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I spent the weekend in the Elqui Valley.  I’ll write a full report when I’ve finished the mass of grading I did not complete during the trip.  464 more words

A Train Journey Through the Ecuadorian Andes

I love trains, there’s something very relaxing about rhythmic clicking along the tracks, makes me feel like an old-world traveller. Ecuador’s trains are more of a touristic experience these days, and buses are still the cheapest and quickest way to get around. 674 more words


The South American Ski Season Is Officially Underway This Friday!

Following heavy early season snowfall, Chile’s La Parva ski resort officially opens this friday! They are expecting 20 plus inches this week. Above is a look at the early season conditions from earlier this week. 10 more words


The 21st century Inka

Highland living looks simple and hard for the speedy bypasser, but it is worth taking a closer look to discover and appreciate the resourcefulness and skills of the people living in the extreme altitudes of Peru. 759 more words


How Far the Mountain?

I have commented a few times on the various Andes that are in view from Santiago.  Close by is Cerro Provincia, really just next door.  I could, in theory, walk to the top of it from my apartment.  304 more words

A Day Trip to a Stunning Volcanic Lake

Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera nestled in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes in Cotopaxi Province. Formed by a collapsed volcano this stunning and unique lake is drawing more tourists every year. 642 more words

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