Patagonia

Ever since we saw photographs of Torres de Paine, we've wanted to visit Patagonia. Little did we know of the other things which makeup the southern part of South America.

You can see photos from our trip here.

Buenos Aires

A vibrant modern city with all the good and bad which attends large urban areas. The outlying areas in the river delta were a surprise, with lovely homes nestled along the river bank.

Bariloche

A mountain resort area featuring massive lakes offering spectacular views.

Puerto Varas

A Chilean resort town filled with local and foreign tourists at the edge of an enormous lake flanked by two volcanoes.

Chiloe

A large island on the southern coast of Chile; somewhat isolated since access is by ferry - for the moment. There seems to be a distinct sub-culture here in which the locals take pride. And this culture may be in danger of dilution when a bridge to the mainland will provide easy access to and from the island.

Punta Arenas

A large isolated city on the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas is the gateway to Torres de Paine National Park.

Torres de Paine

A beautiful mountain range adjacent to the Andes. Lago Grey is the terminus of Grey Glacier and offers a beautiful foreground to the "Towers of Blue", icons of the park.

El Calafate

This tourist town is short drive from the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier.

Puerto Iguazu

A small town near the borders of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil; downstream from the incomparable Iguazú Falls. 

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