All Walks of Life

On a trip like the one we just returned from, you’re bound to meet loads of interesting people from all different backgrounds.

The first “Travel Friend” we made happened to be a Brazilian guy named Tiago who spoke only Portuguese. Despite the language barrier, we hung out the whole week and he showed us all […]

Well, that was fun.

Today was…. one of those days.

We’re heading to Bolivia tomorrow and apparently you can get an entry visa on the spot right at the border crossing. The downside to this? It costs the equivalent of USD$135 per person. So we were prepared for the expense of this hopefully uneventful border crossing but then started […]

Grapevine Canopy

A quick pic of this week’s accommodations in Mendoza.

Patagonian Finale

The Perito Moreno Glacier

We felt like we could stare at it for days on end. So beautiful and awe inspiring it was difficult not to take a theoretical second to ponder our miniscule existence. It’s scope is difficult to grasp. This giant blue mass flows from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field (which is […]

Day 3 and back to El Chalten

We decided (through suggestion) to wake up pre-dawn for a hike to Laguna de los Tres. Named for the three lakes you can see along the way it was supposed to be a leisurely hour to the base of another melt lake. We set the alarm for 4:30am, bundled up and hit the road shortly […]

Day 2 (con’t)

I think we slept in until after 10am in a hot tent after that first climb, the longest nights sleep so far I believe. Obviously much needed because our bodies didn’t respond with normal rations of shut-eye until at least 3 nights after we got back. After backtracking a bit we came up to the […]

The River Wild

The first hike was the toughest, by far. But it wasn’t until day 2 that I cried.

This occurred around the time that our trail map showed what appeared to be a simple river crossing. As it turned out, it wasn’t so simple. I’d call it more of a raging river, and there certainly was […]

Where’s Waldo?

Well, I guess we know which one of us is the brave one.

Chocolate and Dogs

After a 23+ hour bus ride from Buenos Aires, we have arrived in Bariloche, Argentina, just north of the beginning of Patgonia. Amazingly, the ride wasn’t all that bad, with wide, cushy seats that lay back, plenty of provided meals and snacks, TVs playing English-speaking movies, and a beautiful view of the scenery changing from […]

Almost Swallowed by the Devil

“Poor Niagara!” is what Eleanor Roosevelt is said to have exclaimed when she first saw Iguazu Falls, where we visited today. These waterfalls which touch Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, are a majestic and awe-inspiring sight from the Argentinian side. The national park is a collection of trails to various lookouts over different waterfalls, but the […]