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An insider's view of life at the End of the World by travel writer Christie Pashby and friends.
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From the editor: This post originally appeared in 2005 Twice in the past month I’ve done what most Argentines have never done in their lives – crossed the border into Chile. It’s too tempting! I
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The lodging options in the Torres del Paine region of southern Chile keep getting better. A few years ago, I praised nearby Puerto Natales for its forward-thinking hoteliers and jaw-dropping, avant-garde style. The architecture of
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The notro we planted a few summers ago in front of our cabin is giving it a good college try. But the soil is dry this year because of the volcano, and it’s been a
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The spring of 2011 – the Austral Spring – has been one for the records. I’ve often been amazed at the adaptability of people in southern Argentina. And the goings-on since the June 4th eruption
From the editor: This post originally appeared in 2005 Twice in the past month I’ve
The lodging options in the Torres del Paine region of southern Chile keep getting better.
The notro we planted a few summers ago in front of our cabin is giving
The spring of 2011 – the Austral Spring – has been one for the records.
Cool temperatures, fresh days outside, longer nights and that gentle quiet that winter brings –
I’ve spent the past few days amongst ancient giants. Surrounded by the mystical araucaria araucana
I wonder if it’s becoming redundant for me to mention the wind, once again. Are you sick of hearing about it, dear reader? But one
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“There is no ceiling for the wind, no home for the wind. Wind is the compass of the stranger’s North.” - Mahmoud Darwish “Is it
I’d certainly put the Future Patagonia National Park project under pressure. Having followed the project since day 1, and seeing it spoken about/written about so
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the
Argentines love language; they are constantly playing with it, massaging it, advancing it. Lunfardo, or Argentine slang, has been much reported elsewhere. Often, folks arrive
Que quilombo! Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Just about anywhere you look in Argentina, you’ll catch a glimpse of a quilombo. It’s a mess, a screw-up,
In Patagonia, there are essentially three modes of travel: 1. Horseback. It’s still an important way to get from Point A to that tiny distant
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 I asked Emilio the name of my horse as we moved off from the house. “Esto,” he said. That one. Huh?
Terroir – a word that explains the inexplainable. The way flavours and feelings seem to just seep out of the ground in a certain place.
A good life requires a good fiambreria. That’s a deli. And that’s where so many of the good things can be picked up. Every little