Slovenia: Around Lake Bohinj

Our first impression of Slovenia in the Soča Valley was great. Still, we were excited with what the Lake Bohinj area had to offer. Our drive from Bovec lead us through the beautiful Tolmin Gorge to the small town of Stara Fužina. The settlement is surrounded by mountains of the Triglav National Park. It is located at the Lake Bohinj. The town itself offers a lot of private apartments to choose from.…

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Chile: The best for last (Mirador Ferrier Hike)

Our last full day in the Torres National Park we wanted to do another amazing hike. With already done the Isla de Los Hielos Hike at the Lago Grey at our first day in the Lago Grey hotel, we did not think it could get any better. But it came better, as we decided to do the Mirador Ferrier Hike. The hike can also be started at the Lago Grey Hotel…

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Chile: Isla de Los Hielos Hike (Lago Grey)

When staying in the Hotel Lago Grey the view on the lake can already be enjoyed from the restaurant and bar, as there is a panoramic window front. Just spending the time there with a Patagonia Sour drink and the view on the lake, the glacier and the mountains is already amazing. But there are a couple of hikes that can be started from the hotel. One of it is the…

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Chile: Condor Lookout Hike

During our drive through the Torres National Park from Hotel Las Torres to the Lago Grey we stopped at the Lago Pehoe. The lake is in good weather already a photographers dream destination. In order to see more of the Lago Pehoe it is recommended to do the hike Condor Lockout. Lago Pehoe The hike is a 4 km long and that starts at the Lago Pehoe Campsite and climbs 200…

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Chile: Hike at the Lago Nordenskjöld

Our first full day in the Torres National Park we wanted to do a full day hike but away from the main stream of the tourist. As it seemed that the Mirador las Torres Hike became even more popular, we looked for another hike that could be started at the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia. My original plan was to hike up to the Cerro Paine. This plan was destroyed by the…

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Chile: Lago General Carrera more than the marble caves

The General Carrera Lake (Chile) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentina) hit us with total surprise with its beauty. The lake is shared between Chile and Argentina, both countries gave the Lake another name. The bigger part of the lake is in Chile and is with that the biggest one in the country. The lake is surrounded by snow capped mountains and look like out of an outdoor magazine from heaven. Beach…

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Chile: A surprising garden hike (Lago General Carrera)

Being back in the Mallin Colorado Ecolodge we relaxed a bit with coffee and small self-made cakes provided by our host. Still trying to figure out what went wrong in the morning, our host suggested we could do one of the hikes on their property in the garden. The weather was sunny and should not be wasted with negative thoughts, for that reason we thought why not.  Mallin Colorado Ecolodge We…

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Chile: The unusual beauty of the marble caves

As the drive from Coyhaique over the snowy Cerro Castillo took us over 5 hours the first stop at the Lago General Carrera was the small town of Puerto Rio Tranquilo. The main attraction of the small town are the marble caves. Even that the caves are really popular, it is an attraction that should not be missed on a trip to Patagonia. Boat from Puerto Rio Tranquilo The marble caves…

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Argentina: Switzerland of Argentina (Bariloche)

After a long drive from Puerto Varas to Bariloche with a time-consuming border crossing, we finally made it to the Switzerland of Argentina: Bariloche. The city is mainly known for the biggest ski area in South America and also for trekking and mountaineering. In case you are wondering while it is called the Switzerland of Argentina, it is because the center of the city was redesigned in the 1930s to have…

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Chile: Finally in Puerto Varas

After our 30 hours journey to Puerto Montt, we had our first challenge when taking over our rented car as the service person from the rental car company spoke Spanish only. With taking 3 years of Spanish classes in order to be prepared for this moment, we handled the situation pretty well. A short drive to the city of Puerto Varas later we finally arrived in Chile. We were welcomed with…

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