El Calafate and El Chalten, Argentine Patagonia

We spent just over a week between the two small towns of El Calafate and El Chalten.  Both towns lie just outside the Los Glaciares National Park, El Calafate at the south end and El Chalten to the north. El Calafate is situated on Lake Argentina, the 3rd largest lake in south america.  We were…

Whales and Wales! Puerto Madryn, Argentine Patagonia

First stop on our Patagonian adventure was Puerto Madryn.  The city lies just north of the welsh settlement area of the Chubut Valley and enjoys sandy beaches with views across the huge Gulfo Nuevo to the Peninsula Valdez. Almost all of Patagonia is in the middle of low season with mid winter falling in July / August…

Montevideo, Uruguay

After a couple of hours on a bus we arrived in Montevideo, in the middle of what appeared to be a monsoon!  The torrential conditions continued for nearly all of the time we were here, however we did manage to find a little window of time for some frantic exploring in between! The nation’s capital is home…

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Our month in Buenos Aires had come to an end and it was time for us to start planning our trip south into the wilds of Patagonia.  However, we wanted to do a quick diversion across the River Plate to Uruguay for a little while before heading south. After an easy 1 hour ferry crossing…