nothing to do with the temperature in Puerto Williams (PW). Quite the contrary, it is very cold here. Instead, the title of this post refers to the spectacular experience I have had here. Please read further if this is of interest to you.
Unlike Jean Phillipe (do I love that name), Alfredo and I did not do any scouting as far as accommodation goes in PW. We figured that we would h ... read more
South America » Chile » Magallanes » Isla Navarino 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
"La Mestiza" is the female conjugate in Spanish for a person of mixed race. I call myself this, because, for me, the question, "Where do you com from?" is a loaded one. Born in South Africa, raised by a German mother and an African father of Dutch origin, and living in the US for the past 8 years...that's a tricky one to get around explaining. Nevertheless, "La Mestiza" is what I have come to calling myself the past three months I have interned at a hostel in Patagonia. Lured by the guests I worked with, I have finally embarked on my own journey of discovery. This blog will be my attempt at bo... full info