Category Archives: South America – Southern Cone

The Last Argentinean Days (Day 538)

I have left Argentina for the last time this trip.  I have been in and out of this country since early December.  A friend recently asked me to pick my favourite country in South America so far — Argentina was … Continue reading

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Paraguay — Past the “No attractions past this point” sign (Day 532)

Paraguay and I got off on the wrong foot when they made me work really hard to get a visa.  I had to visit an embassy (twice), do lots of paperwork, get copies of everything, pay money (USD only), have … Continue reading

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Going gaucho in Uruguay (Day 529)

A gaucho is a South American cowboy.  I recently visited Northern Uruguay to see how these guys roll. First thing I can tell is they know how to put on a good festival.  I attended the annual “Patria Gaucha” fiesta, where the … Continue reading

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4 days around the most southerly trek, at The End of the World (Day 511)

I have discovered The End of the World.  It is not Ushuaia, despite what all the t-shirts, postcards, people, and tourist traps in that city will tell you.  To reach The End of the World, you must take a boat … Continue reading

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Canada — maker of the world´s greatest hockey players (Day 511)

I can´t help but send out a big congratulations to the Mens and Womens Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams on their gold medals.  You all make me proud. All the Canadian Olympic athletes do, but it is hockey that is closest … Continue reading

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Quick hello from Tierra del Fuego, “Land of Fire” (Day 483)

Hey all.  As I type this I am at the very bottom of Argentina, in a place called The Land of Fire.  As it is the middle of summer down here, it stays light outside until almost 11pm.  But the … Continue reading

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8 days around the Torres del Paine Circuit (Day 475)

I have just got back to civilization after trekking about 138km in the Torres Del Paine National Park, one of the most popular in South America.  I can see why.  This Circuit Trek is a classic around the Torres Del … Continue reading

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