Laguna Roja: one of Chile’s hidden beauties

Nele/ May 11, 2018/ Destinations/ 0 comments

Do you want a top tip for a landscape highlight in Northern Chile that is not yet completely overrun by tourists? Of course you do. Here we go: The Laguna Roja near Iquique! Well, I say near. It’s actually like a five-hour drive away, and about 4000 metres difference in altitude… but we’ll get to that. The Laguna Roja is one of

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The best places to explore from San Pedro de Atacama

Nele/ March 27, 2018/ Destinations/ 0 comments

San Pedro de Atacama itself really hasn’t all that much to offer. The reason why everyone is going there regardless is that it’s the gateway to Chile’s Atacama desert, one of the country’s most popular destinations. No question that I took the first chance to go there myself! From hitting all the outstanding nature spots to more active stuff like sand boarding,

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4 days on Chile’s coast: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Nele/ March 13, 2018/ Destinations/ 0 comments

When I had a few days off between my stay in Santiago and flying to the Atacama, I knew immediately I wanted to spend it on the coast. From Santiago, there are basically two options: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. The majority of people I talked to agreed that Valparaiso is a lot more interesting, so I decided to stay there during

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A day out hiking the Chilean Andes at Cajon del Maipo

Nele/ March 2, 2018/ Destinations/ 0 comments

When I had been in Santiago for two weeks without ever being out of the city, I couldn’t wait to see something more of Chile, especially some of its famed nature. I decided to do a day trip to Cajon del Maipo to go hiking the Chilean Andes.  Cajon del Maipo is an area in the Andes of central Chile, close to Santiago. To

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My first 10 days in Santiago de Chile in pictures

Nele/ February 13, 2018/ Destinations/ 0 comments

I have now been in Santiago de Chile for 10 days exactly, so it’s time for a first resume. I really like the city so far, there’s lots of interesting stuff to do and different neighbourhoods to explore. So I thought I could just show you some of my favourite pictures of Santiago and tell you the story behind them. This is

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A travelling introvert’s struggle to adjust to new places

Nele/ February 6, 2018/ Travelling as an Introvert/ 0 comments

For me, arrival day is always the worst. That can be the case for short trips, too, but it’s especially true for long-term travel. The situation when I arrived in Santiago was this: I arrived at the airport and made it through immigration. Thankfully without any holdup. I collected my bag, after needlessly having worried, for the last twenty hours or so, whether

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Why would you want to travel for a year?

Nele/ January 23, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 0 comments

I heard that question so many times in the past few months. You should think I’d know how to answer it by now. After all, if I’m up-ending my whole life at home to move across half the world for a year, I should have a good reason for that, right? Well, yes and no. More often than not, I find myself

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How to get a Chile working holiday visa

Nele/ January 16, 2018/ Travel Advice/ 2 comments

Disclaimer: This information is valid at the time the article is written. It’s based on my personal experiences, but obviously, I’m not a visa expert or lawyer. Make sure to check in with your local Chilean Embassy to know the latest regulations regarding the working holiday visa before you apply. When I decided to apply for a working holiday visa for Chile

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