This was the issue from which we had just returned from a trip of a lifetime to South America (Nov-14). Specifically we had been in Peru and then on to Easter island. At that time my job took up a lot of time and it was especially hard to take leave – lest alone 2.5 weeks. Does not sound a lot, but it was tough to even get approval!
On hindsight, 2.5 weeks was probably not sufficient. But given that we had only focused on Peru (and within that only Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima) and Easter island, it seemed to be ok. We did realize that we have missed out on a lot more in Peru, and certainly regret (now) that we did not manage to spend some more time in Chile.
Click The Long Journey Q1-2015 for the PDF.
Well, we made ourselves a promise that this “mistake” will not be repeated… At least we now have an excuse to make the trip once more. Only that we will need to start saving up for it!
Certainly the next destination in South America will include Argentina. A cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago via the southern tip of the Magellan straits would be a real dream come through!