Monthly Archives: June 2012

XXXXXVI – Putting my “judgment” about Chile on hold…

Honestly, I don’t think I can really give any fair assessment of the country. I have only been in the North, and didn’t spend enough time to be able to set my mind about Chile. Moreover, I met only a few Chileans … Continue reading

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XXXXXV – Going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the waves in Iquique.

If one pay carefully attention, one will hear far away sounds late at night or just before dawn. All kinds of sounds: cabs honking in the streets, water dropping in the shower, police sirens, neighbour snoring (loudly), trains going by, wood stairs cracking, … Continue reading

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XXXXXIV – San Pedro de Atacama, my first steps in one of the driest places on earth: a desert…

A desert…. when people talk about deserts, they always talk about an unbroken immensity, a desolate, flatness horizon, or a beautiful landscape of giant sand dunes… but they never talk about having teary eyes because of the winds of sands blowing in your face, … Continue reading

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XXXXXIII – Several ugly days in Santiago! But one perfect day, one perfect moment in Valparaiso!

Santiago, Santiago, Saaaaaanntiaaaagoooooooooo!! You could almost sing Luis Mariano’s song “Mexico”, and replace it with the word “Santiago” (French people will immediately understand what I mean)… Firstly, both words end with “o”, thus it’s easy. Secondly, Santiago is the first city where … Continue reading

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XXXXXII – A-R-G-E-N-T-I-N-A, the country’s recap!!

I remember looking forward to fly out of Asia and travel in South America. I was so exited, I kept talking about the south american countries, imagining what I would do, try, see,… I just couldn’t wait to discover Argentina. I … Continue reading

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XXXXXI – It’s time to rest and heal in Bariloche, city of chocolate!!

I spent most of my time in this hostel called Penthouse 1004, located on the top floor of an old building [not exactly the place where you would expect a hostel!]. After several crappy hostels, I was so glad to have found this … Continue reading

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XXXXX – “Why didn’t I go to Japan?” was the question I asked myself on the bus to Bariloche.

Traveling alone has a long list of advantages! The best advantage is that you can set your own agenda, meaning no compromises, no arguments, no debate, no negative vibes from others. You can be spontaneous without accounting for anyone else’s feelings. You never have … Continue reading

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