Category: Destinations

Valparaiso, as seen from a hill: some old buildings are still amazing 21

Valparaiso & Pablo Neruda’s houses

Yasha turned 60, we went on a weekend trip to explore Valparaiso, Pablo Neruda’s houses, the fish market & restaurants at Caleta Portales, plus Isla Negra.

Playa Ritoque 0

Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas

The small beach towns along the Chilean coast from Viña del Mar north towards Ventanas. Each one is slightly unique and worth a short visit. I’ve included some boondocking and camping options.

The first stretch of Ruta 52 gravel after the park entrance. 17

Maps can be so deceiving!

Deceived by all my maps: I drove Ruta 52 from Mendoza to Uspallata, a stunning drive through the Andes, but none of my maps showed the 365 curves or a narrow gravel track.

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