Tag Archives: Punta Arenas

The statue in the main square of Punta Arenas, Chile

Kiss the Indian’s Toe

When was the last time you kissed someone’s toe? (No, I don’t need to know all the sordid details of THAT night). How about an Indian one? Would you still kiss that Indian toe if you knew you would end up back to where he is? You know, when you travel you can do all […]

Our 200 things to do in Chile list

200 Things to Do in Chile List

In honour of Chile’s bicentennial celebration, I thought I would write a list of the 200 things I would like to do in Chile. Some of the things I have already done though I will only tick it off the list if it can be documented with photos, videos or grubby serviettes I have kept. […]

An Angel at the Cemetery of Punta Arenas in Chile

Angel of Punta Arenas Cemetery – Photo

Angel of Punta Arenas Cemetery – Photo of the Week Another Photo of the Week by Marion Schoen. This shot was taken when she was at the Punta Arenas Cemetery (Chile). It is a fascinating place to roam around with trees groomed to look like chubby fingers (photo coming later). Some of the older family […]

The statue of the unknown indian from the Punta Arenas cemetery in Chile

Punta Arenas in May

Punta Arenas may seem at first glance like a small town with little to do when you arrive outside of the tourist season. However, the locals are very welcoming. My friend introduced me to his friends and family and for every “nice to meet you” an invitation for dinner followed.  We were also invited to […]

The entrance to the Milodon Cave near Puerto Natales, Chile

The Milodon Cave near Puerto Natales

Click here to see larger version of the Photo A Milodon is a prehistoric animal (see picture of it below) of which remains were discovered in a cave about 24km south of Puerto Natales. The cave is a short, easy stroll of about 20 minutes along a boardwalk  from the carpark. In May, when I […]

Nevenkas - The Croatian name of this flower which grows in Magallanes (Chile) and Croatia

First Croatians in Punta Arenas

Nevenkas – The Croatian name of this flower which grows in Magallanes (Chile) and Croatia First Croatians in Punta Arenas In the late 18th and early 19th century, the first Croatian immigrants reached the Magallanes region from the former republic of Yugoslavia, under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Mainly from the region of Dalmatia […]