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.
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!
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…
Week 24 – This week I wanted to talk about the very good quality of the museums I’ve visited in Tierra del Fuego and Punta Arenas. But something happened…
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.
It was the fifth and last day of our expedition in the Torres del Paine! From the Torres Central campsite, the last hike leads to the Base de Las Torres. This is the most famous of the park
In the same way that day 3 ended, day 4 started in incredibly calm and sunny Patagonia… Had we been transported to another country or another dimension?!
This day began with a very beautiful 7 km walk to the Italiano campsite where we had planned to stop because it is the starting point of a detour to the Valle del Francès.
This was our first actual walking day. We will have 4. The goal was to hike the 11 km to join the second shelter we had booked: the Refugio Paine Grande.