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Hostel music 

I once left a note for my hostel roommates saying how uncool they are and their late night noises. Of course they didn’t like it and wrote me off in my post. But they’re not all bad. Some are awesome! Musically awesome!

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Arica: Lauca National Park 

If you find yourself in the northernmost part of Chile – Arica – and you have the time then I suggest to go see Lauca National Park. It’s quite interesting to find communities in the altiplano where it’s cold, dry, high, and surrounded by volcanoes. But it’s beautiful especially Chungara Lake.

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Getting an Argentinian visa in Valparaiso 

Just like the Chilean visa, I also didn’t have an Argentinian visa before leaving the Philippines because to be honest I didn’t plan on including it in my limited time in Latin America. But of course plans change a lot on the road. When my friend and I were figuring out how to get to Patagonia, the name Argentina kept on popping up along the way. It was not possible to travel in Chile by land to Patagonia without crossing the border (flying is okay). So in the end I tried to get one while I was still in Valparaiso, Chile.

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Getting a Chilean visa in Arequipa 

When I left the Philippines some months ago I didn’t have a Chilean visa. I know I wanted to see Patagonia but since I was traveling for awhile and I was flying to South America far into the future I couldn’t apply yet. Thankfully I read about Kach Medina’s post about how she got hers in Peru. She was right and it turns out much easier than applying in the Philippines.

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Antalya: Ruins of Termessos 

The ruins of Termessos is probably one of my favorite among the many in Turkey. For one it’s very much a ruin – nothing has been restored (or at least nothing looks to be). And second the view is fantastic! Although it is set on top of a mountain outside the city of Antalya, spending half day is enough to see the ancient city.