Rosamund Pilcher Setting

Puñihuil island is 26 km southwest of Ancud and the drive there goes over green hills with cows,horses and sheep and reminds a bit of Switzerland or Austria with the difference that you have the sea next to it.                         The island is the only…

Just around the corner

Chile offers everything you are looking for as a tourist. Santiago is is a beautiful city, 2 hours east you can go skiing in the Andes and 2 hours west you are on the beach. It has glaciers and volcanoes in the south and geysers in the north. Any activity from kayaking, hiking or climbing…

Moving On

Well, we could not leave Rio without seeing the Corcovado and so we planned another 2 days in the city hoping the weather would play along this time….and we where not so lucky. We went up to the Christ Statue to find it engulfed in clouds with no sign of the city below, and sometimes…

At last some diving

Our one true day of activity was on Saturday when we went diving. This was the main reason we went to Arraial as we had heard it was one of the best diving spots near Rio. Overall the visibility was not comparable to Egypt or the Maldives (not really sure if this was just on…

La Praia Grande

Arraial do Cabo is a small village which feels as though it is 30 years back in time. Cars are driving next to horses, old men are drinking beer and having a laugh with their neighbours, old and young are playing football on the beach, people are selling home made food out of their living…

Chicken or Fish?

Until now our best travel agent friend was Phil who works in the UK and arranged our around the world ticket and sorted out all our requests. The ticket comes with a travel butler, which is an online service where you can book and change your flights and so far it worked brilliant.  However  since…

Ola Rio de Janiero

We landed safely on Monday after a 12 hour flight from London, to be honest it was not too bad and we managed the time quite well, my only grumble with the flights was the size of the screen, I have seen bigger stamps and for a 12 hour flight you need a good entertainment…