Monday, December 18, 2017

Chilean Sea Bass? It’s Made Up!

Go to Korea and ask for Korean BBQ. You'll be directed to a bulgogi restaurant. Go to France and ask for French fries. You'll be directed to a gourmet restaurant called McDonald's. Go to Chile...

Colchagua Valley, Chile: Carmenere Wine Tasting Guide

Looking for delicious reds? Hop in a rental and head two hours south of Santiago to Colchagua Valley. Surrounding the town of Santa Cruz, you will find more wineries than days in a month. Day...

Wine Tasting in Santiago, Chile

Getting There: From the Sheraton Santiago, take Line 1 from Pedro de Valdivia to Tobalaba, then take Line 4 to Las Mercedes. From there, hail a taxi to get you to the wineries.  I came to...

Chile Border Crossing, San Pedro, Llama Burgers, Airport Transfer to Calama

Crossing borders over land versus air is always interesting. I have only done it a few times (USA to Mexico/Canada, Romania to Bulgaria, Bosnia to Croatia, to name a few.)‎ After the Bolivian salt flats...

Salt Flats, Bolivia: The Definitive Guide to Going

I wrote each post regarding my tour of the salt flats and greater area in real time. Now that it's over and I'm warm again, I can reflect on what I would and would...

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (Day 3): Geysers, Hot Springs, and Chile

For those just joining, here's what you've missed: Day 1: The extraordinary adventure of the salt flats and the salt hotel. Day 2: Driving around in the Land Cruiser taking in the scenery. Now back to the...

Salt Flats, Bolivia (Day 2): Living in the Land Cruiser

Day 2 began promptly at 6:30AM for most. I chose to skip breakfast to enjoy one more hour of the salt hotel's bedding. If you thought Day 1 was a lot of work, get...

Salt Flats, Bolivia: An Epic, Extraordinary Adventure (Day 1)

The time had come to go on one of the top highlights of my South America & Africa trip. I booked my salt flats tour upon arrival in Uyuni and waited for the 10:30AM departure...

Booking Salt Flats Tour Upon Arrival: Good Or Bad Idea?

Disclaimer: I get paid if you get your visa through my link via VisaHQ!  I really was looking forward to seeing the salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia. I had spent hundreds on obtaining a visa...

La Paz: Lively & Crazy, But What About Safety?

La Paz was never a city I wanted to visit. I never heard anything particularly good about it or particularly bad. When I chose to stay one night before going to Uyuni, home of...
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