The Gift, or How Many Photos Can You Take of One Mountain? March 31st 2010 Day 1
I am not sure how I have been so lucky weather-wise since I got to the southern extremity of Argentina. Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia are known for their sometimes extreme weather. Snow in the summer, rain that comes pelting out of nowhere, winds that can flatten you. But I have seen little of this. I am almost beginning to think the bad weather is a myth (except see Day 2).
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South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén 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
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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