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Helping kids with Down’s Syndrome

Today we presented the Armonia School for Children with Down’s Syndrome with a cheque for $1000 and got to see first hand the amazing work they are doing.

The Anglo-chilean society in Britain hosted a fundraising day which invited everyone to London to buy food from all over South America. There were stalls which sold food from Peru, Bolivia even from Central America and it was all made by the people who … Read more

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Sam – Don’t Milk it

I only spent a couple of weeks in Chile but the brief time I did spend was amazing. I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I first arrived but in no time at all you are made to feel like a member of the family and the concern you may have soon disappears. The language barrier was a small issue for me as I didn’t speak a word of Spanish before I arrived but the Gap Chile team seem to have unparalleled patience and never get bothered about how little of what they say you may understand.

The views in Chile are spectacular and I would definitely … Read more

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Quintay

Quintay is a pretty small town south of Valparaiso and although not offering a lot, I would say it’s a pretty cool little place. We drove there so again not sure how easy it is to get to via bus but public transport in Chile really is pretty good and really reliable with buses coming frequently and often late into the night.

We turned up really late expecting to get a place to stay and everywhere was full. We found one cabanas place which had a room – la belle vue – for about $25,000 chilean pesos which got swiped from under our feet as we were discussing it by a family of 6 who were also pretty desperate for a room. So they … Read more

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Pichilemu

So we headed down south to Pichilemu and hired a car to do so. Its pretty simple via bus (or so i’m told) although I haven’t actually done that yet so I probably shouldnt comment.

It took us around 3 hours from Valparaiso and was actually a really scenic route with good roads pretty much the entire trip. February is peak season so the Pichilemu beach itself was pretty rammed with kids, swimmers and sunbathers. Not suprising really to see alot of chilean families making most of the weather and apparantly a lot of Argentinians travel to the Chilean coast for the summer too. It was also the ALAS surf competitions which … Read more