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Happy New Year! Feliz Año!

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Happy New Year!Happy New Year from Argentina’s Travel Guide! We wish you happiness, health, love, and a trip to Argentina in the coming year.

Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild Ventures into Patagonia


gryllsdm2404_468x520.jpgPatagonia is one of the most extreme places on Earth. The mountains reach high, the climates drop low, the land stretches long, and the population is sparse. For these reasons, and many others, it is one of the mostly highly sought locations for outdoorsmen around the globe. And if you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll be more convinced when it hear it from the mouth of one of the most well-known adventurers in our current day and age – Bear Grylls.

Looking for a Great Hostel in El Calafate?

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Hostel del Glaciar LibertadorSometimes a good hostel recommendation can go a long way. Most travelers have experienced those scary-to-sleep-in sheets, those refuse-to-be-barefoot bathrooms, and those sleepless-night beds at some point on our travels. It’s part of the life of a backpacker, but hey, if you can avoid it, you may as well. So if you are heading to El Calafate at some point in your Argentina adventures, a few nights at Hostel del Libertador are the way to go.

Patagonia Cuisine: As Delightful as its Scenery and its Adventures

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Breakfast at Del Bosque in El ChaltenFree associating about Argentine Patagonia usually conjures up imagery of the expansive landscape accompanying Ruta 40, the breathtaking immensity of the Perito Moreno Glacier, the towering peak of Torre Fitz Roy, or the majestic snow-capped mountains circumscribing Ushuaia at the “end of the world.” Local guidebooks preach endlessly about the innumerable outdoor adventures and activities in which one can partake.

However well informed of the destination, most books and tour organizers fail to elaborate on one thing: the great food. Some of the best meals I’ve consumed during the past three months living in Argentina were sampled during my two-week navigation of Patagonia.

Trekking on El Perito Moreno Glacier – An Unforgettable Experience


Hiking on El Perito Moreno Glacier

If a year ago someone had told me that I would go trekking on a glacier, I would have laughed. First of all, where the heck would I ever go where I would be able to find a glacier? Secondly, what glacier could anyone possibly walk on? Aren’t all glaciers big blobs of ice, constantly splitting and crashing into the water (because of global warming)? Oh how naïve we can be. On my recent trip to El Calafate in southern Argentina, I did indeed trek on a glacier. For what amounted to about $10 dollars an hour, I was treated to one of the most memorable experiences of my life.