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Arjan´s Biggest Year

On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August we went out with Arjan Dwarshuis, a Dutch bird watcher, who is doing his “Biggest Year” birding around the world !, trying to surpass the 6,000 species, more than half of all existing species worldwide in just one year! 198 more words

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Football in the deep South

Punta Arenas, Chile, is pretty much as far south as you can go on the South American continent. Sitting on the Magellan strait, opposite Tierra del Fuego, the town of 130,000 is barely 60km from Cabo Froward where a cross marks the end of the landmass. 887 more words

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Adventure to Patagonia

Chile is an incredibly long country, measuring 4,270 km. This means that it doesn’t conform to typical expectations of a tropical Latin American experience. It has so many different climates, from the desert in the north, the Melbourne-like seasons of metropolitan Santiago, to the freezing natural wonders of Patagonia. 797 more words

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desperately seeking penguins ;)

I have seen penguins at the zoo but seeing animals in the wild is a totally different experience.  Some of the Australis routes take you to… 915 more words

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Punta Arenas, Chilean Patagonia

Before the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 Punta Arenas was the main port in the navigation between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans due to it’s location on the Strait of Magellan.   401 more words

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From the Extreme South to the Heart of Chile

Punta Arenas, in the extreme south of Chile, in the largest city below the 46th parallel. The area hosts an interesting mixture of tourists, sheep farms, a tax free zone and oil. 4,144 more words

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Playful Patagonian Penguins: A Lesson in Chilean Alliteration

Of all the possible wildlife encounters one could have in the lower Southern latitudes, perhaps the most sought-after – and definitely among the most charming – is seeing penguins in their native habitats; which aside from a small group of rebels in the Galapagos Islands, are exclusively found in the Southern hemisphere. 468 more words

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