Historic Jesuit Churches in Chiloe

Historic Jesuit Churches in Chiloe

The island of Chiloe, one of the regions of Chile, has many churches built by the Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries dating from the mid 18th century. They are built of wood and have a facade with a porch and a tower to hold bells. the building behind the facade is a...
Goodbye Valparaiso

Goodbye Valparaiso

We are leaving Valparaiso after 9 days. We have grown fond of this city in all it’s faded, crumbling glory. It has suffered from earthquakes and tremors, the salt air and lack of resources to keep the buildings in pristine condition. This has endeared Valpo,...
Street Art in Valparaiso

Street Art in Valparaiso

Valparaiso is a city of many personalities. It has a long history as an important port city that supplied Santiago and became the home of the Chilean Navy. The buildings clustered around the flat area in front of the docks are grand and speak of the grander times of...
We Have Arrived in Santiago!

We Have Arrived in Santiago!

Here we are in Santiago at the beginning of our eight month journey around South America. We are staying in an apartment in an area called Barrio Lastarria, set amongst lovely streets with trendy cafes and restaurants. We have been out walking and seeing the sights...
Hunting for Textiles in Nepal

Hunting for Textiles in Nepal

On my last visit I was hunting for textiles in Nepal. I find that most places I visit have a specific type of textile that is used in  a quite specific manner.  In Nepal I was looking for two specific textiles, one traditionally used by the Sherpa group and one from...