Hiking the Cerro Castillo, Chilean Northern Patagonia

StefanoBudget travel, Chile, Hiking Comments

During my 3-weeks stay at the Cerveceria Caiquen in a little village in Northern Patagonia, I had the chance to hiking the Cerro Castillo, a mountain – believe me, it’s not a hill as the literal translation would suggest – which is the highest peak in the central Patagonian Andes. This one-day hike is not particularly difficult, although a good … Read More

5 Effective Ways to Save Money in Chile

StefanoBudget travel, Chile, Money saving Comments

5 Effective Ways to Save Money in Chile

Chile is notoriously known to be the most expensive country, along with Argentina, in South America. The strong power of the Chilean peso makes prices above the average of some European countries. Fool me that I thought Chile was kinda cheap. Fortunately, I came up with 5 effective ways to save money in Chile. I mean, a lot of money. … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 1 here.  I wake up at 7.03. As every morning, the first thing I do is putting my glasses on. I try to find them in the top pocket of the tent, but apparently, they are not there. ‘Where are my glasses?’ I sleepily ask the … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 5 here.  This morning the alarm clock is earlier than usual and at 7.33 I’m already up. Milk powder is in the pot warming up. At 9, Xavi and I begin the trek. After a few hundred meters (just surpassed the forested area) the Glaciar Gray … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3\

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 4 here.  My knees hurt a lot. I take the Voltaren gel and I spread it thoroughly on my poor articulations to ease the pain. Even though we pay a lot for that, a enjoy very much the breakfast at the Los Cuernos Lodge with scrambled … Read More