Markets of Santiago

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Pochoco Hike

Seeing condors was a fun surprise on this quick hike near Santiago.

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Chilean Railway Museum

Photos from Chile’s National Railway Museum, in the Quinta Normal park:

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Santiago Metro Control Center

For the Día de Patrimonio Cultural, I toured the control center of Santiago’s Metro.

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Sights of Santiago

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HidroAysén Protests

After the national government approved HidroAysén, a system of hydroelectric dams and transmission lines to be constructed in southern Chile, environmental and political groups organized massive demonstrations.

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Cardinal Samore Pass

The bus ride I took from Bariloche, Argentina to Osorno, Chile, was the most scenic bus ride I’ve ever taken. The route along the Cardinal Samore Pass (named for the Cardinal who helped negotiate a peaceful end to the 1978 conflict between Argentina and Chile) winds along Nahuel Huapi Lake and through the Andes. A couple weeks after I traveled through the pass, it was covered by three feet of volcanic stones ejected from Puyehue-Cordon Caulle.

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Bariloche

I enjoyed a couple of hikes around Bariloche, enjoying the great views and the dogs that would follow me around. Luckily, I left before the town was covered in volcanic ash.

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