Snow in Patagonia March 17th 2012 Today was a bit of a surprise. I knew it was raining out when I woke up, but I didn't realize how ugly the weather was. My boat trip was cancelled due to the weather, which meant I had only a few minutes to make the decision to take a taxi to the Train to the End of the World. I made it on time, but was shocked that it was snowing. In the first couple pictures, you can see snow on my coat and ... read more
South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
Well, the tickets have been purchased, tours arranged, hotels reserved and cooking class confirmed. It looks as though Vacation 2014 is all set and what remains is to pack and get myself to the airport. As organized (some may say obsessive) as I am, even I feel that it is too early to start that.
I looked at many different countries, towns and regions to visit on this trip, but have chosen to spend about half of my time in Bolivia and the remaining in Chile. My time in Bolivia will be filled with things to do, places to see. It will be the usual "power travel" that... full info