World: Rewind 2018

As the year 2018 is coming to an end, there is always time to reflect on the year and what has been the memories that will stay. This year was marked by big travel events - a new continent Africa and going back to Patagonia. Especially Patagonia I was waiting for 3 years to go back to. I studied in the meantime a lot of Spanish, in order to be prepared.Besides…

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Argentina: The longest road – Ruta 40

Ruta 40 is also known as RN40 or National Route 40. It is a route in western Argentina, stretching from the south in Punta Loyola in the Santa Cruz Province to La Quiaca in the Jujuy Province in the north. The route runs in parallel to the Andes mountains and gives away amazing views on its way. We drove only a small part of it in the southern between Bariloche and…

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Argentina/Chile: Dream hikes of Patagonia

Patagonia is not only a dream destination for outdoor and mountain lovers it is also perfect for hiking. From short walks over day hikes to multi day hikes, the area of Patagonia has a lot of to offer. Not only the main region of Patagonia: Torres National Park, El Chaltén and El Calafate are rich of hiking trails, also along the Carretera Austral many smaller places can be found. Find attached…

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Argentina/Chile: Best of Patagonia

Patagonia is a barely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. It covers the area from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia.The most visited area is the cycle El Chaltén, El Calafate and the Torres National Park in the South. To see more remote areas it is worth to take more time and start the Patagonia adventure in Puerto Varas. With driving on…

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Argentina: What a view – Cerro Cristal Hike

After our morning at the Perito Moreno Glacier we wanted some more hiking, and we drove 65 km to the Cerro Cristal Hike. The drive itself took 90 minutes, in good conditions it can be done with a none 4×4 drive but with much rain the days before the road was muddy and made the drive adventures. The hike is located at the road 15 near the Lago Roca. Perfect Lunch…

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Argentina: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno)

Even that we saw the Perito Moreno Glacier already in 2015, we started our trip to the Los Glaciares National Park early. The park opens at 8 am and entry fees can only be paid in cash. With driving from El Calafate for 90 minutes we managed to be in the park at 9 am. We thought this would be already late, as the glacier is really popular, but to our…

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Argentina: Drive to and around El Calafate

As the weather did not clear up again, we decided to drive after the breakfast directly from El Chaltén to El Calafate. It is an easy 3 hours drive on a paved road. Shortly before leaving the Ruta 40 an amazing view at the Lago Argentino can be caught. First View on the Lago Argentino As we did not want to run in all the tourist in the Los Glaciares National…

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Argentina: The Glaciar Huemul

After two days of picture perfect weather and hikes, the morning was cloudy. Nether the less we wanted to hike a bit and decided to drive to the Glaciar Huemul. The glacier is located 35 km outside of El Chaltén and it is a 1-hour drive. Even that we saw none 4×4 cars on the road to the glacier, I would not recommend it. The ride was more or less bumpy…

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Argentina: Mirador Fitz Roy, all day long

El Chaltén With waking up we realized that today is another perfect hiking day in El Chaltén. For that reason we choose one of the longer hiking trails that El Chaltén has to offer - Lago de los Tres.Longer hiking options to choose from, starting in El Chaltén:- Lago de los Tres: 13 km one direction, loop back to El Chaltén 26 km- Lago Torre: 12 km one direction, loop back…

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Argentina: Punto Panoramico (Fitz Roy)

After our long drive to El Chaltén we finally arrived in the small town. The village is located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province. The alternative name of El Chaltén is Capital National del Trekking. With that in mind, take time to stay there.We have been blessed with sunshine and no clouds at all. I was able to take this iconic shot: El Chaltén Even that…

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