Torres Del Paine Full “O” Circuit

I just got back to Puerto Natales after an amazing 9-day hiking trip in Torres del Paine National Park. What a place!! I decided to join a G Adventures group tour almost entirely due to the ridiculous shambles of an online booking system the companies have managed to create! But that issue is fairly well-known... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on South Georgia

South Georgia. The place almost defies description. The landscape is so beautiful that it seems totally alien but at the same time strangely familiar. The mountains soar out of the depths and rise to dizzying sheer cliffs all around. These peaks are often entirely inaccessible, even once you've crossed the whole Earth to see them,... Continue Reading →

Ushuaia to Falklands and South Georgia

I am writing this after 10 days at sea and during force 3 hurricane winds (what else can you do on a day like this?!). This post is pretty much in reverse chronological order as I write about the Falklands last when we actually visited first. Aboard the MS Expedition I have visited the Falkland... Continue Reading →

Ushuaia – the end of the world

I am now at el fin del mundo - the end of the world. Coming in to land in Tierra del Fuego was an incredible experience. Stunning beauty all around. Ushuaia, the world's Southernmost city, is surrounded by the Martial mountain range and the Beagle Channel, leading to its phenomenal vistas. I've never seen snowcapped... Continue Reading →

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