About the Author

Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Director for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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Galapagos: The Perfect Destination For Children with Autism

Every single child who has autism is special and unique. There is a spectrum, like a rainbow, and you will find children with autism spread all over the place within this spectrum. Their skill sets are different, the degree of their autism may be mild, moderate or severe; they are all different and unique. And, …

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Small Steps Towards Achieving Zero Waste Travel

In recent decades, the need to preserve our beautiful planet and live sustainably has become ever more prevalent. Reducing, reusing and recycling are three easy elements that are being adopted in all aspects of life – these small changes working towards a larger goal of zero waste. This refers to minimising waste from gas, electricity …

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chile

1. World’s Biggest Swimming Pool is in Chile? In Algarrobo city in the Pacific coast, we find the most impressive artificial paradise that was named by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s largest swimming pool with a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 acres and a maximum depth of 115-feet. It …

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The Gold Rush of Tierra del Fuego

Today, Tierra del Fuego is one of the least populated provinces in South America. With snow-covered mountains, mossy forests and windswept plains, it’s the perfect destination for those wanting an ‘end-of-the-earth’ experience. Many people don’t realize it was once a place known for an event called, The Gold Rush of Tierra del Fuego. But, this …

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Soups in Ecuador & Popular Soup Recipes

Many of our passengers, at the end of their Galapagos cruises and charters, ask our chefs for their soup recipes that are served throughout the week on Quasar Expeditions’ cruises. We even get emails upon people’s returns home for these soup recipes as people want another taste of soups in Ecuador. Below are the chef’s …

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Thousands of Squid in Chile Washed up on Santa María Island is Mystery

Over the past week, thousands of squid in Chile have washed up on the beaches of Santa María Island. Up to now, the cause for the massive die-off (an estimated 10,000 up to now) of these cephalopods is unknown. It is not uncommon for dead fish and mollusks to wash up on the shores of …

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