1 DAY HIKE IN TORRES DEL PAINE: THE FERRIER LOOKOUT TREK

1 DAY HIKE IN TORRES DEL PAINE: THE FERRIER LOOKOUT TREK

The Ferrier lookout trek will for always be in my memory as a mental and physical challenge that I proudly accomplished. Not because it’s difficult. It’s a hill and it takes approximate 4 hours to do: 2 hours up and 2 hours down. But I managed to get up – alone, running, sweating, cursing and with a high pulse – in 1 hour and 10 minutes! All the way up switching between thinking “the view better be worth it” and “please, give me a sign that I’m there soon”. I did it. and it was worth it. WARM UP: THE CONDOR LOOKOUT We started out doing the short hike Mirador condor / Condor lookout close to[…]

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10 HABITS FROM CHILE I NEED TO GET RID OF (when I am back in Europe)

10 HABITS FROM CHILE I NEED TO GET RID OF (when I am back in Europe)

After more than 6 months here in Chile I do some things that are different from what I normally do in Denmark. It is these small things that Chileans don’t think about because for them it’s normal, but for me, it was something I thought about. I have collected 10 habits that I need to get rid of when I am back in Denmark (read with humor):    ♥ Traffic light behavior; waiting until the signal is green which means “yes, now you can walk”. I need to stop crossing the road when it shows “red man”. It’s actually a habit I never quit after my first trip to Mexico. I[…]

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Estancia La Peninsula, Chile

FROM LEGO IT IN DENMARK TO SHEEP FARMING IN PATAGONIA

Yipiii! I got a new job! I have actually been working for about one month now, but it took some time to communicate it because I have been quite busy since I started. As some of you might know, my first job as newly graduated was in LEGO IT as consultant in the Vendor Management department. Sharepoint, SAP, IT Infrastructure, compliance, invoices, IT projects, external partners, outsourcing and such words were part of my daily vocabulary. STARTING FROM ZERO IN A NEW COUNTRY When I moved to Chile I new I had to put my fancy University titles somewhere else and be very humble about whatever job opportunity I could get[…]

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Where to eat in Puerto Natales, Chile: Puerto Natales have a lot of amazing places to go out and I got some great recommendations for you

WHAT TO EAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN PUERTO NATALES – CHILE

Even though Puerto Natales is a small city it doesn’t lack of great restaurants and food variety. You will find places with good Italian food like pizza and pasta, but if you came all the way down to the end of the world you need to try some typical dishes and food from Patagonia. Are you staying for days you can continue on the food cruise and visit some different restaurants with their own specialties. I have picked 3 restaurant  I really love to visit, but first I will introduce you to the cheapest handmade food you can find and the most typical food you need to try.    MENU DEL[…]

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6. hiking hacks for dummies

6 HIKING HACKS FOR DUMMIES

I am still a newbie to all this hiking, putting up a tent without prodding somebody in the eyes with a tent pole and packing my backpacker properly. Victor is still eye-rolling at me when I carelessly just throw my stuff in the backpacker randomly but I got to admit: It gets right back at me when I need to find something and I need to take out all the shit to find it in the bottom of the bag! No, I am not a very organised kind-of-person. I am still learning and from both Victor and other experienced hikers I have written down 6 useful hiking hacks that I want to share with[…]

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Seno Obstrucción, Región de Magallanes y Antártica Chilena, Chile

1 DAY TRIP TO SENO OBSTRUCCION

Most people only go North from Puerto Natales to discover the national park Torres del Paine but there are so many other places to discover that are less known and less touristic. Instead of going north, go south from Puerto Natales. Take the beautiful road to Seno Obstrucción. Its actually another road to Punta Arenas they are building on, but it will take longer time to get there because its a gravel road. You will be driving along the coast most of the way and have a beautiful scenery on both sides of the road. On the way you will pass some ranches as well.    HOW TO GET TO SENO OBSTRUCCION Its[…]

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Confession of a not so pretty Instagram: why I dont have 50K followers

CONFESSION OF A NOT-SO-PRETTY INSTAGRAM: WHY I DONT HAVE 50K FOLLOWERS

I got inspired to write this post after reading the great article of Samantha, the founder of “There she goes again” about the reality of Instagram and her take-on how she got thousand of followers on her Instagram profile during a short period of time.  We are both members of the same Facebook community for female travellers and one big struggle many of the members have is how to grow your goddamn Instagram profile. Samantha had some very interesting observations like  Is the pictures taken in a popular location like e.g. Paris? Are you a white, thin and an attractive female? Do you have a cute style? Then its – sorry to say – a bit easier[…]

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Laguna Azul, Torres del Paine: One of the best view to the iconic towers. Recommendation and information about this beautiful place

1 DAY HIKE IN TORRES DEL PAINE: LAGUNA AZUL

Do you want to explore something different then the typical “W” or “O” trek in Torres del Paine? Laguna Azul is  famous for having the best view to the iconic towers of the national park and it is worth a visit. Victor and I took a half-day trip to Laguna Azul to see the towers from another angle and get to know the park better. We were there a day in January – high season – and it was amazing to find such a beautiful place with no crowds of people. I hope you will get inspired by the pictures to go there!   HIKING TO SIERRA MASLE LOOKOUT We warmed up[…]

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Things to do in Punta Arenas, Chile

THINGS TO DO IN PUNTA ARENAS IN 3 DAYS – OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

Punta Arenas is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilean and placed 250km/155miles south from Puerto Natales. Most people take the plane to Punta Arenas, stay one night and then go to Puerto Natales to visit Torres del Paine national park. But if you did go all the way to Patagonia to enjoy the nature and wildlife you should stay some more days in Punta Arenas because this city actually has some very cool things to do and see – you just need to go a little bit outside the city. This was our first (out of many) honeymoon as married couple – and we spend it exploring Punta Arenas[…]

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5 reasons why dating an outdoor guide is awesome

5 REASONS WHY DATING AN OUTDOOR GUIDE IS AWESOME

I am so lucky that I have my own personal Bear Grylls! Victor is an experienced outdoor guide and I am so proud of him. We are not talking “Sunny Beach” or “Springbreak in Cancun” guide. This guy knows his shit and his knowledge about history, nature, animals and outdoor life is impressing. I actually thought about being guide myself many years ago but society told me I should go to the University and read some books about things I already forgot about. Who knows, maybe he convince me to pursue this old dream. Sure it sounds more fancy to say that your boyfriend or husband is a lawyer or doctor. But[…]

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