Category Archive: Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

When my plane from El Calafate touched down in Ushuaia I was once again farther south than I’d ever been.  Ushuaia, on the shore of the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, calls… Continue reading

El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten is a tiny town.  You can walk from one end to the other in 15 minutes.  And yet – thanks to its location at the base of an incredibly scenic mountain… Continue reading

El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate’s big draw is the nearby Perito Moreno glacier, a massive wall of ice that – unlike many other glaciers – seems to be holding steady, neither advancing nor receding.  From the… Continue reading

El Calafate, Argentina

A short bus ride took me from El Chaltén to El Calafate, a relatively large town at the southern end of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.  El Calafate’s primary tourist attraction is the Perito… Continue reading

El Chaltén, Argentina

In 1901, Robert Parker and Harry Longabaugh – better known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – fled from the United States to a small cabin near the Patagonian town of Cholila,… Continue reading

Perito Moreno, Argentina

In the 6am dark I walked from my hotel to the departure point of my bus, only a few blocks away.  A light rain had fallen and the pavement glittered under the streetlights. … Continue reading

Bariloche, Argentina

I fell asleep in the seemingly endless suburban sprawl of Buenos Aires and woke to the barren, desaturated pre-dawn of Patagonia.  Patagonia!  Was I really here? With Patagonia it’s not entirely clear where… Continue reading

Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

The turmoil in my stomach never escalated from localized skirmishes into a full-scale revolt, and I survived the 17-hour bus ride from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú without any major incidents.  But I… Continue reading

Buenos Aires, Argentina

My reluctance to leave Africa didn’t prevent me from being excited to start exploring South America.  Unlike Africa, South America wasn’t entirely unfamiliar ground – on previous trips I’d visited Ecuador, Brazil, Peru… Continue reading