Tag Archives: Patagonia

Selling out?

OMG, today I applied for a job! Today marks exactly five months since I landed in Firenze (Florence) and embarked on my wild and crazy odyssey of travel and language learning!  I have spent a considerable amount of time in … Continue reading

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Cafayate

Today I headed south through the “Quebrada de las Conchas” (Gorge of the Shells) on an excursion to Cafayate (not to be confused with El Calafate in Patagonia). Once again, the drive was spectacular!  Well, let me rephrase, the scenery was … Continue reading

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The view from the Cordillera Paine rooms at Explora

I’m just realizing that I never posted any photos of the view from the restaurant and the Cordillera bedrooms at Explora in Torres del Paine National Park. Exquisite! To be fair, I took a couple of these from right outside … Continue reading

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Patagonia – weather and clothing

We visited Patagonia in mid-late November which is the equivalent of mid-late May in the Northern Hemisphere.  We were told repeatedly that summer is the windiest season and we experienced that fact on many days! In a nutshell, be prepared … Continue reading

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Patagonia recap (logistics, hotels, etc)

Regretfully, Leslie and I left Patagonia on Friday. 😦 I had a wonderful time!  I thought I would leave some comments below regarding transportation and accommodation, etc.  I will add a post on clothing, weather, too. Logistics: Roads / transfers … Continue reading

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Weak Milky Coffee

Below is the coffee menu at the El Calafate airport. Weak Milky Coffee, sounds de-lish!  Give me a venti! To me, the coffee in South America has been disappointing, so I am not surprised to see this sign. 🙂   … Continue reading

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Dogs rule!

Dogs run free all over South America!  They are not wild or rabid, they are just running around free.  It is the funniest things sometimes but I imagine it must drive some of the residents crazy.  Plus, they are mostly … Continue reading

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Glaciarium

After visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier, we asked the tour service if they could drop us off at the “Glaciarium” which is on the way back to hotel / the town. The Glaciarium is an ice-themed museum that contains an … Continue reading

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Perito Moreno Glacier by mini-trekking

After the boat ride of the left face of the glacier, we were driven to the Visitor Center where we Leslie and I got a sandwich, hamburger, bottle of champagne, and then headed off to wander the labyrinth of walkways … Continue reading

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Perito Moreno Glacier by boat

Leslie and I headed of to see the Perito Moreno Glacier on Thursday, November 30. The tour included door-to-door pick-up from the hotel and a boat tour of the left face of the glacier followed by some time to have … Continue reading

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