Jammin thru the Global South

Chile: San Pedro de Atacama

December 24 – 27, 2010Chile is the country that lies west of the Andes below Peru. The Andes are quite close to the Pacific and this gives the trademark geography of Chile being a thin and long country with climates spanning the whole gamut from extreme deserts in the north to ice sheets in the…

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Patagonia, Part 4: Backtracking up the Austral and down the 40

January 17 – 21, 2011I had reached the current terminus of the Carretera Austral in Chile’s Northern Patagonia. From Villa O’Higgins, to continue south to Ushuaia, one needs to backtrack about 300 kms (186 mi) north before catching the road east across into Argentina and then turning south.After spending a relaxing morning at the campground…

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