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Punta Arenas - Industrial wasteland at the end of the world

After the lush, green beauty of Chile’s Los Lagos district, flying into Patagonia was like soaring into another dimonsion. Over the course of the most remarkable plane trip of my life the trees, mountains and volcanoes gave way to gnarled shrubs, murky swamps and endless flatlands – an alien landscape that makes it hard to believe anyone lives this far south. 483 more words


These boots Weez made for walking

The arrival of Weez (uni friend) and Dan (Aussie tag along) signalled the start of an action packed schedule through Patagonia and we met them at our Santiago apartment. 1,333 more words

Torres del Paine – Der Omega Trek

Endlich war es soweit! Die Wanderung im Torres del Paine Nationalpark war und ist der Drehangel von unserer gesamten Weltreise. 5,699 more words


Cabo Froward, El fin del mundo

I left the United States from Newark Airport and after a few connections arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile. There I planned to do the Cabo Froward Trek a 4/5 day hike that ends at the southernmost point of continental South America. 1,536 more words


Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas (or historically known as Sandy Point in English) is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. It lies atop rolling hills that look over the Strait of Magellan and acts as the gateway to Chilean Patagonia. 390 more words


The End of the World

We’ve reached the bottom of South America for us, firstly at Punta Arenas in Chile and then Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.

At Punta Arenas I went on an all day trip to a King penguin colony, discovering that they are not found in Antarctica but on the subantarctic islands and a colony on Tierra del Fuego. 246 more words

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Friday, 9 March:  Our introduction to Chile – Punta Arenas is the world’s southern-most city, just 26 miles from the Strait of Magellan and it’s a lively mix of shopping, scenic wonders and intriguing history.  169 more words