90 – Chile off-the-beaten-path (Chapter 2)

April 9 – 13 Afternoon bus from La Serena to Caldera, where I arrive amid a breathtaking sunset. Everything is covered in pink haze. Caldera is a small mining town and port, home to Chile’s first railway and laic cemetery (because the miners had many religions and the Catholics would not accommodate infidel corpses on … More 90 – Chile off-the-beaten-path (Chapter 2)

88 – ¿Cachai?

March 18 – 21 Arrival to Santiago lateish in the evening, but hassle-free as I am flying domestic. I decided to continue to stay in airbnbs, as (I know I will sound snob and unpleasant) by now I really cannot stand backpacker hostels where everyone is 10 years younger, on a gap year (most likely … More 88 – ¿Cachai?

87 – Rapa Nui

March 13 Night flight to Hanga Roa / Easter Island. LATAM and their film selection rocks. I managed to see all the latest Oscar films and satisfy my cultural craving. Arrival to the island is very relaxed. Rapa Nui is served by a daily internal flight from Santiago and weekly (and only) international flight from … More 87 – Rapa Nui

86 – En Grève!!!

March 1 …or is it february 28? I leave Auckland on the afternoon of March 1st and arrive to Papeete on the evening of February 28th. Therefore, I time travel to paradise! Seems only appropriate. è ? – March 3 : Tahiti French Polynesia is no backpackers destination (although there are some stray ones), but a … More 86 – En Grève!!!