The Carretera Austral, also known as Chile’s Southern Highway is a 1240km long route that winds along through virgin prehistoric forests, torrential rivers, glaciers, and snow capped peaks! Argentina’s Ruta 40 or Route 40 is a long and almost straight road that runs the length of the country and ends … more »
Dreaming of the open road!
Life is strange like that. A few weeks ago, we were on the open road driving through 5000km of the most remote parts of the world, SOUTHERN PATAGONIA! At the time, although we enjoyed the absolutely incredible vistas and the wild nature all around, we would’ve killed for a sushi … more »
Before the eruption
The Calbuco Volcano in Chile is erupting right now. It’s strange that we passed by it a few days ago and marveled at the peaceful surroundings. Cattle grazing without any premonitions, endless fields of green grass, and lakes all around for this is in Chile’s lakes region. We even talked … more »
W-trek: A Patagonian Flirt
Camping one night next to a glacier, and the next to a gushing glacial stream, and then by the side of an emerald lake, and the last one at the base of towering mountains – that’s the W-trek for you. Located in the Torres del Paine National Park in Southern … more »
Merry Christmas from A&Z!
Photo of the day takes us back to freezing Patagonia! We figured this is a wintery and Christmasy enough place to wish you all a Happy Christmas. Have a great time during the holidays!
Winter adventures at the end of the world
There aren’t many people that dare to travel in Patagonia during the winter but circumstance and a certain thirst for adventure took us there in June 2012. Landing on the snow covered runway with the plane struggling to brake was quite an experience. Looks like we got off to an … more »
Spectacular flight to the End of the World
Our flight to Punta Arenas, one of the most Southern cities in Chile and in the World, was a great intro to the freezing but beautiful time we had down there. Sometimes people pay great amounts of money for aerial tours and some other times you just get lucky and … more »
The best view in Puerto Natales at Weskar Patagonian Lodge
Weskar Lodge in Puerto Natales (Southern Chile) is probably the hotel with the best view in the entire region. Our room overlooked the snow capped peaks and the serene blue bay of Puerto Natales. The hotel is situated about 10 minutes walk from the city center – they can … more »
Curanto is traditionally a dish from Chiloe Island but, beloved as it is by many, has been adopted by different regions of Chile and can now be found at large in Patagonian areas and even Easter Island! If you want to eat curanto prepared the traditional way, you must visit … more »
Chiloe Island is like a movie
If Chiloe Island was a movie, it wouldn’t be HD, it would be film. If it was a song, it would have to be performed by Florence + The Machine. Chiloe is a fairly small island that belongs to Chile. 10.000 years ago humans hadn’t set foot on this … more »