Browsing articles tagged with " backpacking"
Jan
4
2012

Torres del Paine – more great hiking!

Surprisingly unspoilt, Torres del Paine is Chilean Patagonia  – and you can either get a bus there from Santiago (Chile), or from Argentina.  The regular buses from Calafate to the national park are super-busy in peak season – December to March – so book ahead.  We turned up at the bus station the night before to book tickets and both companies were full – both leave at 8am for Puerto Natales (just over the border […]

May
17
2011

Journey to Latin America

Journey Latin America

Listening to a busker playing the panpipes today reminded me of my many trips to South America.  I learned Spanish from an early age and I love the language, the Latin culture and the warmth and spontaneity of the people. If you are looking for a fascinating mix of culture, history, and spectacular scenery,  add South America to your ‘bucket’ list .. and let’s start with Peru .. 😉 At the time that I wanted […]

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