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Exploring Chile

A weekend trip to Papudo

A few weeks ago, I decided to take a quick trip to Papudo — a small coastal village in Chile’s 5th Region, roughly two hours away by car (170 kilometers) in a northeasterly direction from Santiago. I was looking for an alternative to the popular sites of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, and Papudo seemed like it would fit the bill — a population of around 5000 inhabitants, exquisite seafood, and long stretches of soft, white sand.

Explore San Pedro de Atacama with a camper

San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis located in the northern part of Chile at 2.408m above sea level and is surrounded by volcanoes, most of which reach above 5.000m. They form the natural border to Bolivia and Argentina.