We are a couple in our mid 20's hoping to satisfy our need for traveling. This will be our first trip together to South America (my first trip outside of the United States). We will be backpacking from Argentina to Chile and finish in Peru. We will be trekking through the Patagonian Mountains, possibly visit a penguin colony, check out some glaciers, and end with a trek through Machu Picchu on the Inca trail. Join us in our exploration of visiting a foreign land, basking in the beauty of all the sites, and of course...enjoying the first few months of married life!
March 4th 2007
After arriving in Chile we took a bus a few hours south to Punta Arenas in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Otway Sound Penguins before they migrated out of the area for the winter. Not much of interest occured during our stay. We came.... we saw... we took penguin photos. Also, at this point in time we have already done another hike (ten days in total). We will be posting information on this most recent trip as soon as we have access to a faster internet connection to download photos (this computer has a download rate of 1 photo every 25 minutes). We hope all is well with everyone. ... read more
March 1st 2007
Buenos Aires We arrived in the capital of Argentina on 02/21/2007 on a flight that was longer than anticipated. There is not much to report here. We spent a total of three days in Buenos Aires... three jet lagged days in combination with some post-wedding planning hang over. Our days were filled with long naps, long pulls of smooth beer, and the occasional long walk through the city. We had hoped to experience more of the city, but we were mainly focused on getting a plane ticket to Patagonia, which turned out to be more difficult than originally planned (most flights were booked for two solid weeks). We were finally able to get a flight to El Calafate (southern Patagonia) on 02/24/2007. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares We arrived in El Calafate and quickly boarded a bus ... read more
February 19th 2007
Hello everyone, This is a trial run...just checking to see whether each of you will receive a post of our entries. SnH... read more