Chiloé – Ancud, Pingüinos de Puñihuil, Castro, Achao, Dalcahue and Cucau (Muelle de las Almas)

I woke up feeling really tired* after two weeks of nonstop travel. This is the first day where I hadn’t planned how to get to my next destination, Ancud on Chiloé, which is a huge island with some UNESCO heritage churches and plazas. The people I’ve met on my travels have said it’s worth visiting …

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Bariloche – Refugio Frey and Refugio López treks

After returning from Gaiman on Friday I collected my bags and headed to the bus station for my first (16hr) bus journey to Bariloche. I booked the more expensive seats, which meant they nearly reclined fully turning them into beds. When I awoke the landscape had changed into grassy foothills and quickly turned evergreen and …

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Gaiman, a little slice of Welsh in Patagonia

My bus to Bariloche didn’t leave until 8pm Friday night so I thought I’d take some time to visit Gaiman a town built by Welsh settlers and famous for serving Welsh Tea in several tea rooms. Some people here even still speak Welsh. I jumped on the bus for Trelew (leaving Puerto Madryn every hour), …

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Puerto Madryn, Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes

My next stop was Puerto Madryn in Patagonia travelling over 1500 miles on two flights. I was particularly excited as Patagonia is one of the main reasons that I came to South America. I awoke early, took a taxi to Salta airport, withdrew cash and in the process left my card in the machine. Thanks …

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