In late October, Jaro flew to Chile, and is staying in the town of Valdivia. Here is his blog:
View from the balcony of my 4th floor apartment
The airline ticket was C$1307, plus oversize bike case (about $50), plus an exit row seat on the YYZ - SCL flight ($80, I think).
There is a submarine outside my apartment
I was originally looking at going to the Canary Islands, but the long-term visa for Spanish territory is very expensive and they want a lot of documentation. Another big factor was the exchange rate - the Euro is still expensive, while Chilean Pesos has been losing against the Loonie.