Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 8 – A Tour of Santiago, Chile

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Following our eight day tour of New Zealand, we flew out from Auckland on an eleven hour Qantas flight to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Flying east across the Pacific Ocean is always a strange experience as you arrive a few hours earlier on the same …

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The Atacama Desert in Chile – Like Nowhere Else on Earth

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Written by Leonie Crowden (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) A desert landscape conjures images of relentless dust, gritty sand, rugged rocks, prickly cacti and crawly critters. Not the usual destination to entice the more mature traveller …

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Celebrations, Solitude and the Sea

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Written by Celia Timms (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) There was no option but to add 32nd December to our calendar. Consequently, we decided that the oldest crew member would ring out the …

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Sailing Across the Andes

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Written by Marion Brennan (One of two winning entries in the Travel & Water Writing Competition.) We recently visited Chile and embarked on an amazing journey. Our plan was to move on to Argentina. But Chile is a long narrow …

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South America: Chile, Argentina, Brazil – Round the World Final Stage

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I’d not previously visited South America so everything in this final stage of my round the world tour was a new experience. Having crossed the dateline, we arrived in Santiago in Chile four hours earlier on the day we had set off from Auckland …

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