Week 31 – How to summarize what we lived for 7 months ?! It is hard and I’m still thinking about how I will answer the question people will ask in a few days: “How was it ?!”
The most traditional dish of the island of Chiloé is the Curanto.
It is impossible to travel in Argentina and never try the maté! More than a food adventure, it is a social experience.
We were on la Tierra del Fuego, on the Chilean part, looking for a place to sleep on our way between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas. It was incredibly windy and a little bit cold and rainy…
The cocktail is made of Pisco, lime juice, sugar and ice. The Peruvian recipe will add egg white and the traditional 3 dots of Angostura bitters on the top.
The Caldillo de Congrio is a fish soup made with fish broth, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, fish (congrio – eel – but can also be made with other white fishes) and the Chilean spice merquén (smoked chili pepper). It is delicious!
Week 30 – We are spending our last week in Santiago where we have organised the sale of our car. That’s it, we are no longer overlanders but just backpackers… with a lot of luggage!
Week 29 – Rich in history and myths, Chiloe was a very pleasant island to visit.
Week 28 – I have the feeling that we did not enjoy this beautiful road as we should have…
Week 27 – This week we reached the Carretera Austral in Chile, landscapes are so different!
From the mirador, we can see the Fitz Roy on the right and the Cerro Torre on the left with the Laguna Torre at the bottom.
This hike is the most famous in El Chalten if you want to see the Fitz Roy summit from a very nice view point: its foot!
Week 26 – This week we crossed for the last time the border between Argentina and Chile. Over the last 5 months we have spent 80 days in Argentina, the country of beef and parillas (barbecues), but there is a lot more than that and it is the ideal moment to review it!
It was not the first time I was walking on a glacier but I really couldn’t remember the other one as I was a little girl “lost in the French Alps” 🙂
Week 25 – This week we met the 2 big guys of the Argentinian South Patagonia: el señor Glaciar Perito Moreno and el señor Fitz Roy.
In south Patagonia the most common product from the sea is the centolla, so called King crab. We couldn’t avoid it and were forced to taste its different cooking styles 🙂
One of the most common and delicious food in Patagonia, in both Argentina and Chile, is the Cordero asado, the grilled lam! DE-LI-CIOUS!!!
This is one of my first attempts at long exposure photos. I’ll have to get better at it!
This one was not really a hike, let’s say it was more of a walk. It only takes 1 hour to go to the Mirador Cuernos on a very easy path. The real challenge of this one is the wind as it can reach gusts of 90km/h which are very hard to resist!
In December, at the end of the W circuit, we had done a part of this hike, but we stopped at Refugio Chileno…