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Southern Andes: Our first three encounters

YVD image-646-January 18, 2015We started our journey north, following the Andes, in Tierra del Fuego, where the very southern peaks are smaller but magical, covered in snow. From there, the roads north take you back into the desert of the Patagonian steppe, with the mountains usually not far from view to your left. Only forays into the national parks along the eastern edge of the range are possible by road – but those encounters with some dramatic massifs have been breathtaking…

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Argentina Head to Toe – Part 2: Patagonia dreaming

Ushuaia - the bottom of Argentina

Ushuaia – at the bottom of Argentina

When you mention Patagonia, the first thought that goes through most people’s minds is the mountains of the Andes. If they do think about the east, it is just as a huge windy desert. If that is what comes to your mind, then you are only partially right…
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Argentina Head to Toe – Part 1: Iguazu Falls to Cordoba

An Amazon peers out to check us out from a hole in a tree above our campsite

An Amazon peers out to check us out from a hole in a tree above our campsite

We turned south at the Iguazu Falls for a drive that will take us the full length of Argentina, we hope. Iguazu Falls is at the northern tip of the Misiones province, a thin spit of Argentine land separating Paraguay from Uruguay and defined by the Rios Uruguay and Paraná.
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Off to school

Homework!

Homework!

We have just finished a couple of weeks at language school learning some basic Spanish in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and are now waiting for the van to clear customs so we can begin the road trip proper.

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