It’s a wrap! Clint and Glenn are home from Chile where they, along with Glenn’s partner Vanessa, spent 10 days filming some spectacular stories for our current series, including Glenn’s starring role on location in the Atacama Desert.
Here’s a peek into the photo album of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. We also asked Clint to give us the lowdown on their adventure and how Glenn fared in front of the camera. Judging by his anecdotes, we’re in for a treat when Glenn’s episode in Chile’s Atacama Desert goes to air on Network Ten soon!
Ready for a Chilean adventure
“Just like the photos and video that he submitted for the competition, Glenn showed up with a huge smile. And there was never a dull moment on tour – Glenn is full of life and energy, and he and his lovely partner Vanessa make quite the team on camera!”
A land of extremes
“Our trip took us from colourful and cultured Santiago down to Patagonia, where we were all left speechless by its raw beauty. The world UNESCO heritage site of Valparaiso was next and one of the prettiest cities I’ve visited – filled with colourful houses and street art. Our final stop was the Atacama Desert, home to so many different landscapes – and this is where Glenn took the reporting reins! From the Tatio Geysers (El Tatio), one of the world’s largest geyser fields at 4200m above sea level, to Mars-like Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) and the Salt Flats (Salar de Atacama). An incredible highlight here was the sunsets – some of the best I’ve ever seen.”
Glenn’s warm and fun on camera
“Glenn has the combination of a travellers mind, sharp wit and curiosity, which is a great mix for a TV travel presenter. Plus he doesn’t take himself too seriously, which allowed for a few laughs at his own expense – especially at the salt flats – but you’ll just have to wait and see that in the show!”
Vanessa was also a delight to travel with
“Well travelled and with a great sense of intellect, Vanessa made a great team with Glenn. I actually thought they might get married on our trip…we visited an old church and well, they’ve been together for 17 years… for a moment I thought Glenn was going to get hitched in the Atacama Desert!”
We often get told we have the best job in the world
“And we really do! This competition was like opening a huge lolly jar and asking people if they would like to try! First and foremost we wanted a guest presenter who loves travel as much as we do – it was as simple as that. Would we do this again? Yes, yes, yes!”
Places We Go travelled to Chile with Chimu Adventures, Turismo Chile and LAN Airlines.
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