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Carry On Chaltén

Carry On Chaltén

Now where was I?? El Chaltén... The Argentines created the town of Chaltén in the early 80s to steak stake a claim  on a border region that is in dispute with Chile: They proclaimed it the trekking capital of Argentina (to rival Chile’s Torres del Paine just across the border) and so it has become. … Continue reading Carry On Chaltén

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The Lake District (not the Cumbrian one obviously..)

The Lake District (not the Cumbrian one obviously..)

I’m on a bus [well I was, over a week ago now..] from Bariloche in the Argentine lake district to El Chaltén in Patagonia’s deep south, via the legendary Ruta 40 that runs parallel to the Andean spine of the country. I told you it was legendary: From  Villazon on the northern border right down … Continue reading The Lake District (not the Cumbrian one obviously..)