Crossing the Andes – back in Argentina!

It was not in our initial plan (nor in the second!), but we decided to continue this journey to north through Argentina. So we crossed the Andes again, this time through Paso Los Libertadores, approx. 200 km from Valparaíso (Chile)…

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Volcanoes and lakes in Pucón, Chile

Pucón is a Chilean city located in the Araucanía region, approximately 800 km south of Santiago. It is a very popular destination since it offers a variety of sports and adventure activities (kayaking, trekking, skydiving, water skiing, snow skiing) but…

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Surrounded by lakes around Bariloche

Argentina’s Lake District is a gorgeous destination full of mountains, forests, rivers and, as the name suggests, plenty of lakes. Although the Spanish explored this area in the 16th century, the Mapuche dominated it until the 19th century. And even…

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Route 40 – Our last days in Patagonia

Route 40 is the longest route in Argentina and one of the longest in the world (along with the Route 66 in US, the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada and the Stuart Highway in Australia). This route runs parallel to the…

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Hiking and driving in Torres del Paine

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is one of the most spectacular national parks in Chile and of course in South America. UNESCO declared it a biosphere reserve in 1978 and it is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful…

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5 things we did in Gramado and Canela

Gramado was originally settled in 1875 by Portuguese descendants (from Azores!) and a few years later received a contingent of German and Italian immigrants. It is a small town that depends almost exclusively on tourism and it is one of…

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