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Travel During Elections Abroad

Greek election posters in Patras

Generally as a tourist you’d probably tend to avoid travelling to a country during an election period, but as a traveller who goes on three-week plus trips, sometimes, you can’t avoid them. I’ve been in four elections in four different countries. In 1997, I witnessed a phenomenon rarer than El Niño: Chilean Parliamentary elections – only […]

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From Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego by Bus

From Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego by Bus

Morning – ready for a 14-hοur trip by bus to Ushuaia crossing the Magellan Strait to Tierra del Fuego and into Argentina. I sat next to three girls – to my surprise they were Swiss and from Bern – like Beatrice on Easter Island: as far as I am concerned, Chile is full of Swiss […]

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