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Originally from the U.S., and now living in wondrously unique Valparaíso, Chile, I've traveled extensively in Latin America.

  • Hometown

    York, PA, USA

  • Location now

    Chile

  • Traveled before

    Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Spain, Canada

Kevin Funk's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • When to go to Chiloé

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    Large numbers of national and foreign visitors depart for Chiloé in January and February, when the weather’s clearest, and there’s ......

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  • Safety and Security

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    In a country already considered one of the safest in Latin America, Chiloé ranks at the top in terms of ......

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  • Chiloé Accommodation

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    From basic campsites to luxury hotels with stone massages and flat-screen TVs, one thing not in short supply in Chiloé ......

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Destinations

  • Quellón

    Jan 12, 2009 - Quellón, Chile

    Population: 13,661 Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters) Telephone code: 65 Founded in 1905 as a company mill town, gritty, nondescript Quellón can feel ......

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  • Chonchi

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chonchi, Chile

    Population: 4,589 Telephone code: 65 A charming traditional timber town with well-preserved architecture, intoxicatingly tranquil Chonchi is an ideal place to relax. ......

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  • Quemchi

    Jan 10, 2009 - Quemchi, Chile

    Population: 1,668 Elevation: 53 feet (16 meters) Telephone code: 65 The salmon producing town of Quemchi has a dilapidated plaza (under renovation), and ......

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Hotels

  • Hostería de Castro

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Don’t be fooled by the worn, oddly triangular building—Hostería de Castro packs some serious luxury inside. With a heated swimming ......

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  • Palafito Hostel

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Stylishly minimalist, and suspended over the water by a grid of wooden poles (hence the name), Palafito Hostel attracts a ......

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  • Hostal Quelcun

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Down a narrow corridor from busy San Martín, Quelcun has tranquility and charm—from the tree-lined courtyard to the carefully chosen ......

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Restaurants

  • Años Luz

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Años Luz is Castro’s version of a trendy, upscale café, featuring a hip, big-city vibe. It is a top spot ......

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  • Hicamar Restaurante

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    If you want to drop some cash and indulge your red meat fetish, head to Hicamar for a fine selection ......

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  • "Donde Eladio" Restaurante y Fogón

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Part-regular seafood restaurant, part-fogón (a traditional bonfire for grilling meats), and part-meeting space (complete with a data projector and seating ......

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Activities

  • Palafitos

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Chiloé’s answer to Venice, the palafitos, are coastal houses perched on wooden stilts. They are an iconic part of the ......

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  • Museo de Arte Moderno de Chiloé

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Founded in 1988, and housed inside a series of barns, the Castro art museum (known by its acronym, “MAM”) focuses ......

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  • Iglesia San Francisco

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Near the plaza, its faded yellow and purple-tipped spires dominating the Castro cityscape, Iglesia San Francisco will almost certainly be ......

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Tours

  • Turismo Pehuen

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    With offices in both Castro and Ancud, Turismo Pehuen is a larger operation that focuses on the basics: visiting the ......

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  • Turismo Quelcun

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Quelcun, run by the folks who own the charming hostel of the same name, has the typical gamut of tours ......

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  • Chiloé Aventura

    Dec 27, 2008 - Ancud, Chile

    Chiloé Aventura offers penguin and church tours, with a focus on attentive service and getting people off the beaten path ......

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