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Malvinas

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On our way down to Ushuaia, we spent one night in Rio Grande, on the north part of the island of Tierra del Fuego. It happened to be the first of April, on the eve of the anniversary of Argentina’s failed invasion of the Falkland Islands/Malvinas. So the following morning, we went to the act in homage of the anniversary.…

Patagonia in”spire”s

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We bid farewell to our new friends and hopped into the truck, ready for yet another border crossing.  No more than ten minutes after we entered the aduana building, we were leaving Chile, both of us stamped out of the country and the truck’s permit cancelled.  Why couldn’t Central America’s borders be this easy?

Pulling over for a roadside lunch,…

We Found Paradise, It’s In Patagonia

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Though the Carretera starts its journey in Puerto Montt, only a few miles exist until the road ends, quickly submerging underwater. Here lies the first of many mandatory ferry crossings. The first was a short 45 minutes, hugging the steep shoreline just south of Alerce Andino National Park.

The second crossing winded for hours through a narrow inlet flanked…

Love in the land of fire

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Today is Día de la Novia (Girlfriend’s Day) here in Argentina, and the perfect day to deliver some heartening news. Guess what happened here?

Bahía Lapataia in Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, the most romantic place in the world.

We got engaged! It was a lovely moment, as this was at the terminus of Ruta 3…the real end of the…

The end of the road

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We have made it to Ushuaia! It is billed as ‘The Southernmost city in the world,’ although there is a small naval town, Puerto Williams, a bit farther south–across the Beagle Channel in Chile.

Milo looks out for dogs over the Beagle Channel

I only found out recently that Tierra del Fuego is an island. We crossed the Strait of…

March in Pictures

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Just in case it wasn’t totally obvious, yesterday’s post was an April fools. We will make it to Ushuaia today, and we still have a few more months of travel.
Plus of course, we’d never let go of Milo. Or even sell the van, for that matter.
Here is the usual post with some photos we took this month.

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Into the great wide open

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When we reached Punta Arenas, we checked into a hotel as a respite from two things that have become very difficult–staying warm at night, and fast Internet. We’ve seen so much in the past two weeks that it seems like a lifetime since our ride on the steam train in Esquel.
Driving through Patagonia feels like a real road trip–with…

Driving south

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In the last few weeks we’ve been driving down Patagonia.
A few weeks ago we rode a steam train:

And run into the cover Bruce Chatwin used for his book.

It is very windy in the plains of Patagonia.One problem with wind is that it makes you wonder: “how would palm trees look, blowing in this wind?”. The Argentine government…

In Patagonia

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We love Patagonia. The Chilean side had completely different vegetation, almost like a rain forest. After rain finally drove us off Chiloe Island, we camped our last night in this really cool forest preserve in Aracuria, where they had really nice hiking trails.

At the Salto del Indio, our last morning in Chile

From Aracuria, it was the easiest Argentine…

Nuevos Amigos & Mucho Vino

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Since crossing into Chile, we have been loving the frequent “real” grocery stores.  We spent more money on food and cheap wine at the grocery store than we had in weeks in Peru!  However, we were ready to hit the road to Argentina.  Not wanting any of our precious food taken from us at the border, we made a point…

Chile to Chiloe

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A view of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes

Traversing the Andes from Mendoza was spectacular, with clear days, good roads, and tons of happy roadside picnics. As much as we would have liked to have stayed in Argentina for much longer, the van’s 90-day visa was up.

Argentina-Chile border crossing through Paso Los Libertadores.

The border crossing into…

From East to West

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After leaving Punta Alta, we traversed Argentina from its Pacific Coast to its Western edge, in a matter of days. This meant crossing the low-lying plains of La Pampa. It felt like driving through the Great Plains on any rural highway: nothing to see, nowhere to turn, just straight and flat.

Formerly known as the town of Rivadavia, this sign…

The Argentine Herculaneum

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Epecuén was a little lakeside resort until 1985. Lago Epecuén is the saltiest of a string of lakes in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires. As such, it was popular with visitors for its alleged properties curing all kind of ailments, from rheumatism to psoriasis.
The little town had 1500 inhabitants, and could host about 5000 visitors.
In…

Argentimes

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This has been a very special week, because Milo and I have gotten to meet Juan’s family and friends from his hometown, Punta Alta, in the southernmost reaches of the Buenos Aires province. After living as a transplant among so many others for all of my adult life, you get used to knowing people in isolated circumstances and having meaningful…

An Argentinian Christmas

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Hello country number 14!

We were flying down the smooth, black surface at rapid speed, long gone were the hours of persistent washboard and potholes lying in wait. We had finally made it out of the lunar SW Bolivian landscape. Pointing our nose West, gravity carried Snowy down from 16,000 feet to the much lower town of San Pedro de…

With time to kill we took a side trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier and Mount Fitz Roy

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Getting up the next morning the wind was already stronger than yesterday. The first 80 km west it was strong, but not gusting. Most of the way it was manageable. There was only the last 45 km to El Calafate where it vas very strong, but with minimal gusting.

They have these silly wind blown palm tree signs here. Like…

Now for the serious stuff Patagonia !

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There was almost no wind today and when there was it was 80% at our back!!! We kept south until Esquel and got gas again with almost no line. The old ruta 40 goes south from here but reports of very bad road conditions there kept us south on the “ruta 40” to Gobernador Costa, Chubut Province at 444 km…

CHOCS AWAY!

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MOONRISE OVER LAGO DEL DIAMANTE

Mendoza Province, Argentina
It was the stuff of legend, the sort of heroics to make aces like James Bigglesworth and Algernon Lacey positively drool, had they been real pilots, of course. Unlike Biggles and his chum Algie, the fellows I’m referring to were not in the least fictitious. In fact, they were larger than life.…

Seven Lakes Route

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Driving into Junin de los Andes we say gas and got gas, which is the rule down here and added our sticker to the collection.

The drive on the 7 lakes route is a must do!They have actually renamed the old highway 231 going from Junin de los Andes to Bariloche via Villa la Angostura the ruta 40 to make…

A month of Buenos Aires

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Our month in Buenos Aires is ending today.
I’ve shot very few photos here. Part of it is that I’ve been here before. Part of it is that it’s been so hot. And the other part is that I don’t like showing my camera because this city has the unfortunate reputation of being a den of thieves. During my last…

Southern Christmas

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It is hovering around a hundred degrees this week. Spending Christmas in hot weather is even weirder than spending Christmas alone. Growing up in the Midwest, my brothers and I would complain if there wasn’t at least a foot of snow on the ground on Christmas morning.
Juan’s good friend Albano invited us to spend Christmas with his family. I…

In Argentina

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Both Juan and I have histories here in Buenos Aires. Juan lived for several years in the capital after moving from his hometown a few hours south, and I moved here shortly after finishing grad school, four years ago this month. It was near the end of the eight months that I was living here that the two of us…

The Lost Thanksgiving

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It’s Thanksgiving morning and I’m sure the first thing on everyone’s mind when they wake up is, “I wonder what Nacho is doing today?” The truth is, this is the first time in our lives that we decided not to celebrate Thanksgiving. But don’t despair! We spent the day, and the last few for that matter, in the home of…

Don’t cry for me Argentina

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Oh come on, you knew it was coming! We almost shed a tear leaving as we have fallen in love with Argentina and it’s people. I am just hoping it misses us as much as we miss it!  We left Salta, in the North of Argentina, intending to go across into Chile by Pass Sico to see the Atacama…

Salta Gaucho Festival

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Well we are back on the road again, having said our good-byes to Martyn and Kate in Santiago ,but before we left Martyn very kindly helped us sort some new batteries for the truck. We headed to the Chilean/Argentina border but arrived just five minutes too late in the evening, as the border post had just closed, (9am – 9pm)but…

Narrow Argentinian Mountain Pass

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Narrow Argentinian Mountain Pass can focus your mind! This road is marked as normal on our maps, but it is the worst we have seen yet. It was a bit exciting at times!
We started from Tinogasta on Route 60 to go about 40km to Route 40. It took us about 25 hours! (We did stop at sunset, and start…

Why We Love Buenos Aires

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Aahh, Buenos Aires. The city of good air. We often say in our posts about cities that we are not huge fans of cities, but then go on to list all the reasons why we liked that particular city. For this post, I’m going to skip that opening. The truth is I’ve realized that sometimes cities can be quite nice.…

Ushuaia to Bariloche: The End of the Road to the Badass Bariloche Bovine Bonanza

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After 3 years, 6 months, and 27 days, 3 trips back to the US (for a total of 10 months), 45,400 miles driven, 2,400 gallons of diesel (approximately 18 miles/gal), 14 countries, 21 border crossings, more than 15 gallons of propane, 8 broken camp chairs, 1 roof top tent eaten by rodents, and countless memories worth several lifetimes, we finally…

Farewell Ginger!

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After a few days of recovery, and shopping, in the warmth of Las Vegas we have the energy and the technology to write this blog! It’s been a tough and tiring couple of weeks since the last entry. So here goes…

Our latest travels

We spent a cold and wet night by the ocean in Puerto Montt, where even the…

FRONTEIRA BOLÍVIA (VILLAZÓN) – ARGENTINA (LA QUIACA)

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Toda fronteira é complicada, pois vários fatores envolvem a travessia, mesmo nas fronteiras mais remotas na cordilheira entre Argentina e Chile, onde imaginei ser tranquilo e rápido, fomos submetidos a uma revista mais rigorosa, mas essa fronteira bateu todos os recordes de fiscalização e demora.
Foram mais de três horas nos procedimentos burocráticos de saída da Bolívia e entrada na…