My travels through Chile.

La Zona Franca

January 27, 2006
Day 121

Today I went with English John and Nitzan from Isreal to the Zona Franca, the duty free zone of the city. There was a big shopping mall with a few good bargains, but mostly the same prices you'd see anywhere else. There were also a bunch… Read More »

Museum Day

January 26, 2006
Day 120

It was cold and rainy all day, which seems to be the norm in Punta Arenas. I'm not sure what would make someone want to live here. Winters must be horrible. At least the weather made it a perfect day to check out some museums.

The first museum I… Read More »

Moving To Punta Arenas

January 25, 2006
Day 119

John and I couldn't get a bus ticket to Punta Arenas until 6:00. If you're not preparing to visit Torres del Paine National Park, there's not much to do in Puerto Natales, so I just worked on my blog all day. When we finally did leave town, the bus… Read More »

Catch Up Day

January 24, 2006
Day 118

Today I caught up on a lot of things that I hadn't done in the last week, the most important of which was my personal hygiene. I took a really long shower, shaved, and took almost all of my clothes to a laundromat. Afterwards, I felt clean for the… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 8

January 23, 2006
Day 117

The trek finally ended today. John and I slept till 10:00, and we thought we were in jeopardy of missing our bus back to town. We quickly packed up and walked 2.5 hours to the next campsite before taking a break. At the campsite, we took another look at… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 7

January 22, 2006
Day 116

We had been moving at a grueling pace for the entire trek so far, so John and I figured today would be a good day to relax. Not only were we physically tired, but we both wanted to enjoy the park a little more before leaving. Torres del Paine… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 6

January 21, 2006
Day 115

Today was a long, yet relaxed day. We had to walk 3.5 hours to the next campsite, set up our camp, and do another walk of 5 hours round-trip to a mirador without any gear. On this trek, I've noticed that I need a lot more sleep than normal… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 5

January 20, 2006
Day 114

We set off a little earlier today because, even though the trail was supposed to be flat, it would still be a long day of walking. The weather was a lot nicer: clear skies and warm sun. The sun felt great hitting my skin after having gone through a… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 4

January 19, 2006
Day 113

We slept late today. It was good to get a lot of sleep for once. Until now, we had to go to bed late, get up early, and walk all day, which made me achy and grumpy. But now, I was finally rather cheerful.

We didn't seen much of… Read More »

Torres Del Paine Trek Day 3

January 18, 2006
Day 112

This was our toughest day so far. We started out with a six-hour walk to Camp Dixon. Toward the beginning, the trail wasn't very well-marked, it was raining, and the path was muddy. There were no bridges across any rivers, so several times we had to navigate our way… Read More »