The charm of the Fuegian Andes

As the truck moved along National Route No. 3 to the north, my fascination with the landscape increased. I felt that my senses weren’t enough to appreciate the magnitude and wild beauty of the Fuegian Andes. Esmeralda Lagoon I got off at Valle de Lobos, 18 kilometers from the center, …

The Argentine Siberia

For a moment, the rain made me doubt. My plan for that morning was do the trekking to the Martial Glacier, but when I mentioned it to Marcelo and he pointed out the rain, I began to evaluate other possibilities. At that moment the truck driver arrived and asked me …

A paradise at the end of National Route No. 3

I chose to visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park for the second consecutive day. While I was sharing my breakfast -which consisted of bread with butter, dulce de leche and marmalade, cereals, juice, coffee, tea and milk- with a group of Italians, I wrote to the number of Transportes …

Trains and postcards in the Tierra del Fuego National Park

Marcelo received me with his slow speech, a mixture of Portuguese and Spanish, and a smile painted on his lips. I left my backpack and said goodbye. I walked through the streets of Ushuaia to the combis dock, where I bought a round trip ticket, and at 10 I went …

Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world

I departed from Ezeiza Airport on December 26, 2017 at 8:30 towards Ushuaia. I had with me the firm intention to close a stage and the certainty that every ending announces a new beginning. I arrived at the “Malvinas Argentinas” Airport in Ushuaia at 13:20, after a half-hour stop in …

What to do in the Esteros del Iberá

With an extension of 12 thousand square kilometers, Esteros del Iberá -in Guaraní language means “water that shines”- is the second largest wetland in the world and home to more than 4,000 species of animals and plants. In the lower areas, rains feed the estuaries and lagoons that characterize these …

Between rivers and mountains

The sky was painted in orange tones. I left behind the “Welcome” sign and the entrance to the town. I crossed the bridge over the Fitz Roy River, passed the National Parks office and started the ascent towards the Condors Viewpoint at the first light of day. El Chaltén began …