Category Archives: Restaurants

Sleeping and Dining on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Hotel Bellafonte The Bellafonte is an upscale boutique hotel with stunning ocean views and a pleasant lounging pier with steps down to the water. They are well set up for divers, offering 2 large sinks to wash up gear, a … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Santiago, Chile

I traveled through Santiago four times during my six weeks in Chile and Argentina in February-March of 2018, but having visited Santiago on previous trips we did not spend much time in the city. On our first stay we slept … Continue reading

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Sleeping, Dining and Other Logistics, Easter Island, Chile

March 16-21. 2018 This post continues a series on a 6 day trip to Easter Island in March of 2018. For this series I’ve divided the posts by area of the island and archaeological site rather than chronologically as we visited … Continue reading

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Review of Suizandina, Northern Lake District, Chile

March 9-12, 2018 This northern area of the Lakes District, northeast of Temuco, has a more refined feel. There are fewer homesteads and larger acreages of pasture land and grain fields. It’s prettier, more open and less populated. However, it … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Pucón, Lake District, Chile

March 5-7, 2018 Pucón, on the banks of Lake Villarrica with views of the Villarrica Volcano, is one of the top tourist destinations in the Lake District and great for organizing outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, volcano climbing and … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining at Petrohué Lodge, Lake District, Chile

March 12-14, 2018 The tiny village of Petrohué sits on the banks of the “majestic” Todos los Santos Lake, often touted as the most beautiful lake in the Lake District or even the world. That is if you see it … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Puerto Varas, Chile

March 2018 The tourist town of Puerto Varas, set on the banks of Lake Llanquihue with views of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, makes a great base to explore the southern end of the Lake District. With plenty of hotels, … Continue reading

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Bus from Puerto Natales, Chile to El Chaltén, Argentina via El Calafate : Sleeping and Dining in El Chaltén

February 20, 2018 We had arranged our bus transport through the tour company and had a 7AM departure out of Puerto Natales. The bus station doesn’t open until 6:30 so there is no reason to get there any earlier. When … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Puerto Natales, Gateway to Torres del Paine, Chile

February 19, 2018 Puerto Natales has become more gentrified since I was last here 8 years ago. A pleasant tourist town with plenty of hotels, restaurants and places to buy or rent gear. Just remember, the quality of what you … Continue reading

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A day in Punta Arenas, Chile

February 10, 2018 Punta Arenas, a full-on Patagonian seaside town best known for penguins and it’s A-class cemetery, is worth a day or two before taking the 2.5 hour bus ride on to Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine. … Continue reading

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