Street Art and Graffiti in Santiago de Chile (Part 1)

My first selection of street art and graffiti here in Santiago de Chile. Some of these were certainly illegal pieces of graffiti (one was actually sprayed over by the same artist only a couple of days after I photographed it), but others look like they might have been commissioned by the owners of the building. What most have in common is the unfortunate fact that they will disappear sooner or later, as most wall art is on buildings doomed for demolition. Since I have more photos, I will add a second gallery at some other time.
If you would like to compare styles across South America please view our gallery of Street Art in Uruguay. We might make this an ongoing topic. There are many more pieces to discover in Santiago; if you like please explore these 2 sites on Twitter and Tumblr, both dedicated to “Street Art in Santiago”.

 

Money matters in Argentina

Blue Dollar buys more Argentinian Pesos

The “Blue Dollar” exchange buys you more Argentinian Pesos

For all interested a brief rundown on the black market money exchange in Argentina and some of our expenses.

Probably most people interested in travelling Argentina already know, that there is a “black exchange market” for the Argentinian Peso, called “Dólar Blue” (yes, only with one ‘L’). And before you ask: yes, changing “Dólar Blue” can save you a lot of money with little trouble.
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Street Art in Uruguay

A small photo gallery of street art in Uruguay, snapped in Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento.
I will add another gallery from Santiago de Chile in the near future. My main aim is to show how street art and graffiti can enhance dilapidated and grey sections of a town. I would also like to demonstrate that not all graffiti is bad, and if you allow the artists some freedom many can develop some amazing skills and love for detail.

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New Design Travel Blog on WordPress

After almost 9 years online we have decided to give our site an overhaul with a new design. The “old site” was created in 2005, when “blogging” wasn’t all that popular yet and WordPress was still in its infancy; you couldn’t even add images into posts back then or perform any advanced text formatting (both arrived with WP Version 2.0 in December 2005, the same month we released dare2go.com).

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our familiar website dare2go.com

The familiar “old site” will remain up as an archive and resource — you can find all our previous travel reports and the popular camping lists under 2006-09 in the header menu!

One short note: we have disabled comments! It’s not, that we don’t like to hear from you or read your feedback on particular topics, but since most of the time we’re on the move (after all: this is a travel blog) we cannot check all comments in a timely manner to see if they’re suitable or contain spam. Furthermore comments tend to go quickly off-topic, so we have decided to direct all commenting to our FACEBOOK page! Individual blog posts will always have a direct link to the topic on Facebook for you to leave your remarks…

The best of all: the new design is now “mobile friendly”, though this will not flow through to pages from before this update.

We hope you like the new design and keep following us!
If you encounter bugs or other problems please let us know…

Yasha & Jürgen