Llanquihue lake in Puerto Varas is so big that Zara and I had a pretty interesting argument about whether this is a lake or the sea. When a lake gets so large that it has waves in it, I tend to think that it’s more like a sea. Couple that … more »
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Chile & Easter Island
Chile is the longest country on Earth: extending from the most arid of landscapes up north (Atacama Desert), passing by Andean mountains in the central valley, reaching the antarctic region of southern Patagonia. What’s more, you can count in Easter Island too, right in the middle of the Pacific!
We’ve traveled extensively in this long and diverse country. Come with us and:
- Road-trip between ancient forests and glaciers along Chile’s Carretera Austral
- Explore the glaciers in the South of Chile – the Antarctic region!
- Find out how to do Easter Island on a Budget
- Marvel at some of the best graffiti in the world, in Santiago
- Take a trip to the driest place on planet earth – The Atacama
- Learn about traditional Chilean delicacies Curanto and Sopaipillas
- See the beauty of the Island of Chiloe through this video
Overall, we think Chile is the most beautiful country on Earth: these stunning photos are here to show you why!
And if you still want more, we have lots of content for you to explore below!
In Puerto Natales, we’re around 53 degrees south of the equator so the sun is never directly overhead. What this means is that the world is bathed in a soft wonderful light, a true photographer’s delight! The sun always looks like it’s either rising or setting. It comes up a … more »
On the boat to Glacier Balmaceda, the temperature outside is below 0 degrees celsius! Chile sure is CHILLY! Zara’s cap flew off and her ears were too frozen to hear the scream that escaped her lips! But the trip was totally worth it! PATAGONIA! Here’s more on what we did … more »
The Cuernos del Paine mountains covered by a cloud and the sun peeping out creepily from behind. Looks like a scene from The Lord of the Rings. The wind was at 110km/hr. This is a pretty crazy place in winter.
We spotted this parking lot during winter in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. The parking lot appears to have gotten submerged due to snow melting in the surrounding mountains. If you lived in that house, you’d have surely got your feet wet. Sorry folks, no parking today!
Patagonia will take you away. This photo was taken in Puerto Natales. The locals are bored of views like this. It’s unbelievable!
They’re meaty . They’re massive. They drip mayonnaise like a Hellman’s sponsored fountain… They are, THE CHILEAN SANDWICHES! It doesn’t take more than a couple of days in Chile to understand that Chileans love their sandwiches! Whenever you are looking for a place to eat, you will most … more »
Spotted in Santiago de Chile, Dalai Lomo is a sandwich joint that wants to make you giggle with a play on words: lomo, in Spanish, is meat. One of the most common sandwiches in Chile is “lomito”, sliced pork loin. So instead of Dalai Lama, we have DALAI LOMO! I’d … more »
The Christmas spirit has arrived way earlier this year at Backpack ME! It’s probably because we’re covered in snow all the way to our heads or just that we’re good folks at heart, but we are in the mood to share the love with you! If you’ve been following our … more »
We stopped for lunch at a little ranch in Bernard O’Higgins National Park, Chile. There was a snowstorm outside but a nice fire was keeping the dining room warm.. I couldn’t help but notice a cute little cow napkin holder. The best part was that the back of this holder … more »