Exploring the Patagonia Region

Torres del Paine in the Patagonia Region

After our first taste of Patagonia in Bariloche, we were ready to see more of the snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes that are the main features of the area. For our next leg of our Patagonia exploration, we flew to Coyhaique. This meant that we would skip the Queulat’s hanging glacier near Puyuhuapi. We were fine … Read more

Day Hikes in El Chalten

Fitz Roy; El Chalten

My first view of El Chalten was from the window of the overnight bus that we took after crossing the border from Chile. With the early morning sun already shining brightly in the distant horizon, we walked along promenade-like Güemes street. El Chalten is considered the hiking capital of Argentina. Among the art installations along … Read more

This Glacier is Advancing

Perito Moreno Glacier

The Los Glaciares National Park is home to incredible glaciers such as Perito Moreno, Upsala, Viedma, and the Spegazzini. The Perito Moreno Glacier extends from the Patagonian Icefields which is the third largest in the world (the largest being Antarctica followed by Greenland). When snow accumulates at the top of mountains and survives a summer … Read more

Introduction to Patagonia: Bariloche Argentina

Trin on a log on Largo Hermosa

Patagonia You might have some outdoor gear or clothing with a label that says Patagonia. Did you know that the logo for this company is the outline of Mt Fitz Roy located in the real place called Patagonia? The Patagonia region is in South America encompassing the lower portion of both Argentina and Chile. The land mass within … Read more

Wine, Art, and Friends: Mendoza, Argentina

Photo by Ivan Almandoz Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina has been a journey into many art forms for us, from its tree-lined streets and charming parks to its surrounding wineries and the friendly people that live in it. We came to see the city and to sample the wine, but we ended up with so much more. Mendoza’s Ancient Canals Mendoza is … Read more

Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls as seen from the Brazil side, Iguazu falls Argentina

We stood there in silence clutching the railing.  Finally, the breath I was holding escaped in a low uttered, “Wow.” The stranger next to me looked my way with wide eyes and just nodded her head in agreement. We had been walking along a sturdy metal walkway that wound its way through trees. Below the walkway … Read more

City of the Dead and the Tango

Ally in the Recoleta Cemetery

Buenos Aires is a major metropolitan city in South America. Among many other things, it is known for its 19th-century architecture. To wit, the Casa Rosada is a sight to behold. There are a few theories about its color, but one of the more curious explanation is that the building was painted with bovine blood, not … Read more

Colors of Freedom, the Mountains, and Argentina

Fourteen colored mountain, colors of freedom

We had front seats on the top level of a double-decker bus. From this perch, we got the same view as the driver would, but only better because we were higher up and we didn’t have to pay attention to the road. Snow rested in veins of the mountains tops, in the deep crevices that see … Read more

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