Spooning Teenagers

In our awesome hostel we had been chatting to some Americans who had just been to some amazing beach called Las Docas “oh you must go it’s beautiful!… Oh wait, you’re from New Zealand. Ok well probably don’t get too excited then.”  He pretty much hit the nail on the head! It just happened that…

… and a Happy New Year!

I managed to unintentionally make it onto Chilean National News as they were filming from our hostels balcony in preparation for Chiles largest new years celebration. People flock to Valparaiso for the New Year and it is said that every Chilean must experience a Valparaiso New Year at least once in their life. Our hostel…

A Very Merry Chilean Christmas

The only time on this whole trip I had felt even a pang of home sickness was on Christmas eve. Skyping my family back home (16hrs ahead) as they celebrated our traditional christmas brunch at my aunties, I felt gutted to be missing the special day. However, this feeling didn’t last long and when we…

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!!

We had hired the van for an extra few days, but couldn’t go any longer as we had a special delivery to collect in Santiago. One of Helens best mates, Ruby, is the ultimate ‘yes’ person and made a last minute decision to come to Chile for Christmas and New Years to join us! So…

Zorros, horses and the Dutch.

We headed towards the coast to cool down and do some exercise to work off our piscos. Again we found ourselves offroading in the dark to get to another national park, this time Fray Jorge. We were gutted to find it shut! We couldn’t quite believe this so just parked the van by the gates…