Cerro Lopez, Bariloche

Reaching the top of Cerro Lopez: The time I learned to always follow the red arrows

When I caught a glimpse of the red and white arrow painted on to the rocks in front of me I felt a wave of relief, finally back on track. At first I thought it pointed towards the top, Cerro Lopez here we come, but then I noticed the white text below it: “R. Lopez” […]

Snaps from around Villa la Angostura

“It used to be all green here” one of the Argentinian guys said. I was hitchhiking with Antonella to Villa la Angostura and as soon we had checked in to our hostel we were invited on a little trek in the surrounding areas by some of the other guests there. After going a bit of up, […]

“It never rains in Puerto Madryn”

“It never rains in Puerto Madryn”, that’s what they told me. The winds may be blaring, but the sky will rarely open up to deliver its drops of water. “In Buenos Aires they can get as much rain in one day as we get in a whole year”, they said. And then the sky opened, […]

The little hitchhiking adventure to Villa la Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and back

We extended our thumbs towards the bus coming our way, almost jokingly. Of course the bus wouldn’t stop for us – even though we were two young girls all alone in the middle of nowhere. Buses don’t pick up hitchhikers. “It’s stopping, it’s stopping” Antonella said ecstatically as the bus slowed down while passing us. […]

Diving with the puppies of the sea

“Are you guys going diving as well?” I asked the couple in the Scuba Duba diving shop in Puerto Madryn as we were given our wetsuits. I had seen them filling out the same form as me when they got in and figured they wouldn’t need to do that if they were just going snorkeling. […]

Snaps from a beach – Chilling out in Puerto Madryn

I had two goals, and two goals only for Puerto Madryn. First; get rid of my cold, second; go diving (I didn’t want a repeat of the blocked ears I got last year when I scuba-dived with a slight cold in Thailand). Puerto Madryn turned out to be the perfect spot for just that – […]

El Chaltén and Mount Fitz Roy

We had been waiting for almost an hour when the golden morning rays first hit the mountains, making them literally glow. The Fitz Roy ranged looked almost surreal, rising above the little town of El Chaltén in its red and pinkish coats. It was beautiful and well worth the getting up early, walking for about […]

Textures of the Perito Moreno glacier

The first thing that hits you when you catch a glimpse of the Perito Moreno glacier is its size. Even though you can’t fathom how big it really is, as you have nothing to properly compare it with, you see that it’s huge, it’s gigantic. It’s stretching on endlessly into the horizon where it meets […]

Walking the W in Torres del Paine pt.1 – The tail

The yellow grass rustles in the wind. It moves around with waving motions – first one direction, then the other. It lets itself being swept around without putting up any resistance. The strong sun is shining down on us from a blue, cloud-dotted, sky. The mighty mountains of the Cordillera del Paine shoot up in […]