Thank You Coquimbo

After dropping Mom and Dad off at the Airport in Santiago, in mid March, we made a quick dash up the coast to Coquimbo for Easter weekend.  We had plans to see old friends from my grad-school days in Virginia, Alfredo and Ivka. Back in grad school, when I was a young, and lonely bachelor, […]

Mom and Dad Came to Visit!

We had more visitors!  This time they were very special, my folks! They agreed to come down for two weeks at the beginning of April and visit Chile.  Just a little spoiler, we had a blast and we really enjoyed having them. Obviously we couldn’t travel, with them, the same way that Alex and I […]

The Carretera Austral

We crossed into Chile at Futeleufu and started our journey down the legendary Carretera Austral. The Carretera Austral, literally translated as “Southern Highway”, was built during the Pinochet Era to connect to the southern Chilean villages, mostly for military purposes. The Carretera stretches from Puerto Montt south, about 1300 km to Villa O’Higgins. The highway […]