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autumn shimmering tree  
   

autumn shimmering tree

seeing this tree on my first visit drove me to return
San Martin de los Andes--Carnival and Crimson

April 16th 2012
Sweet San Martin de los Andes, on its alpine lake, is a way-station on the gringo trail through the Patagonian lake districts. Travelers coming from the popular resort of Bariloche, Argentina, are forced to pause for a night to catch the daily 6 am bus over the Paso Mamuil Malal/Tromen to the equally popular Pucon, Chile. I, too, passed through the town four times as I tacked back and fort ... read more
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Argentine Flag 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
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15th September 2012

THE COLOURS OF PATAGONIA
I've only been there in summer...still the vivid blues, greens & purples...but the autumn colours you captured...wow. Lanin...one of my fave volcanoes...thanks for the pics.That you are leaving Patagonia...leaving your paradise...sad for you.
15th September 2012

Leaving Patagonia
You are so right, David, leaving Patagonia is the most difficult thing I've done on this journey. However, those autumn colors were a treat I'd never seen. Glad you got to see Lanin up close and clearly!

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