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South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu January 11th 2010

So yet another week has flown by down here in Chile. I am still very much enjoying the weather, the sun always shines here. I have continued to make new friends and check out the city. With a four hour language class every morning and a 3 hour MBA class 3 evenings a week, I am very glad I chose to drop my other MBA class. This last week was pretty exhausting, but I really learned a lot! My Spanish is improving quickly, I am getting around just fine now with the language. I absolutely love my Negotiations class through the MBA program. My professor is from South Africa and seems very knowledgeable and is quite entertaining, making our 3 hour classes go by quickly. I also enjoy the fact that for the exchange students this ... read more
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South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu December 30th 2009

tout d'abord la Cueca ..la vidéo parce que pour ceux qui ne l'ont pas vu..ben c'est a voir ..ok c'est pas de bonne qualité..mais on fait ceux qu'on peut°° Ensuite Pichilemu ce fameux w end ou l'on est sorti de Santiago pour aller à l'océan..grace à José et a sa famille le samedi Man et sa copine sont allé se balader, et je suis allé avec cédric voir les vagues et l'accompagner jusqu'ou il a gouté ses premières Vagues pichilemienne pour 2009, j'en ai profité pour me mettre au jus niveau caméra vidéo et tenter mes premier filmages :s En rentrant on a fait une tentative de choper des crabes sur la plage en face de la maison, on s'est surtout pelé on a repéré aucun crabes.;mais on a bien mértité notre petite bière jiji Au ... read more
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Las Salinas!!
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South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu December 13th 2009

I got up early on Wednesday because I wanted to run before we left but I didn´t have time :( Christina´s host dad picked me up and took us to the bus station. We left for San Fernando at 10:40am from Concepcion. We knew we could take a bus from San Fernando or Rancagua to Pichilemu but that´s about all we knew. It took about 5 hours to get to San Fernando by bus. We hoped the bus would drop us off at a terminal but no such luck. We were literally dropped off by the side of the road. They told us that the bus station wasn´t too far and they told us where to walk so off we went. It was SO very HOT outside and walking was not fun. We were all over ... read more
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South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu February 15th 2009

When I look back to my time in Pichilemu I will remember it for two reasons. Not only was it here where I surfed for the first time, but it was also my first time in the Pacific Ocean. Pichilemu is a beach town about three hours south of Santiago. The town here is packed with surfers as well as vacationers looking to get away from the city. An eight minute drive takes you to Punta de Lobos, an internationally known surfing beach famous for its giant waves. In the winter here, waves can reach between 8 to 10 meters high. Thats nuts! I luckily arrived here in good timing. This week there was a surf contest sponsered by Rip Curl as well as a small movie festival showing surf movies. I met Daniel and Cyna ... read more
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Rip Curl Contest

South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu October 22nd 2008

Pichilemu is another of those surfing meccas. Ever heard of Punta De Lobos? No nor me, but anyway after 4 hours on the bus we were there. It was like a ghost town, with tumble weed and everything. Pilchilemu is kind of like a Chilean Barry Island. It has a huge beach, with dubious cleanliness and certainly will never win a blue flag award. It is a small town with penny arcades and fruit machines, straight out of the 1970s. It has about 30 empanda shops and chips shops that sell bags of chips in about 20 different sizes depending on how much you want to spend. There are lots of ramshackled run down holiday properties. We had booked into a surf hostel. It was right on the beach and newly built and every room had ... read more
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South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu February 24th 2008

After nearly 2 months without a surf, it was time to get wet. We picked Pichilemu as our location due to its reknowned long left hand break. However our first impressions of the town were a bit underwhelming. We´d imagined sparsely populated golden sands, the creak of swinging hammocks and the odd straw beach umbrella. The reality was grey sands, grey skies, grey sea, sunbathers in coats (a la UK), 2 circus big tops, a fair and the whole population of Chile. Apart from the last bit we could be in Blackpool. We had a bidding war of accomodation when we got off the bus. The one we selected was a tiny 2nd floor cabana over looking next door´s version of ´The Good Life´ complete with chickens. We moved to ´Gustamar´ the next day, with a ... read more
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Sunset over Pichi
Getting away from it all

South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu February 14th 2008

Well we left Mark and Mary in New Zealand on the Morning of the 5th February to go to the airport in Christchurch. Everything seemed to go swimmingly and we touched down in Auckland at 11.30am to change flights to our 5.30pm flight to Santiago Chile. We had some time to kill, so grabbed some food, checked emails, read papers etc, until at about 4.30pm, our flight disappeared off the board. About 2.5hrs later, after much confusion, we were bussed off to a hotel for night courtesy of Lan Chile. We reckoned they didnt have enough people for the flight, and they had just cancelled it to put us on the flight the next day. Anyway, it all worked out well enough. We had been quite tired, and it was nice to have a big room, ... read more
Santiagos outdoor Piscinas
Keeping an eye on things
Barrio Bella Vista

South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu February 8th 2008

the last few days have been like a holiday, really hot weather!!! sun sand and sea!!! the first day here we went down to the beach in the late afternoon, and sunbathed and went in the sea!! which is the most minging sea ever its full of dead crabs, dead starfish and huge jellyfish and alot of them all!!! one jell fish was pulled up on the beach next to us that day, and it freaked me out a lil so everytime i went in the sea i wouldnt put my feet down at all, and i paniked everytime i felt something hit my foot, bloody entertaining for justin!!! and that evening found the cheapest and nicest chips ever!!! they have dfferent sized portions startng from 20p going up to 2quid, but like a 70p portion ... read more

South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu February 5th 2008

went to vina!! alright there nice weather at first then, got cloudy! still nice place to stay!! not too many beggers there except weird gypo ladys that grabbed justin´s hand and started going on about some leaves, no idea what she was saying!!! it was a lot more expensive there, not the constant supply of 30p hotdogs like justin kept having in STA!! but still alot of panaderias, which sold pretty cheep bread!!! and nice bread!!! made the mistake of trying a completo absolute pill of shit!!! i really dont like avocado and they were packed with it!!! but took the whole day to move to pichilemu and just reminds me of cornwal, pretty chilled out, unlike cornwal unbelievably cheap!!! this random off hos face guy started talking to us on the beach and kept doing ... read more

South America » Chile » O Higgins » Pichilemu January 8th 2008

Continua a dolce vita. Dolce fare niente. Há dias em que te sentes abençoado e que a vida é uma grande bençao. Apetece agradecer a Alguém. Beijos e Abraços para a minha familia mais proxima , sei que estao todos bem e assim posso estar eu bem tb tb beijos e abracos alargados a toda a familia que esta espalhada em todo o portugal e aos que estao em outras partes aos amigos todos em quem penso ( vao algumas fotos antigas. adorava botar algumas deste lugar fantastico mas ainda n as tenho)... read more
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