The Wonder of Iguazú

In February, we visited what is arguably one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Our visit marked the perfect end to an amazing journey in South America, filled with wonderful memories and some of the most mind-blowing experiences one could ever hope for. Perhaps the absolute awe of this occasion led … Continue reading

Enchanting Encarnación and its Crazy Carnaval

Paraguay’s enchanting city of Encarnacíon is the capital of the department of Itapúa, on the country’s south east border with Argentina. We arrived in Encarnacíon after sadly leaving Ecuador, and spending a couple of days in Asuncíon, Paraguay’s capital. The city, according to the 2002 census, which is divided from Argentina’s Posadas by the great … Continue reading

Digging Up Adventure in San Pedro de Atacama – Part 1

The landscape coming into San Pedro in the north of Chile is red hot, dominated by dusty sand plains, arid desert and salt flats. Located in Chile’s Region II, the Atacama Desert is the most arid desert in the world. In the heart of the desert is the pueblo San Pedro de Atacama. At the … Continue reading

Five Days and Four Seasons at the World’s End – Ushuaia

At the end of the world, the wild winds blow, the weather is unpredictable and the landscapes are natural and pure. One can imagine what Magellan, one of the first explorers of this region, felt when he passed through the Beagle Canal on his ship. As he sailed in he saw small fires lighting up … Continue reading

In the Land of Glaciers and Blueberries– El Calafate and the Parque Nacional los Glaciares

In the heart of Argentinean Patagonia at the end of Route 40 lies El Calafate at 50º20‘ latitude, the gateway to some of this country’s most amazing natural wonders. El Calafate, meaning blueberry in Spanish, is home to around 25,000 people and nearly 1000 species of birds and unique geographical features including steppes, valleys, mountains, … Continue reading

Heading South to Hippy El Bolson

My visions of El Bolson were much like Villa Angostura, that is, a small chocolate-box of a town, charming in its own right that provides a good base for exploring the surrounding region. Having read good things about the areas surrounding El Bolson, it was in our travel plans since before leaving Australia. We had … Continue reading

San Martín and the Route of the Seven Lakes

 The past few days in Bariloche had been a little grey and drizzly, but we had heard so many good things about San Martín de los Andes and the route of the seven lakes that we didn’t want to miss it. Beautiful, lindo, serene, stunning were some of the adjectives used to describe the landscape we’d … Continue reading

Bariloche….After the Ash

We woke up as the bus was cruising a corner in the midst of sandy-brown mountains. Looking out the window, in the distance a massive blue-turquoise lake was approaching, surrounded by snowy peaks. We had finally reached Argentinean Patagonia. The start of the end of our journey in Argentina and the region we had most been … Continue reading

Organic Farming in San Juan – Part II

For every six days on the farm, you’re entitled to a day off. Since we hadn’t been to the big city yet, we decided to spend ours in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of the Province bearing the same name and with a population of approximately 120,000 people it’s not exactly the most … Continue reading

Sustainable Tourism in Bariloche: Views and Debates on a Fragile Region

Brazilian-based international environmental NGO Aruanda, is holding an expo in Bariloche, in conjunction with Aruanda Patagonia on sustainable development and sustainable development in Patagonia. “Expo Desarrollo Sustenable II” will look at different points of sustainable tourism for Patagonia, including for example: The environment and socio-environmental responsibility Principles and universal concepts ‘Best practice’ examples and experiences Value-added environmental tourism The … Continue reading

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