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December 30, 2019

Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno is a glacier in Los Glaciares national park, in Patagonia. It's the only stable glacier in the world - all the other ones are receding. Apparently it covers an area larger than the city of Buenos Aires!

December 26, 2019

El Chalten

El Chalten was our first stop in Patagonia. It's on the Argentinian side, and the base for hiking to Mount Fitz Roy. It was one of the best things I've ever done!

December 23, 2019

Buenos Aires, again

We were in Buenos Aires for a few days before and after Patagonia. I'd visited before, so I wasn't too stressed about rushing around to see things. It's a big city, with lots of districts; it's also got very European vibes, which has earned it the nickname the Paris of South America. To be honest, just like last time, I had difficulty really connecting with the city and I'm not sure why.

December 18, 2019

Lima stopover

Lima was not part of our travel plans until the morning we flew out of La Paz. The original plan was La Paz to Buenos Aires via Santiago, but because of the situation in Chile those flights had been cancelled. So we emergency booked new flights via Lima, and then had a 12 hour stopover to take advantage of. I'd been to Lima before, but my travel buddy hadn't, so we checked out the city centre and Miraflores.

December 9, 2019

Uyuni salt flats

After La Paz, we went on a 3 day tour to the Uyuni salt flats and the altiplano. It was dry season while we were there, so the flats didn't have the famed mirror effect, but it meant it was easier to get around. The scenery was pretty awesome, but I think the salt flats are a tiny bit overrated. I would still recommend going though.