Los Glaciares National Park January 22nd 2016 We have a new favourite place! The town of El Chaltén, dubbled Argentina’s trekking capital, was apparently thrown together in 1985 to beat Chile to ownership of the National Park. Our bus arrived at 4pm and we immediately decided to head out for a short walk. We ambled up to Mirador de los Condores, which provided a brilliant views in all directions of the town, the valley behind it, the Fitz ... read more
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
So. We're actually doing it! We're packing away our lives as an accountant and teacher in our lovely house in Bristol in favour of a tent, two backpacks and six months in The Americas. Most importantly, we'll be saying goodbye to our beloved rabbits, Bert and Ringo! Flights are booked for 12th August... then it's first stop, Grand Teton National Park, followed by Yellowstone. For closet geography nerd Tom, seeing Old Faithful has been an ambition for a long time... and I just can't wait to get exploring!
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