At World’s End (Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina)

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I landed in Buenos Aires this morning for a four week journey (Image: Puerto Madero by Tiago Luiz “Cata”). It’s hot and humid here, roughly 80 degrees.

Like Washington, DC, Buenos Aires was designed in the spirit of Paris, and is considered the most European of South America’s capitals. A mixture of colonial, neoclassic and modern architecture, this city offer sights, food, and romance alike.

My stay in Buenos Aires will be split in two, from now until the seventh, and from the 21st until the 30th. Caitlin will be joining me for the latter stint in time for some Christmas tango and merriment! In between, I will take a two week eco-tour throughout Patagonia. This portion of the trip includes many long five to seven hour hikes.

After visiting legendary Patagonia sites El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine, the tour heads to the fishers village of Puerto Natales and then to Punta Arenas. Finally, I will visit the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia, crossing the legendary and deadly Magellan’s Strait to the Tierra del Fuego Island (Image below: Perito Moreno Glacier by lrargerich).

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Here are all the stops on the Patagonia trip:

  • El Calafate
  • El Chalten
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas
  • Ushuaia
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Lake Argentino
  • Mount Fitz Roy
  • Mount Torre
  • Magellan’s Strait
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park (trekking & kayaking)
  • Beagle Channel Navigation

Expect some great photos in the New Year. In the interim, please have a great holiday season!

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