Category Archives: Patagonia

Do The Fu’

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Patagonia Is Choco-Nino!

Picture this: a half-crazed kid with a maniacal smile and just-eaten chocolate all over his face. This, my friends, is what we call “choco nino.” It’s an expression our fellow campers in Chaiten, Justin and Matt, came up with to … Continue reading

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It Really Rains A Lot In The Rain Forest

Puyuhuapi is a friendly little misty town nestled between high, verdant ridges facing west into a fjord of the same name. The area is considered the most lush in all of Patagonia, on account of the high annual rainfall.

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He Who Rushes Patagonia Wastes The Most Time

Sage words for anybody traveling the Carretera Austral. We encountered this expression in different forms and different languages along the way, eventually passing them along to other travelers. A long, lonely dirt road stretching from Chaiten in the north to … Continue reading

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Toallas son muy importantes!

So. A couple of important discoveries we’ve made over the last few days  . . .

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Senor Petty

The wait, indeed, is the hardest part. We are back in Puerto Montt, anxious to board the overnight ferry to Chaiten and then a bus north into Parque Pumalin. There are no roads connecting the Cochamo or Puelo valleys to … Continue reading

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Mister, How Much For That Caballo?

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Finally a place to “chill down from the hectic activities of the Northern Hemisphere.”

Yes, “chilling down” (quote taken from a brochure of the Cochamo region) has certainly taken a bit, but we certainly found the mother load (one word? two? spelling? erm.) in the Northern Patagonia region.

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Room With A View

Welcome to the town of Cochamo, situated at the eastern end of the Reloncavi Fjord in Northern Chilean Patagonia. We were based here for the day prior to and after a trek into the Rio Cochamo valley, a bit further … Continue reading

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