Month: June 2020
El Chaltén-Day Hikes from my favorite town in Patagonia

I visited El Chaltén for 5 nights in January 2020 and it quickly became one of my favorite destinations. The big attraction for me is the number of great day hikes walking distance from town. You do not have to […]

Patagonia Route- Highlights of Patagonia by public bus

Here is the Route I took through Patagonia hitting the highlights with a focus on day hiking. I took more time than needed but wanted extra time in case I lost days for weather. This route can be done in […]

Penguins! The easiest and cheapest places to see them.

I have always been enthralled by penguins. Adorable flightless birds that swim well? What is not to love? Penguins are more accessible than many of us from the northern hemisphere realize. I have been able to see penguins in several […]

Coral Castle – A stone wonderland built mysteriously by one man.

Homestead, Florida, USA. A town between Miami and Key Largo. A mysterious place close to home. A man named Edward Leedskalnin, originally from Latvia, built this entire place out of limestone coral by himself in his backyard! He worked at […]

Moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Monoliths Mysteriously placed by the sea.

I visited the island in 2003 as a detour in a long trip through South America. Back then there were 2 flights a week from Santiago, the flights continued to Tahiti. We stayed 5 nights, this was plenty of time […]