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Jan 29, 2011 - Terremoto

On February 27, 2010, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded (8.8) hit Concepcion, the city where Danielle and her family live. 550 people were killed between the earthquake and the resulting tsunami which devastated numeous towns north of Concepcion. Danielle and Omar were vacationing in Argentina at the time, and Marley (19 yrs) was home alone, but that's a whole other story... A year later, I've been curious to see the damage and feel my first aftershocks. The latter hasn't happened yet, but I did get a tour of some buildings...

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Jan 27, 2011 - Packing List for a Month in Chile

For last year's Venezuela trip, I posted our packing list because I thought it might be interesting for other travelers to review. I don't know if it's been helpful to other travelers or not, but if the number of comments is any reflection, it was the most popular post amongst my friends and family. Not sure what that says about my writing, but what the heck; I'll post another version here! I packed a little differently for this trip because although it is summer in South America, I'm not going to an equatorial region. Also, this trip won't...

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Mar 11, 2009 - Concepcion, Chile with the Alamos

Beautiful beach about 20 minutes from the Alamos home- see pictures. Temp has been a perfect 75F all week so far, a nice change from the Highlands in Peru with rain and cooler temps. It has been a great break from the regular bus rides and constant location changes, to spend time with great friends- talking, eating and drinking. Margaritas are not popular in Chile or South America, so spent several hours driving around to get Tequila, lime and Triple Sec. No premix available so made the margaritas from scratch- turned out great. We also...

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Dec 20, 2006 - Concepción

Estoy en Concepción! It was a little hard to get here, but I think it was very much of a test of being solo and having to get what I need when it is not easy. I got a bus in Pichi to San Fernando because that is on the main road system to find out that there were not buses that went to Concepción from that terminal. I didn't really understand what they were trying to tell me, they were not very patient with me, talked really fast. I think that when I start speaking in Spanish most people just assume that I speak better then I really do and...

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Oct 1, 2005 - Concepción, Chile...Visiting an old friend

My overnight bus arrived an hour early into Concepción... sounds familiar? Sat in the cold terminal, trying not to fall asleep whilst waiting for Andrés to pick me up. Andrés is a very old friend, whom I had met back in the days when I was training hard at appreciating the German national beverage in the guise of an exchange student in Dresden, East Germany. Whilst in Peru, saw him many times on MSN, and he always asked when I was coming to Chile. He knew that I had my heart set on going to Argentina, and had given up on my coming. Hence he...

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Yat's Big Trip

Nov 3, 2004 - Santiago - Concepcion

Hallo zusammen, Nach einer antrengenden Zeit in Santiago habe ich mich sehr gefreut mein Motorrad unversehrt in Empfang zu nehmen. Dass die behoerdlichen Auflagen hier leichter zu erledigen sind ist ein Geruecht... Trotz Agent habe ich einen geschlagenen Tag gebraucht um dann endlich aus dem Hafen zu fahren... Peter, die chilenischen Behoerden haben die Pyramiden auch nicht gebaut... Jedes Mal wenn alles erledigt sein sollte kam wieder einer an und sagte es fehle noch ein Dokument. Als ich dann dieses Spiel in etwa dreimal gespielt hatte...

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