Chilean snow down south

Chilean snow down south

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It was clearly not a season with an abundance of snow, which was one of the (other) struggles we had faced for the winter. The mountains around Santiago host some of the northern (commercial) ski fields of the Andes. All these places were lacking snow this year, but the Andes had a good snow year overall. Most Chilean snow fell further down south, so that’s where we were heading. Following the main highway down south, we visited some of the […]

vanlife on the parking at 2800m altitude in El Colorado, Chile

Vanlife on the parking at 2800m altitude in Chile

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After our adventure at the border with Chile we had a few more days ahead of us before we would reach our destination near Santiago. We spend those days mostly driving through the Chilean desert before we climbed the long way up to El Colorado and started our vanlife at the resort parking at 2800m. We had two attempts to rescue dogs. The first attempt wasn’t very successful with a young adult female dog but the second time it was […]

how a small dog could endanger an entire nation

How a small dog could endanger an entire nation

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It was a few km to the Chilean border on a straight road, we could see the contours of the buildings already. After leaving the Salar de Uyuni and Bolivia we had a small snack on the side of the road. This appeared to be a good decision. You never know how long a border crossing is going to be. So far it usually had taken between 30 min and 3 hours, and nobody ever cared about Layla. This one […]