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The last photos of our trip … welcome to Chile

Just another quick update.  We put most of our photos from the north of  Chilean Patagonia (South of the Carretera Austral from Villa O’higgins to La Junta) the Sur Chico and Isla Chiloe (North of the Carretera Autral including Villa Vanguardia & Chaiten, The Island of Chiloe, Puerto Montt, The Amazing Cochamo, Valdivia and Pucon). And you can find all the best photos from Laurent on his Flickr gallery (Already available Uruguay, Argentina & Antarctica). You can also go and like his Facebook page L.L.P..  So if you are tired of reading, you can just look at the pictures!  Click on the ‘photos’ tab and you can search by place.  Enjoy!!!

Aruba, Jamaica, ooo I wanna take ya down to Cochamo!

Oh my god, I hate it when a stupid song gets stuck in your head. Especially when you know ALL the lyrics by some senseless osmosis force to the inane song. How does that happen? It's not like I ever purchased the Beach Boys single 'Kokomo' and listened to it over and over thus memorizing the lyrics. But somehow it happened.

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Farewell to Chiloe

For our last two days in Chiloe, we decided to head to the west coast and access the northern part of the Parque Nacional Chiloe. This part is more inaccesible than its southern part but its remoteness lends it a more rugged landscape with little tourists. It reminded me a lot of coastal California with wild beaches, huge cliffs and the pacifc ocean crashing in.

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A visit to the island of Chiloe & discovering some of Chile’s best fish

We finally made it to Puerto Montt, beyond exhausted. We were pretty disheveled at this point. The ferry arrived at 6 am and we made our way through a real city! Puerto Montt has just about 200,000 people, so not such a big city by real world standards but for us, it was the largest city we had seen in a very long time. Huge, real double-decker (!) buses rushed passed us. After seeing just minibuses for the past month, these buses looked heavenly.

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The last installment…it’s all about the journey, although arriving at the destination was a relief!

For the past 5 months, Laurent & I have been traveling around going from one jaw-dropping landscape to the next. But this was truly some of the most beautiful nature I had ever seen. Patagonia in this part of Chile, was vastly different than anything I had ever experienced.

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So where the hell are we now?

We left the Bark Europa and our Antarctic memories on January 19, 2013 when the boat harbored back into Ushuaia (check out the map if you don't know where that is). So where the hell are we now and why has it taken me this long to write about things that happened months ago??

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