South America

We begin our world travels in South America, exploring Colombia and Chile, with plans to see the rest. We travel on our own time and with no rush, immersing ourselves in the cultures we visit.

How to find and rent an apartment in Santiago de Chile

by Stephanie Walsh January 28, 2016
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After more than 1 year living in Chile, we’ve gone through our fair share of apartments. In fact when I added it up, I realised we’ve lived in 8 different places during our time in Santiago. Why we moved around so often is a story for another day…. However, with so much experience in trying to […]

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Santiago Day Trips: Cajon Del Maipo in Late Autumn

by Stephanie Walsh May 19, 2014
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Ascending gradually up the steep, narrow cliff roads of Cajon del Maipo, or Maipo Canyon, is enough to put anyone on edge, especially when the gravelly ‘roads’ start to turn to icy snow. Just two hours drive outside of Santiago and you’re standing a few centimeters deep in the fluffy mountain snow of the El Yeso Reservoir; over 3000 meters […]

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh April 3, 2014
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Colombia is stunningly beautiful, great fun and an amazing place to visit as a traveller or backpacker. However, as it’s such a large country, planning a trip there can be overwhelming, with so many options for places to see and things to do. A lot of people have asked me what places I would recommend […]

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How To Get A Chilean RUT/RUN in Santiago

by Stephanie Walsh March 10, 2014
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So, you’ve arrived to Santiago de Chile, either on a temporary resident visa, a student visa or working visa. You’ll be needing a RUT/RUN number as soon as possible, since almost everything you do in Chile will require you to present this number. There are a few steps required before getting your RUT number, so […]

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Our Travel Plans For 2014

by Stephanie Walsh January 23, 2014
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This year our travel plans will revolve around our life, not our life around travel plans. Although we both love travel, we have other exciting things to focus on this year. The good news is that those things happen to involve a lot of traveling! 😀 This March, we are both heading to Chile! Why […]

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Photo of the Week: Dia de las Velitas in Cali, Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh December 7, 2013
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Today, December 7th, Colombia celebrates Dia de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles) and I was lucky to be in Cali, Colombia, last year to experience it. I love these traditional Colombian holidays, of which there are many! On Dia de las Velitas, people place candles all along the streets, outside their homes and […]

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30 Beautiful Photos Of Cartagena To Inspire You To Visit Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh October 29, 2013
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This photo essay was the winner of Hostelworld’s Travel Story of the Year Awards 2013 for the Photo category! Thank you to everyone who voted for it! Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The colours, sounds and atmosphere never cease to make me swoon and it was no different […]

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Why Do Travelers Fall So In Love With Colombia?

by Stephanie Walsh July 16, 2013
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There’s just something about Colombia. It’s just a beautiful, colourful, friendly, welcoming, fun, energetic and lovable country. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across through the blogging world and in ‘real’ life, who have fallen head over heels in love with this beautiful country. In fact, many of those travelers now call […]

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101 Reasons To Love Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh July 15, 2013
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Now that I’ve finally booked flights home to Ireland for a visit, I have started to reminisce about my time here in Colombia. I’ve spent a total of 14 non-consecutive months in this country and I have had an amazing time. I dare say, it has even been life changing. I have met amazing people, […]

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Hiking Volcán Azufral And The Spectacular Laguna Verde in Southern Colombia

by Stephanie Walsh June 28, 2013
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In the southern department of Nariño, tucked away in the Colombian Andes, rests a spectacular green lake, Laguna Verde, inside the crater of a semi-dormant volcano, known as Volcán Azufral. During our visit to Pasto, we decided to visit this remote and difficult to reach site. After a two hour journey to the town of […]

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