South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

A trip into blissful obscurity

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At the beginning of November we had 2 public holidays in Chile giving us a 4 day weekend! Yay! It was a fantastic opportunity to leave smogey Santiago and head to the country or coast to breath some fresh air. We hopped onto the first of the 3 buses we had to take to Siete Tazas…it felt like everyone had the same idea….it was somewhat crowded….

but don’t fear we had beer!

We stayed at a rather obscure settlement that had a number of camping zones, wooden cabins, 1 official and 1 unlicenced liquor store (the latter played an invaluable role at 2am when the pisco supplies were depleted ahead of schedule). We arrived Thursday evening, too late for any meaningful hiking, but we had a lovely evening drinking pisco bon the bank of a mountain stream that was located 50 meters from our cabin.

Friday we did an amazing amount of hiking. Some people, not gonna name and shame, couldn’t keep up :D. We trekked up a mountain to the Siete Tazas national park which has several amazing waterfalls and crystal clear rivers (ice cold!). It was beautiful and above all it was great exercise.

As a reward we had some chilled beer (our sole packed nutrition as we didn’t realise there are no supermarkets in the middle of a natural reserve….well what can i say….we live and learn 😀

but in the end i simply couldn’t handle it 😀

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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