Chile

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Argentina, Asia, Australasia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South America | 1 comment

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Well, we are back in Canada! Can you believe that a year went by so fast? I certainly can’t. Over the next week or two we are going to have a series of posts with lots of statistics about our trip – including the $64,000 question. This post is the third of three posts about daily costs around the world. This post includes: Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and several countries in South America. It doesn’t include Australia because of the nature of the family vacation we took there. If you need some help understanding this post, please see my Expenses: Europe and the...

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What do big heads, body paint and a beautiful beach have in common?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2009 in Around the World, Chile, South America | 1 comment

What do big heads, body paint and a beautiful beach have in common?

Well, what do they have in common you ask? Easter Island!! Big Heads: This is the reason that most visitors go to Easter Island. These archeological attractions are famous worldwide. Body Paint: We were lucky enough to be there during the annual two-week Tapati Festival, and we got painted from head to toe and paraded around the town! Beautiful Beach: Though not blessed with many beaches, Easter Island has one of the best beaches that I have ever seen! It’s great! And did you know that the reason it is called Easter Island is because it was “discovered” on Easter Sunday? ...

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The best part about mainland Chile? Italianos…

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Chile, South America | 0 comments

The best part about mainland Chile? Italianos…

What is an Italiano you ask? No it isn’t a tall, dark and handsome man [editor’s note: like Jon] but instead it is an amazing hot dog smothered in ketchup, tomatoes, guacamole and mayo (well, we acutally ask for them without the mayo)…. for the incredible price of $2 for 3 Italianos. Arriving in Chile was a shock. After months of cars being driven on the left hand side of the road we were back in the Americas where we must re-teach ourselves how to drive and how to cross the road. And for the umpteenth time Canada had the highest entry fee. It was also a big adjustment...

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