The best places to explore from San Pedro de Atacama

Nele/ March 27, 2018/ Destinations, South America/ 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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The best spots in Santiago de Chile for introverts

Nele/ March 9, 2018/ Destinations, South America, Travelling as an Introvert/ 0 comments

Travel can be an exhausting experience for an introvert. As much as I love being on the road, I also love my alone time at home, being in a familiar and safe environment where I can relax. It can be a challenge to find that while travelling. Latin America, especially, does not have the reputation of being a particularly quiet or introvert-friendly

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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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