Welcome to the portal into my adventures! I plan to add frequent updates that coincide with my current travels. Print's won't be for sale (since editing will be on the fly), but I hope you enjoy the previews and stories of new places in the world!
I'm multiple steps behind on the blog - meaning, I'm nowhere near Punta Arenas or the land of penguins anymore. Couple more posts and we'll be back on track. The pictures are ready to go, I just don't want to overwhelm anyone.
I boarded the Navimag ferry headed south through the Patagonia fjords. The four day/three night journey was a perfect entry into the region - forests, glaciers, shipwrecks - ultimately arriving in Puerto Natales.
Arrived safely to Puerto Natales.
TORRES DEL PAINE
Views like this before even starting the trek were a sign of good things to come.
Early morning rise for a hike in the dark and the sunrise on the Torres. Breathtaking. And also freezing.
Two days later: the view back down the hill on our way up Valle Frances.
Or the other view of Valle Frances.
Sunset and sunrise in Paine Grande.
Torched areas on account of a cigarette butt. Sad but haunting. Only 3 years later, there was incredible regrowth.
Hiking out amongst the golden fields of Patagonia.
Made it safe and sound back to civilization.
I left Cafayate for more wine tasting in Mendoza. Why no pictures? I hired a bicycle and rode winery to winery - in other words, I was far to busy to pull out the camera.
After attending the second largest Carnival party in Argentina, I made my way further west to Cafayate (part of the Salta wine region). The small town was perfect for hiring a bike and dropping in on wineries to taste their pride varietal - Torrontes. Certainly a new favorite of mine! I also couldn't miss a chance to tour a small goat cheese farm. The little guys were more than photogenic as you'll see below.
And one of me for good measure...and for those not on Facebook.
Although well out of my way to Mendoza and Chile, I was warned by many not to miss Iguazu Falls - thank goodness for their advice. The park truly lived up to it's 'wonder of the world' status! Pulling out the camera proved to be an issue during the torrential downpours, but I managed to sneak in a few.