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Turning 30 South American Style With the dreaded 30th birthday looming, I ran away to South America to celebrate the landmark birthday in style.

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El Chalten

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [991]

Eager to claw back some cash after the finance draining excess of the Merino glacier, we took our wee tent up the road to El Chalten, a lovely little town at the base of Fitzroy mountain where the camping is free. The downside is there is no shower ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, camping, el chalten, glacier grande, glaciers, lakes, merino glacier, mountains, trek, trekking


Trekking in Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1415]

I used to think that trekking was for pansies and old people. After unwittingly climbing three peaks arround Bariloche in four days I have a new found respect for red socked ramblers and a terrible aching pain all over my body. You think we would learn ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bariloche, cerro bailey willis, cerro negro, colonia suiss, laguna negra, mount tronador, mountains, trek, trekking


Los Libertadores border crossing Mendoza to Santiago

ARGENTINA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [2631]

The border crossing from Argentina to Chile  at Los Libertadores sort of summed up Argentina as a whole. It is breathtakingly beautiful, pain stakingly slow and strangely requiring of tips for customs officials! It was probably our own fault for taking ... Read more >

Tags: anacongua, argentina, border, chile, latin america, los libertadores, mendoza, mountains, road trip, santiago de chile


Alpine Chalets in the Cordoban hills

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [1505]

La Cumbracita is a beautiful, but really weird, little Alpine style town in the Cordoban hills. It was founded by a German family in the 1930s, who pretty much made an exact replica of their own home town back in the Alps, right down to the wooden ... Read more >

Tags: alpine, argentina, camp, cordoba, cycle, la cumbaracita, mountains, sausages, wagner, wurst


Feeling hot hot hot in La Falda

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [800]

We took our cue from the rest of Buenos Aires that there really is no point staying in the city during the scorching summer months, so off we headed. The rest of the city seems to camp in a beach resort down south for the month, but one look at the ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, campfire, camping, cordoba, la falda, lake, mate, mountains



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