Mountain hiking at Laguna Grande de Peñalara

Laguna Grande de Peñalara is a glacier lake, part of Sierra de Guadarrama natural park (Madrid, Spain). The lake lies directly under Almanzor mountain, the highest peak of Sierra de Gredos with 2,592m.  We started our walk at Puerto de…

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The incredible citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes mountains. It was built in the 15th century and today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Of course this…

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History and Architecture at the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is a valley in the Andes region of Peru, close to Cusco – the capital of the Inca Empire. This valley was formed by the Urubamba river and according to recent researches it encompasses the “heartland of…

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Atacama – The driest place on Earth!

The Atacama Desert covers about 1,000 km of land and it is located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is not consensual which places are part of this desert, but according to National Geographic it includes the…

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Paso de Jama – Between Argentina and Chile

Pasa de Jama is the northernmost road border crossing between Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 4,200 m at the border but reaching an altitude of 4,819 m in the Chilean side (route 27), 100 km from the border.…

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Quebrada de Humahuaca – the Argentinian Andean culture

Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow mountain valley located in the province of Jujuy in the extreme northwest of Argentina, having border with two countries: Bolivia and Chile. Pre-Columbian inhabitants, as the Omaguacas and Ocloyas, lived in this area until…

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A quick stop in Fiambalá

We left Villa Unión towards a small town in the west part of the Catamarca Province called Fiambalá. As usual we started driving after breakfast, so we left Villa Unión around 10am (we’re practising slow living here!) to stop in…

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Laguna Brava, an hidden gem at 4,000m

Laguna Brava is one of those places we will never forget. On the top of the snow-capped Andes mountains and almost in the border between Argentina and Chile, we discovered a blue salty lagoon surrounded by a dry golden desert…

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