Friends in Chile

Friends in Chile

To finish our trip, we left Argentina for Chile, crossing the border quite near Torres del Paine. We had time for one more night in Patagonia, in Punta Arenas, and then one night in Santiago as part of the overly complicated route I picked to come home. There is not a lot to see in [...]

Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

After the tranquility of Estancia Cristina, we returned to tourist reality the next day when we took a group tour to the Perito Moreno glacier. The early morning logistics in Calafate are very impressive. For 3 hours, starting at ~7am, the roads are filled with shuttle buses gathering pasajeros from the many hotels, hostels and [...]

Estancia Cristina

Estancia Cristina

  We spent an amazing two days at Estancia Cristina.  The Estancia was a working sheep ranch established in 1914, on leased land that was later incorporated into Los Glaciares National Park.  The family working the land was allowed to stay in perpetuity until 1998 when there were no more heirs. It is now used [...]

Deep South

Deep South

We've been in Patagonia since Sabadi afternoon, and it is awesome.  Haven't posted any updates because we were off the grid at Estancia Cristina for two days: no phone, no TV and minimal WiFi. More to come... Go to the next post: Estancia Cristina

Demorado

Demorado

Arrived at AEP this morning for our flight to El Calafate in Patagonia, but it is delayed by ~3 hours. So we are airport-bound. Go to the next post: Deep South

The Zeitgeist

The Zeitgeist

A few days ago, I posted my thoughts on Buenos Aires, as a place. Now, on our last night before heading to Patagonia, I'm sharing some impressions of The People. It is always dangerous to generalize, especially after only scratching the surface as we have over the last 3 weeks. However, the view that I [...]

Jardin Japones

Jardin Japones

This is our third week in BsAs and in each of the first two, we had a day off for a public holiday.  This week we had a day off because of the paro general, or general strike.  The trains, buses and subways were all shutdown, as were international flights.  So we pretty much had to stick [...]