The Torres del Paine was the HIGHLIGHT of our visit of the Chilean Patagonia! We were looking forward to it and we were absolutely not disappointed.
Week 21 – We spent the week in the city of Puerto Natales and in THE FABULOUS Torres del Paine park!
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!
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!
Week 17 – This week, we drove in the Sur Chico region of Chile. We are now surrounded by green mountains, volcanoes and dark blue lakes.
Empanadas… I think everyone who traveled through Latin America has tasted at least once this pastry…
We could not cross Chile without stopping in one of its wine regions and tasting some of its best products. So we choose the Colchagua Valley and opted for a degustation menu at Lapostolle winery near Santa Cruz.
Week 16 – These last days have been basically focusing on driving south toward Patagonia, the main goal of our trip.
Week 15 – A little extra again! There’s a lot to see around San Pedro de Atacama, the nature being so aride and extreme. We decided to go to few of the Lagunas south of the city.
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 9 – Valparaiso… the colorful perched houses on the many hills facing the dark blue Pacific Ocean are as beautiful as the Street Art blooming everywhere in the city!
Week 8 – The 18th and 19th of September are the celebration of Chile Independence. This was the independence from the Spanish in 1810. Everything in the city is closed! No museums, no shops, no malls, most of the restaurants are closed for 2 days and all the Santiguan are gone or are celebrating in traditional fondas! Even a 15th of August in Paris looks busier!