The last week has been devoted to 2 major South American cities: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio. Both have been bloody fantastic, yet are so different to one another. It’s been an interesting and surreal time, especially as my trip is quickly drawing to a close.
After saying goodbye to Chile, I crossed the land border into Argentinian Patagonia and began looking for some incredible mountains to explore. Like its Chilean counterpart, Argentina’s share of Patagonia is just as remarkable!
I’ve just completed my last trek of this trip and wanted to share my top 7 with you (I wanted to go with 5, but I couldn’t decide which 2 to cut!). It’s a dynamic list which no doubt will change as I do more and more treks but some of these will be tough to beat!
Chile has been one of those countries that has surprised me. We hear the stories about how beautiful and diverse it is but I really was not expecting this. From the driest desert in the world up north, to Patagonian ice fields down south, Chile has it all.
In the spirit of making lists, I thought I’d put together the 5 biggest frustrations I’ve encountered and continue to encounter whilst backpacking. Whilst most of this is tongue in cheek, there is an undeniable element of truth in these 5 points and I’m sure many backpackers will agree.
Torres Del Paine – easily one of the most extreme and erratic treks I’ve done. Unlike many other treks, this one condenses some phenomenal sites into 5 incredible days. This post is a photoblog but at the end of it, I’ve included some practical info that may help you as the information out there is a bit sketchy!
The beauty of Chile being such a long country is that is crosses so many geographic belts so you really get all worlds in one place. After leaving Pucon, I began journeying deeper into the Lakes District. You have to see this place!
Chile has it all. I started my trip in this country in the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth, and now I’m in the Chilean Lake District – it’s difficult to believe these 2 places are in the same country – massive lakes, forests and snow-capped volcanoes all around – incredible!
Bolivia is one of those countries that many people I’ve met either bypass entirely or spend minimal time. Hell, I’m one of those only spending 2 weeks in a country that warrants a little more time! This is how I spent 2 weeks in this incredible country.