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Jun 20, 2014 - "Darien! Quick, wake up! This is our stop!"

It's been a busy few days! Wednesday, we took a full day tour of Peninsula Valdez, a UNESCO heritage site known for its wide variety of patagonian wildlife and high concentration of breeding and calving Southern Right Whales. Did the tour ever deliver!! We watched the whales scrub their bellies on the sand less than 5 meters from the shore we were standing on!! We also saw guanacos, elephant seals, maras, rheas, a penguin, and a silver fox! The landscape in coastal patagonia is absolutely breathtaking - even our broken down tour bus...

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Feb 13, 2014 - Llegando al final

El Bolsón Encuentro con otro gran amigo, Tomi Grether. Hicimos la subida más pesada que recuerdo en mi vida, el Cerro Piltriqutrón. Llegamos al refugio, y al día siguiente despertarnos bien temprano para luego subir hasta la cumbre y ver el amanecer. Yo la noche anterior, por el estado en el cual llegué al refugio (1500m.s.n.m.) no quería saber nada de la subida matutina, ya la vista desde ahí era lindísima, con lo cual cené una pizza y una cerveza casera (el cartel me tentó), Tomi sabiendo que iba a subir cenó ligero. Instantes después...

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In Patagonia 2014

Feb 24, 2012 - Lia's blog

Hi Everyone, this is Lia; It is so amazing to be down here but I still miss home. I have met so many new people down here! I like meeting people because it helps me live the way other people live which gives me an opportunity to learn more. When you meet people and you talk to them in Spanish and you are having fun your brain starts thinking in Spanish. I like the way that feels. It feels like fireworks bursting with happiness, filling your body. It’s fun to speak Spanish but sometimes your brain gets foggy. The weather here turns on you...

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Feb 24, 2012 - Dean's blog #2

Hi from El Bolson, Argentina; I really like it here. It is a small town, about twice the size of Ukiah, with good food, nice people and nice stray dogs. The supermarkets here (and in all of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego) are limited. It seems like all they have is frosted flakes, warm milk, and stale bread, however, we have found some great restaurants. We have no car and take buses everywhere. Our latest ride lasted 2 full days. We had to stop and sleep in a town called Perito Moreno. Sorry to say, but the hotel we stayed in was a dump....

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Feb 22, 2012 - El Bolson, Argentina

We have enjoyed El Bolson. We have taken a few hikes and spent some time at the artesian fair. We are moving on to San Carlos de Bariloche tomorrow. This time the bus ride is only 2 hours. Why didn't we rent a car? Well, renting a car is very expensive in Tierra del Fuego and southern Patagonia. Also, there are long distances of unpaved, poorly marked roads between the cities we have visited. We did not want to get lost in the vast Patagonian wilderness. Can you imagine the stories the kids would have been able to tell if we got lost or...

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Dec 4, 2010 - El Bolson

Arr here after short bus trip again thru beautiful lake country w/ snow capped mtns in background, lots of forest. This town is a hippy haven, we see lots of old cars driving around. Jake & I go looking for ON after our attempts at going as a group only found us at several places either full or too $$$ or just not good enuf for the price! We found more of the same as well as several just not open...finally arr at the location in LP where Hospedaje Salinas was supposed to be but no sign or any indication that it was open. Luckily Dona...

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South America Plus

Mar 16, 2009 - Chillin´in a hippie town

Darcy and I continued south with the car to El Bolson. We arrive at this hippie town for one of the artisan market days, including handicrafts and local micro beers. As we sip our first beer, I hear a yell from down the path...¨SUSAN!¨ There are Michelle and William from England, who I met and travelled with on the Salt Flats tour in Bolivia. It has been 2.5 months since we met and we have lots of stories to share...including how they were robbed while at a hostal in Rio for Carnival. No one was hurt, but everyone in the hostal was woken...

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Jan 10, 2009 - Final trek in bariloche and El Bolson.

Lost items list: 10/01/09. 1 x towel (replaced by charitable australian girl who finished her trip) 1 x universal sink plug 1 x washing line (i think its lost. Shouldnt be.) 1 x body soap and case. Doing pretty well i think! I´m going to add all the photos in Bariloche to the Bariloche post, despite the fact that i will talk about the amazing trek we did.. now. So after new years (the beautiful sunset photos were from new years eve!), Rhys and I had a date with a group of argentinians that I met at a reggae bar that night to share some...

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Dec 21, 2007 - El Bolson: I think I've found my favourite place

“I love this place!!” Decide to ‘take a punt’ and head to a small city in Patagonia called El Bolson based on the fact that I’ve heard nothing but good things about it from fellow travellers and its only a few hours south of Bariloche where I plan to spend Christmas. “I love this place” are the first words I say to myself as I step off the overnight bus from Puerto Madryn. I don’t know if it was the astounding patagonic scenery on the bus ride in, the shining sun and blue sky or just the beautiful backdrop of the Andes mountain range but El...

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EZ Duz it!

Jun 26, 2007 - Argentina - El Bolson

Up and out the door early to grab the bus to El Bolson for the day. We boarded our tiny bus across the treacherous and icy mountain road passing a couple of overturned cars along the way. We were sure that we would be next as our driver was constantly wiping his windscreen clear of all the condensation. The bus eventually climbed over the top of the range and into glorious sunshine. Over the ridge and an hour later we arrived into El Bolson. This tiny little town lies in a basin surrounded by three large mountain ranges and is supposed to...

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Mar 18, 2007 - El Bolson - the hippy capital of Argentina

After our ear popping, dusty trip along Ruta 40, Katja & ourselves were eager to jump off two hours early of the end of the Ruta ordeal in El Bolson; the hippy capital of Argentian, as the sales pitch goes. This is a very small, lazy town nestled between the mountains. We booked ourselves into a hostel three kms out of town to relax after two days on the road. It was great, a really chilled out place with communal dinners and loads of peace & quite (and the few dogs as usual, they weren't fighting though hamish). The highlight of El Bolson...

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Feb 4, 2007 - EL BOLSON, Argentina

El Bolson, El Bolson, El Bolson....E L B O L S O N This is the start to one of the few songs about this tranquil town that was created by our unique French cabin buddy this week. The Parisian's inspiration was easily piqued by this southern Argentinian town where most of the 20,000 locals are friendly, relaxed and seem content in their microclimate buffered by snow capped mountins and pine forests. Most structures here are wooden, the food organic (the jams are especially tastey) and one can easily pass by 8 days here by reading books,...

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