Patagonia Road Trip 2: The Chilean midst
Marble caves, Rio Tranquilo

Patagonia Road Trip 2: The Chilean midst

This post reviews the second part of our trip, one of colorful canyons, alpine ridgelines, marbled caves, tough roads and endlessly sublime scenery. The overall journey through this gorgeous mountain landscape and desert pampas began…

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Patagonia Road Trip 1: The North
Hanging glacier from above, Queulat

Patagonia Road Trip 1: The North

This post reviews the first part of our Patagonian trip, with its islands, ferries, volcanoes, glaciers and more. The overall journey through this gorgeous mountain landscape and desert pampas began at Puerto Montt, Chile, and…

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Montevideo:  A Deeper Look
By José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín

Montevideo: A Deeper Look

Most of our six month stay in Montevideo, we traveled outside the city or lived like other residents. At times, we acted like tourists again - visiting or re-visiting notable places in the city, and…

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Welsh, whales and Titanosaurs in Argentina
Rocky plateau near Puerto Pyramides, Valdes

Welsh, whales and Titanosaurs in Argentina

THE WELSH Our final visit to Argentina ranged from the natural to the historical to the prehistoric. As for historical, in the mid-19th century Argentina welcomed immigrants to populate and ranch the northern Patagonian coast.…

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Cannons and canyons in Uruguay’s Northeast
Watchtower, Fortaleza Santa Teresa

Cannons and canyons in Uruguay’s Northeast

FORTINS AND FORTALEZAS Two forts from the 18th century, both named for saints (Teresa and Michael/Miguel), enlivened our visit to the northernmost coast of Uruguay, just shy of the Brazilian border. Both forts changed hands…

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