South America: here I go...
well after more than a year preparing this trip I am finally almost ready.
I am leaving the 2nd for santiago de chile!
I will update this website with my travel experiences of the following four months so that you will feel that you are travelling with me!
désolé les mecs, il va falloir suivre en anglais :-) de facon à ce que mes copains espagnols et mexicains puissent suivre...
you can read the first chapter of our adventure on the chile travelpage.
isabelle and i are today in puerto natales chile. we are back to civilization after 4 days of trekking in the national park torres del paine.
it was great, and we are going tomorrow to calafate argentina.
we will describe in details our adventures when we are back in santiago aroung christmas day.
well, we are back to chile after two days in argentina.
we loved it, especially the argentinian sense of humour, so funny!!
we went to see the perito moreno which is the third biggest ice surface in the world after south and north pole.
we did a trekking on the iceblock it was so BEAUTIFUL!
I swear pictures will follow real soon.
It was as being on another planet.
we are leaving for punta arenas in one hour.
We are in punta arenas, we are having a rest here before leaving to puerto montt. we went to isla magdalena yesterday to meet a colony of penguins. it was really funny, they happen to be so small finally.
an we took advantage of today to visit the city and learn a little bit more about the colonization of patagonia and the indians that used to live here. it is so interesting. Imagine this region has been occupied only for a hundred years (except from the indians of course).
we are in san carlos de bariloche, argentina after a few days in the lake district in chile. we have been to chiloe island beautiful island where it rains a lot so it looks like bretagne or galicia.
then we went to puerto montt and made a day trip with a tour to visit some falls and see some lakes. we were not lucky because it did not stop raining the whole day.
we crosssed the border today and even if we planned to send christmas in villarica we are now stuck in argentina because there is no bu until the 25th.
it does delay us a little bit but it will be ok!
so we just have to find sone new argentinian friends before tomorrow to spend christmas eve with them.
lets work on it.... :-)
I will have a special taught for all of you tomorrow, merry christmas.
Happy new year, feliz ano nuevo, bonne annee.
we are still in santiago with a little bit of delay according to the original plan.
we went to valparaiso for new year and did stay few days at the beach, it was great.
we are taking advantage of some days of relax in santiago before going on the road again.
next stop san pedro de atacama, north of chile.
well we finally had the courage to leave santiago and our friends to go on the road again.
First stop: the desert of atacama north of chile.
we went to calama first and to chqui camata mine. It is the biggest sky open mine in the world. They produce cober, chile is the first producer. It was impressive and now we know so much more about exctractions etc..... :-)
from there we went to San Pedro de Atacama. It is a small village that looks so much like south of Morroco that I really felt at home.
We visited the moon valley (it really looks like what we can imagine of the moon), the salt desert and its flamingoes, and today we did visit the geysers of El Tatio.
Everything was incredible. I highly recomend it.