Hola a todos!
After having spent 3 months in South America I finally decided to create a blog for all people that are interested in my travels.
Why did it take such a long time for me to write something? To be honest, I don't know! Perhaps it's laziness... but hey who cares? I've got a blog now right?
I don't like long stories, so I'll write short updates every now and then. This post is the only exception as I'm gonna try summarizing my travels of the past 3 months. Here we go!
- Started in the amazing Buenos Aires where you can't do much except for eating steak, going to football matches, dancing tango and lots of partying...
-Hitting the south of Uruguay! Lots of nice beaches... and exploring Uruguay by scooter is phenomenal! Don't film while being on a scooter, you might hurt yourself...
-Went back to Argentina and went seeing the east coast. Did some kitesurfing in Mar del Plata, camping and hitch hiking in La Sierra de La Ventana and some crazy biking and animal watching (Sea lions and penguins mainly) in Puerto Madryn.
-On New Years Day I took a plane to el Calafate with two crazy Ozzies. Bathed and skinny dipped in Lago Argentina. Perito Moreno is one big ass glacier you don't wanna miss out on. Of course, I had to swim in that water. I froze my ass off, but it was worth it.
-Arrived in Chile. Puerto Natales was the place where we prepared our Torres del Paine hike and ate lots of burgers. During the hike we witnessed amazing glaciers, awesome mountains and wonderful lakes.
-We worked our way down to Punta Arenas, rented a car and went to Pali Aike, an area characterized by its volcanos.
-Went back to Argentina and reached "The end of the world" aka Ushuaia mid-January. I met crazy people here, saw a fake glacier (Glaciar Martial), went up a mountain in the National Park, got a Ushuaia stamp in my passport. And most importantly, I missed my bus back to Chile. When you have to catch the bus at 6AM, do not ever drink the night before and have a powernap at 4AM.
-Back in Chile again. Took a flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt. Nothing much going on there, so I continued to Puerto Varas where I did some hiking again near Volcán Osorno. Visited a little German city where they sell "Kuchen".
-Went down to an island called "Chiloe". A quiet and peaceful island, but very nice. Haven't seen many tourists (except for Chilean ones) so I got to taste the real Chile here. Btw here I've had the biggest burger ever, couldn't finish it.
-I "powertravelled" my way up through Chile. Osorno is probably the ugliest place I've seen so far. Valdivia is just nuts, crazy partying! Met some mentally crazy Chileans in Pucon with whom I did a hike again. Too bad my passport got wet... oops!
-Next stop: Santiago! I'm in love with Santiago! Climbed some hills, had a tiny pool party and went to a football match (Colo Colo vs Santiago Wanderers) Oh yeah, I had the privilege of sharing a dorm with three gorgeous French ladies... lucky me!
-Spontanously decided to fly to Easter Island from Santiago. Bought some food from mainland Chile with me for financial reasons. It was supposed to be a few quiet days, but again I met some mentally insane people. We rented a car, explored the island, got chased by a Rapa Nui girl for (accidentally) offending their culture and got picked up by a beautiful Rapa Nui girl in the middle of night. No doubts... we went in the back of her truck and went partying in the middle of nowhere. Easter Island has an amazing beach, great sunsets and sunrises. Doing mad push ups after two months of travelling will f*ck you up big time.
-Back in mainland Chile. Stayed at a friend's place in Valparaíso. "Valpo": very colorful, a great history, a good party scene, and some wicked architecture. Sleeping in a tiny room with 7 people can be lots of fun and putting a frozen chicken in the oven doesn't always work...
-Hitting Argentina again. Had a small reunion in Mendoza with some of my friends. Doing a wine tour on an empty stomach is simply great! Bed bugs on the other hand ain't that much fun. We did the Acongagua hike, but I experienced altitude sickness. I had to go back to base camp after 4000 meters.
-Currently in Córdoba trying to figure out what to do...
That's my 3 month summary! Future posts may be more elaborate. Stay tuned! Thanks!