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James McAlloon

I grew up in Australia but have lived in the Americas, studying in Chile and working in Patagonia. I lived in the town of Chillan in Chile for 13 months studying Culture, Language and Literature at La Universidad de Bío Bío. From there, I moved to Punta Arenas in Patagonia to work in marketing and logistics for a company that organised mountain expeditions and mountain running races. Every weekend would involve climbing and hiking in the Patagonian wilderness and exploring beautiful places like Torres del Paine national park. 

I love to travel and have a special place in my heart for South America: it's cultures, languages, and awe-inspiring landscapes. 

Some highlights of my trip are hitchhiking the entire length of Chile from Arica in the Atacama, to Punta Arenas in the southern tip; climbing live volcanoes in Ecuador; and learning Spanish, Portuguese, and local languages along the way! 
 

James McAlloon
QLD & NT (Australia)