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 ?!”
It is impossible to travel in Argentina and never try the maté! More than a food adventure, it is a social experience.
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!!!
Week 23 – This immersion in Tierra del Fuego (with the city of Ushuaia on the Argentinian side) and in the Magallanes province (with the city of Punta Arenas on the Chilean side) allowed me to discover how much the will of the governments in place in the 19th century was strong to gain new territories.
Week 22 – Ushuaia is the southernmost point we had planned to go to during our trip, and probably the most southerly I will ever reach in my all life! It was mythical for me and, again, I’m not disappointed!
Week 20 – Here we are! I’ve been dreaming about this part of the world for years and here it is, here I am, I am in Patagonia!
This popular hike in the mountains of El Bolson is incredibly beautiful! Dragged by the friendly and very energetic couple from Quebec, we jumped into a taxi in the morning to get to the starting point of this fantastic hike to the summit of Cerro Piltriquitrón!
Week 19 – Since we have acquired the car, we have camp more often than we have stayed in hotels. The rooftop tent is in fact really comfortable and very easy to open and pack. We don’t regret our choice… for the moment anyway, but we will have to see further south in Patagonia where the winds might discourage us from staying outside!
Back on the trails! This weekend we decided to hike a nice path going to the Refugio de la Laguna Negra at 1650m where we spent a night, our heads in the mountains!
Week 18 – Having left Pucón in Chile, we crossed the border and spent the week discovering the wonderful Argentinian side of Lake District.
Empanadas… I think everyone who traveled through Latin America has tasted at least once this pastry…
My first discovery was not really a success… I was expecting the most delicious sweet of Argentina and it was in fact a little bit…
Week 15 – Arrived in the northern part of Argentina, we decided to cross west to Chile in order to join the town of San Pedro de Atacama. The crossing of the Andean plateau at 4800masl was spectacular!
Week 14 – Continuing further north of Salta, we visited the Jujuy province. On the road of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, you cross little indigenous villages made of adobe houses all surrounded by incredibly colorful rocks!