We had 12 days in Argentina so we had to be realistic with what we wanted to do. We decided we wanted to spend some time in Buenos Aires and then go to two other places to see Argentina’s landscape. The places we chose were the Iguazu Falls one of the 7 new natural wonders of the world and then the Valdes Peninsula. I had already been to El Calafate and Ushuaia as part of my time in Chile as…

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Fin Del Mundo – the end of the world. Ushuaia is towards the end of Argentina hence why it is known as the end of the world. It is famous for various things such as the Beagle Channel named after the ship the Beagle where Captain FitzRoy brought a young Charles Darwin onboard. It is also known as the gateway to Antarctica. Ushuaia is located in the Tierra Del Fuego provience. The Tierra del Fuego National Park meaning land of…

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Torres del Paine meaning Towers of Blue is a national park in the Magallenas area of Chile and the Chilean Antarctica. Only 3% of the park is open to the public with roughly 250,000 visitors a year. Compare that to the 6,000 visitors Machu Picchu receives a day and you’ll feel pretty lucky. There are two main routes the W and the longer route the O. It is mandatory to book the refugios when you do multiple day hikes. It…

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My South American trip started In Colombia flying into the capital city, Bogota. Bogota is 2640m above sea level. So it was a good start to getting used to higher altitudes as there are more to come on my adventures. Bogota We booked El Pit Hostel for 3 nights on Hostel World. The Hostel World app has been my saviour throughout my travels. We had a mixed 4 bed dorm with a shared bathroom. The beds were surprisingly really comfortable,…

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