Cerro Leonera

Chilean Andes and mount Leonera (4,956 m)

Posted Posted in Chile

Santiago, the capital of Chile, founded in the 16th century by Pedro de Valdivia is home to 7 millions of inhabitants. The first thing that attracted my attention when walking the streets of Santiago, was breathtaking view of the Andes mountain range, hugging the city from north-east to south-east. These giant mountains reach up to […]

La Paloma glacier Marie Vítková

What’s hiding in Yerba Loca valley?

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On the outskirts of Santiago de Chile, at foothills of the Andes lies a natural sanctuary, both beautiful and mysterious. It is called Yerba Loca after so called “crazy plant” which is rumored to be growing here, making people go insane. What? A crazy plant? Although I am not sure whether it wasn’t just my […]

Puerto Varas

Things to see and do around Puerto Varas

Posted Posted in Chile

Puerto Varas is a small, pretty-looking town in the south of Chile, lying at the shore of Llanquihue lake, surrounded by two volcanoes: Osorno and Calbuco. For three months it became my home and I could call myself a local “gringa”. I didn’t waste my time and explored and tried most of the adventure activities […]

Adventure Pursuit | Parque Pumalín

Parque Pumalín

Posted Posted in Chile

Mountains reaching high above the clouds, it was a rather misty and cloudy day. Despite that, all I saw was simply amazing! When watching a waterfall, dropping off a glacier up the high cliff, I thought: “O beautiful nature, I humbly bow before you!” The air smelled like adventure and there was this mystery waiting […]

Adventure Pursuit | Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

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That very strong desire to come and visit south Chile came from a big dream of mine, to see Torres del Paine with my own eyes. So no wonder I found my way down to south Patagonia despite being close to broke at that time … There are several ways of getting to Puerto Natales […]

Adventure Pursuit | Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island and the clumsy penguins

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I’ve heard so much about this magnificent island that still preserves a grand part of its wilderness but also the traditional way of life of the Mapuche inhabitants. What attracted me most to come here though, were the cute, clumsy penguins … Chiloé Island … … can be found in Lake District on the very […]

Adventure Pursuit | Rain

Why does it always rain on me?

Posted Posted in Brazil

Wait, this sounds familiar, settling myself in a new country on the other side of the Earth, a place by the lake and it rains, day after day and it seems like it’s never gonna end. It’s a little flashback to four years ago in Puerto Varas when I started working and living in a […]

Adventure Pursuit | Cochamó

Cochamó, Yosemite jižního Chile

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„Quién no conoce el bosque chileno, no conoce este planeta“ (Ten, kdo nezná chilské lesy, nezná vůbec tuto planetu.), napsal básník Pablo Neruda ve svých pamětech. Stejnou větu si můžete přečíst na dřevěné tabuli v kempu La Junta v údolí Cochamó, Chile. Jižní Chile je pokryté překrásnými lesy s původními druhy stromů, jako jsou araucaria […]

Adventure Pursuit | Villarica

Výstup na sopku Villarica

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Daleko od rušného města Santiago (hlavní město Chile), věčně ponořeného do mračna smogu, v městečku Pucón najdete klidné, stále zelené místo, položené na břehu jezera. Sopka jménem Villarica se nad ním tyčí jako spící obr, který jen občas vypustí do vzduchu oblaka dýmu. Po nějaké době prozkoumávání města a jeho okolí, spojeného s prací v […]