Monthly Archives: March 2015


No trip to Patagonia is complete without a close encounter with at least one of the several glaciers in the southern region of South America. And, like in Punta Arenas (and mostly in Torres del Paine), the weather was in … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine

I’m a little embarrassed to admit I’ve never actually backpacked in the woods for multiple days at a time.  Sure, I’ve done a lot of hiking, but I’ve never had to traverse valleys and mountains with sun and rain while … Continue reading

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Punta Arenas

Our main destination for the start of our South American journey was Torres del Paine Nacional Parque, which meant the following itinerary: – A long flight from San Francisco to Santiago, Chile (with a layover) – A 4-hour flight from Santiago (central … Continue reading

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First Class to Santiago

Currently there are no direct flights to Santiago from San Francisco.  Since we were flying via United, our best options were flights with a layover in Houston with Continental Airlines or a layover in Toronto with Air Canada.  We ended up choosing … Continue reading

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Packing and Preparation for South America

From December 28, 2014 to March 11, 2015 (about 2.5 months) we took a “break” back home in San Francisco. As sad as this sounds, the California drought made our winter in Northern California like a fantastic summer vacation. The daily sunny … Continue reading

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