PHOTO: Waterfront in the Town of Puerto Natales, Chile

Waterfront in the town of Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile

The pretty little town of Puerto Natales is perhaps best known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile. But I discovered an intriguing backstory. The town is located on the Señoret Channel, which connects Última Esperanza Sound with Bahía Desengaño, eventually leading to the Straits of Magellan … Read more

Is it Safe to Travel to Santiago, Chile? Police and Demonstrators Continue to Battle

Is it safe to visit Santiago - protests continue, with this monument in Plaza Italia serving as the focal point day and night

Pop-pop-pop-pop!! I was staying in a guest house less than two blocks away from Plaza Italia, the epicenter of political protests that happen most evenings in Santiago, Chile. Sirens had been screaming up and down the avenue outside my window for more than an hour when the first four shots rang out. The screams of … Read more