15th November – 18th November – San Carlos de Bariloche

Beautiful Bariloche – in the Argentinian lake district – seems to specialise in chocolate and beer. Oh, and hiking, cycling, fishing and general outdoor loveliness. But mostly, in our case, it was the home of the completely-disproportionately-large-for-our-hotel-room hot tub: As well as curious (greedy?) bird-life knocking on our patio windows every morning: Despite the hot tub,…

11th November – 14th November – Trevelin and Esquel

One of the reasons I wanted to come to Patagonia in the first place was the Welsh heritage, so here we are in Trevelin, one of the towns that retains not only Welsh place names but also language, where plenty of people siarad at least a tipyn bach of Cymraeg. As well as optional free classes,…

6th November – 10th November – El Chalten

El Chalten is a small town 3 hours drive from El Calafate, near to the border with Chile. It’s known as the ‘National Trekking Capital’: mainly because that’s the only reason the town is there – it’s inside the Glaciers National Park and has access to many one-day and multi- (up to 10!) day hikes as well…

29th October – 31st October: The end of the world…almost.

After two days, five flights (including crossing the Andes) … …and seven airports we arrived in Punta Arenas in the far south of Chile, just on the Straits of Magellan. Our cosy Bed-and-Breakfast ‘El Chalet Chapital‘ in the centre of town: After a brief wander around town we found a little row of restaurants on…