Penguins, penguins, and more penguins are the theme of this gallery. We took the Malinka Ferry from the Tres Puentes Ferry Port in Punta Arenas, Chile to Isla Magdalena to see the Magellanic Penguins roosting. This island boasts over 65,000 nesting, mating, and waddling pairs. That’s way over 100,000. This is a protected area for […]
Most glaciers worldwide are retreating due to global climate change. The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the only ones in the world that is still advancing and in equilibrium. We had to see it and after leaving Torres Del Paine in Chile, he took a bus to El Calafate, Argentina. El Calafate is a touristy town that relies exclusively upon the Perito Moreno Glacier for its economy. A little town with restaurants, museums, and shopping, we stayed at Hostel Las Manos, which proved affordable for the Patagonia.
The Perito Moreno Glacier in the Argentinian Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. One of the only advancing glaciers in the world, this place is special in many ways. From the thundering cleaving of the glaciers into the fjord to the beauty of the creamy glacial waters backdropped by mountains, Perito Moreno Glacier is a must-see in southern Argentina before it is gone to the global climate change machine.
After making our way from Northern Chile, spending some time in Santiago, Vina Del Mar, and Renaca we flew down to the Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas, Chile. Punta Arenas is one of the furthermost cities in Chile and the hub exploring the Magellan Straits, Magdalena Island, and Tierra Del Fuego. The first thing we […]
Some of the differences between high and low altitude cities include; air temperature, ease of breathing, and humidity. Coming from under developed Peru to Northern Chile was a change that was more than just altitude related. First off, the spanish Chileans speak is simply different and much more difficult to understand. The cuisine is vastly […]
Here we are in Northern Chile. Ahhhh… a new country, new attitude and new altitude. After scuttling about Peru in the highlands for weeks, breathing in the paper-thin air, scorching our skin in the thin ozone of the Andes and feeling our hearts beating in our necks far too frequently, we are now at sea […]
Lake Titicaca and Puno, Peru is the highest navigable lake in the world and we navigated it to the floating islands of the Uros people. We arrived at Puno on the lake and immediately felt the altitude. At approximately 12,500 feet, it’s higher than Cusco was…. yet flat, unlike Cusco. The air was still thin […]
Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Puno, Peru along with the Uros people, were one of the highlights of Peru. We like Peru, however the constant commercialization of the country was less in Puno… much less. This made walking down the street, (except for the walking street…still pretty hawkerish) actually enjoyable. We arrived on […]
Pinkuylluna and Ollantaytambo ruins were some wonderful ruins to see. Ollantaytambo is a small village of only around 700-1000 inhabitants in the south of Peru. Its located in the Sacred Valley not too far from Machu Picchu. The draw of this small town is that there is actually a ruin that is free to visit […]
The Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo were suggested to us by a guy we met in Arequipa. We had never heard of Ollantaytambo (O-yahn-tay-tom-bow) and can barely say it at times. However, after spending some time in Cusco we were ready to get out of the town of tourism, hawkers and inflated prices to a place […]