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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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Kerrianne – Gotta Love Chile

Chile is amazing. No two ways about it. It is South America’s little gem. The people are so wonderful, they’re some of the friendliest you’ll meet! Also, there’s so much to see and do – you’ll have entertainment constantly! Ok, so a few things about being in the beauty that is La Calera/Chile in general:

First off, you’re being cared for by one of the lovliest families you’re going to meet – they’re amazing. Even if there’s a language barrier, you can tell how lovely they are.

Not many in Chile speak the English – so get your Espanol our nice and good.

Pay big attention to the Gap Chile team – they’re COMPLETELY … 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