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Coyhaique to Villa O’Higgins via the Carretera Austral

Coyhaique to Villa O’Higgins via the Carretera Austral

After the beginning stretch of beautiful mountains surrounded in fjords and rivers on the Carretera Austral, we were excited to share the beauty with Matt’s parents for their 4th visit on our journey (incredible!). They were becoming experts at Latin American travel, and we couldn’t be happier to share time with them again, this time in Coyhaique, Chile.

Carretera Austral Beginnings

Carretera Austral Beginnings

After fun climbing with our friends in the deserts of Argentina, we pointed Koru back west, excited for what lay ahead. The famous Carretera Austral was coming next to take us into some of the most remote parts of Patagonian Chile. With another visit from Matt’s parents to look forward to and famous world class hiking and fishing in front of us, our eyes were glued to the windshield approaching the border as we were greeted by the beautiful mountainous…

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Summer in Chile

Summer in Chile

Excited for our first “live-in” visitor, we headed to Santiago to pick up Shawn, a long time friend of Sarah’s. From the Santiago airport, we immediately started to discuss plans to hike, climb and surf. After a long day of travel, we posted up in a peaceful, guarded city park to spend the night and all slept really well in a surprisingly quiet part of the bustling city.After a day in the city we pointed our nose towards the calm…

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High and Dry in Northern Chile

High and Dry in Northern Chile

After our brief moment in Northern Argentina, we aimed to cross into northern Chile via Paso de Jama. Arriving at the border we couldn’t believe we were adding to the list our 16th country to be visited on this trip.