Patagonia

El Chaltén

El Chaltén

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

El Chaltén

Coodinates:  49°19’44” South   72°55’48” West   C haltén is this little hamlet 90km off the famous Ruta 40 that traverses western Argentina, crossing thousands of kilometres of bleak and windswept Patagonia in its southern reaches. For seven months of the year Chaltén is locked in snow and idles with a skeleton crew off the...

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Glaciar Perito Moreno

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Coodinates:  50°29′ South    73°03′ West   El Calafate as a town has not one touristic attraction. Its raison d’etre is to support the tourism to the nearby Perrito Moreno glacier in the National Park ‘Los Glaciares’. They say it’s one of the worlds remaining ‘healthy’ glaciers experiencing a consistent ice flow progressing at about...

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Ushuaia & the Tierra del Fuego

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

Ushuaia & the Tierra del Fuego

Coodinates:   54°48’26” South      68°18’16” West   There are a number of couchhosts in Ushuaia but only about 2 that are actively participating so I count myself fortunate to have had my request accepted by Carlos within about six hours of sending it. I always read the profiles of those to whom I...

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Torres del Paine

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

Torres del Paine

Coodinates:  51°00′ South     73°06′ West   Right from the beginning of my trip I’d been harbouring the idea of visiting Torres del Paine, the famous national park in Patagonia in the far south Chile. Part of my initial trip to the south had been with that destination in mind but by the time I’d...

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