Walking on Penguin Island. Can It Possibly Be Better? March 18th 2012 Today was an early morning. I was up so early that I even had time for coffee and a quick breakfast at the hotel before my taxi arrived to take me down to the docks. What an absolutely amazing trip this was today. Only 80 people per day are allowed on the Penguin Island, or Rookery, and in groups of 20 at a time. We drove in a mini bus for about an hour. Along the way we stopped to take some pictu ... 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