The Perito Moreno Glacier

On our way down to the other end of Los Glaciares National Park, we stopped off at the Patagonian hideaway of the real Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It’s … Continue Reading →

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

We have been camping, yes, CAMPING at a place called El Chalten on the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, where towering rocky teeth rise up to separate the … Continue Reading →

Tierra del Viento

The Land of the Wind, which becomes ever more relentless as we travel further South. Just how we came to spend Christmas day travelling backward and forward between bleak and … Continue Reading →

The Carretera Austral

Christmas greetings to everyone at home. The first couple of nights camping went surprisingly well and we are now in the small Chilean town of Coyhaique stocking up on supplies … Continue Reading →

There be Dragons II

Well. When we came to leave Bariloche early this morning, we got up to find that our substitute transport had arrived. A 40 seater, air conditioned BUS with reclining seats … Continue Reading →

The Dinosaurium

After an uncomfortable day of travel on public transport over the passes into Argentina we arrived at our hostel in the Lakeside town of Bariloche late last night. We were … Continue Reading →

Mapuche Mama

Mapuche is a collective name for the various indigenous people of this region of South Central Chile, the Araucania, although many have gravitated to the capital in search of work … Continue Reading →

Climbing the volcano

Grahame and I are not climbing Villarrica ourselves you understand; we are just luxuriating in a blissfully empty hostel while most of our group (young and old) go off to … Continue Reading →

Kitty pictures for Rosie

Here is a gallery of pictures illustrating the triple obsession of the Santagista: Politics, Food and Death. They have been assembled over the last 24 hours but unfortunately there has … Continue Reading →

Safe Arrival in Santiago

It is lovely to be able to relax in comfort at the Happy House Hostel after a less than felicitous eighteen hour journey from Heathrow via Madrid. Actually, we were … Continue Reading →