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Chile: The Atacama 

The Atacama Desert. To some, it’s the driest place on earth. To others, a stargazer’s junction. To me, it’s Mars. It looks so much like it! Not that I’ve been to Mars already. But my imagination has and I think Mars is a perfect description to Atacama Desert.

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Street art: Sao Paulo, Valparaiso, Bogota 

Three cities in three countries. Sao Paulo, Valparaiso, and Bogota. All have something in common – street art. Now I’m not an expert on this subject. I don’t even know the difference between graffiti, mural, street art, and urban art. But I like free and I like art so there’s that. And when the morning came, I put on my shoes and started walking.

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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 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.