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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!

Cheers.

Isla Magdalena

April 04, 2013

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. 

 
Anyway, not much to narrate here. I took the ferry to Isla Magdalena (2 days delayed on account of heavy winds) to see one of the largest penguin colonies in the world. Although most of the little ones had already left for warmer climates, there were still tens of thousands hanging around. Jaw dropping!
 
They were hard to capture (I ended up shooting a lot of video), but I got a few I was happy with. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Torres del Paine

March 22, 2013

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.

 
After renting gear and buying supplies, I set out (with three others) for the six day backpacking adventure. One of the top rated treks in the world, Torres del Paine did not disappoint. We were prepared for the worst of weather, but got strictly sunshine the entire time.
 
It was truly a magical place, and I was lucky to share it with some very incredible people!
 
 
NAVIMAG
Puerto Montt port town - Navimag embarking
 
Monster chess board. I spared the boat from my hack skills. 
 
 
 
The Cotopaxi or Capitán Leonidas' shipwreck has been there since 1889. What felt like seconds ticked as we flew by - could've stayed hours.  
 
My first Patagonia glacier...there would be MANY more to come!

 

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.

 

 


Santiago

March 19, 2013

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. 

 
A long but beautiful bus trip later I got to Santiago where I was to plan out my southern Chile adventures. I ended up loving the city, and stayed for a week! Art everywhere: I visited galleries of new chilean artists and walked the streets COVERED in vibrant murals. Exciting cuisine: abundant seafood, stews and casseroles, and the most life-changing...Pastel de Choclo. Great music scene: caught a few small local shows and attended a larger, alternative/independent festival in one of the city's art museums!
 
I'm further south now and just got off the Torres del Paine "W" trail - more photos to follow.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cafayate

February 28, 2013

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.

About an hour outside of town (the opposite way of the looming Andes Mountains) is Quebrada Cafayate, or as it felt to me...Mars.  Stunning red stone carved over years of river flow.
One of my favorite parts of the trip so far!
Hasta luego!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And one of me for good measure...and for those not on Facebook.


The Mighty Iguazu Falls

February 21, 2013

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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