Chiloè Island, Chile – Stroll with Ancient Souls

Chiloè Island is located on Southern Chile, but its residents, the Chiloti, don’t like to be compared to the rest of the country. They are proud and a bit grouchy, and they will reveal their popular wisdom to those who want to know more about their stories and culture. One of the beloved localities is Muelle…

Chile Chico, Chile – Unexpected Patagonia

If you visit Patagonia, from Ushuaia to the north, you will get to pass through the Chile-Argentina frontier. An obliged stop-over (going from El Calafate or El Chalten to Puerto Rio Tranquillo and visit the Marble Caves) is to go to Chile Chico. This village, trim and picturesque (but not touristic, as the similar Argentinian villages…

Nafplio, Greece – Secret Pearl of Peloponneso

There is a Greece that most foreign tourists ignore. It is one that I found by accident, while I was going south in the Peloponneso peninsula. In Nafplio I stopped to change and head to Kalamata, but when I arrived there I decided to explore this small town, situated 50 km away from Korinto. The Palamidi…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Disconnect and Relax

The village of Chonchi is located on Chiloè Island, and has a central position. From there you can reach sites of interest and it is quieter and more picturesque than the major city of Castro. Going there, you can’t miss staying at Hostal La Tortuga, two steps to the cathedral (UNESCO heritage site). Ok, it…

Torres del Paine, Chile – National Park in One Day

Patagonia, Chile. How could you miss Torres del Paine National Park? Even if you don’t fit the boy scout way of life and you can’t trek for two or three days, everybody says that you must visit it! Guides suggest up to nine days trekking inside the park, but the minimum stay inside it is two days….

Ilha do Amor, Brazil – Make Your Heart Throb

This Tip has been suggested by our Italian Explorer: Giulia Furlani Ilha do Amor is reachable by renting a boat from the unique village of Cacha Pregos, and it is indeed a heart that floats on the ocean. In fact, its particular shape reminds many of a heart and, because of it, someone gave it this…

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro – Take a Stroll to the Wonder

This Tip has been suggested by our Italian Explorer: Giulia Furlani Everybody knows that Christ the Redeemer is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro. No surprise, then, if you pop to the city and catch the train bringing you to Corcovado Mountain, you can enjoy this major work, which has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World…