On December 27th, 2015 I reached my one-month travel anniversary – this has been the longest I have ever been consistently traveling with no “home base.” I wanted to take the time and reflect on the past month (both on myself and on my trip). In addition to that, as a good consultant, I wanted… Read More My 1 Month Travel Anniversary: Reflections and Lessons Learned
Arriving in El Calafate at 4pm, I headed to my hostel. I was staying at Hotel Punta Norte in El Calafate, which is both a hotel and a hostel. The hostel part sort of reminded me of camp though – a ton of people in one room with a tiny bathroom for all. It was…okay.… Read More The Giant Perito Moreno Glacier
I somehow made it to my hostel – I was staying at Kospi Bed and Breakfast – and checked in. My stomach was upset, but I have a sensitive stomach anyway and figured it would stop hurting later that day. After my first overnight bus ride yet, I took a nap and took it easy… Read More Trekking in El Chalten (Or My Week with Traveler’s Diarrhea)
In 4 days I went from bus to ferry to car to bus to ferry to bus to bus with most of that happening in the last 48 hours. So this is my blog post of being in transit. I arrived in chilly Chile (tehehe) at 1:30PM and walked to my hostel, Hostel Rocco Casa.… Read More Buses, Ferries, and Automobiles (Puerto Montt to El Chalten)
I’ve never been to Switzerland, but from the pictures, I’m pretty sure it looks just like this. After arriving in San Carlos de Bariloche on an always-late Aerolineas Argentinas flight (and going from 90 to 50 degree weather – yikes!), I had to go through customs! What?! Apparently Southern Argentina (Patagonia) doesn’t want any fruit,… Read More San Carlos de Bariloche: Are you sure this isn’t Switzerland?
Friday, December 11th I took a four hour bus to Cafayate and arrived at my hostel, Hostel Alamo, at 10:30am. I was ready to eat. Cafayate is a small town within the Salta province that is famous for its wine and its empanadas. So I headed to La Casa de las Empanadas at around 11:30am,… Read More Cafayate: From Vineyard Woman to Mountain Woman
After a lovely flight from Buenos Aires where they served REAL snacks (U.S. airlines, take note!), I arrived. I went to Salta, a city in Northern Argentina, on December 5th because December 6th was the last Train to the Clouds (tren a las nubes). Originally a commuter train and now a bit of a tourist… Read More The Many Salta Excursions