These mountains were spectacular. Photos just can't do them justice. The towers (torres) themselves are actually behind the mountains you see here. To see the real Torres del Paine you have to backpack around the other side, which has no road. Another reason to go back!
Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego to Torres del Paine December 21st 2019 I have always wanted to see December Solstice in the southern hemisphere. Growing up in North America, December 21 was always so short and this year I decided to experience as long of a day as possible on December 21. In Punta Arenas the sun rose at 5:12am and set at 10:10pm. Of course, being so far south it got light long before 5am and was light out until well after 11pm. It was exactly what I w ... read more
South America » Chile » Magallanes Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info
Torres del Paine
Our most beautiful place in the World. We drove down the Andes in a 4WD from Bariloche and Torres del Paine blew us away at every corner. The wind was intense but the skies were clear. Yet when our daughter was there some years later it was wet. windy and miserable. Love reading the stories of others who go there.