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The Atacama Desert - The Telegraph, Trip of a Lifetime

Visit the Atacama desert, one of the driest places in the world. From your hotel, close to the picturesque oasis village of San Pedro de Atacama, many of the desert’s most dramatic sights are within easy reach. During your stay at Alto Atacama you can visit the geyser fields at El Tatio at dawn as t... Read more»

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Winter in Chile's Torres del Paine

Stay at a luxury lodge in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park during the Patagonian winter. Whilst all the other luxury lodges close from April until September, Explora Patagonia is the only top end lodge to stay open all year round (it has closed its doors the last couple of years but will... Read more»

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Ed on the Carretera Austral - driving Chile's southern highway

My first introduction to the Carretera Austral was in 1998, when I led a group of photographers down a section of the road from Chaitén to Coyhaique. I had to wait 16 years to drive the remaining sections of the highway - but it was worth the wait! The Carretera Austral, Chile’s iconic highway linki... Read more»

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Is Google dumbing down our world? - a filter bubble too far

In early 2014 I was in Chile, driving its stunning Carretera Austral, the 1,240km highway first conceived under Augusto Pinochet’s presidency and now uniting remote settlements with its thin ribbon of gravel and occasional asphalt. Whilst on a particularly adventurous full day excursion to the San R... Read more»

Posted in: History, News, LF blog
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Easter Island - Mysteries of a Lost World

The first of two programmes is being aired on BBC4 30th January 2014 at 2100. Dr Jago Cooper, archaeologist and curator of the Americas at the British Museum explores the various theories which surround Easter Island and the Rapa Nui culture including those of Thor Hayerdahl and his famous Kon-Tiki... Read more»

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Jonny in Chilean Patagonia

The last time I visited Chile was a brief foray to the north of the country and the Atacama desert. I had been completely captivated by the surreal landscapes of the area, so when I was offered the chance to see some of Chile's southern highlights and try a self-drive itinerary on a stretch of road... Read more»

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Sue in Chile and Argentina

When I spotted the Christmas departure of the Puelo Valley ride from Chile to Argentina and was also offered the opportunity to experience some of Chile's wonderful highlights with a friend, I jumped at them all. The Atacama desert exceeded my expectations and the scenery in Torres del Paine is spec... Read more»

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Torres del Paine - Spring in the South

September is the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and the perfect time to visit the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. The park is quieter than later on in the year and the flowers and trees begin to blossom and the animals begin to come out of hibernation. Prices for an 8 night... Read more»

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