Endless Patagonia

Patagonia seems endless. The distances here are huge and you spend hours and hours and hours in buses driving through the Patagonian steppe and the landscape doesn’t really change. I never thought that was possible. Apart from trucks and buses there isn’t a lot of traffic on the roads and every town and occasional gas station…

Península Valdés and Punta Tombo

Back in Argentina, we went from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn where we rented a car for two days. After some stormy and cloudy days, the weather was finally perfect and we headed for Península Valdés, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Shortly after arriving on the peninsula, close to the village of Puerto Pirámides, we…

Along the Uruguayan Coast

From beautiful Colonia del Sacramento we went to touristy Punta del Este where half the buildings are empty (at the moment – it’s not yet high season) and the other half are just being built. The town must be incredibly crowded during high season. Nevertheless we spent a pleasant time there but left the next…

Colonia del Sacramento

The matress in the Hostel Colonial in Colonia del Sacramento was as bad as they said in the reviews but otherwise it’s a great place to stay and we had a wonderful time in beautiful Colonia. If you’re hungry, don’t eat at the first place you find along the main road – go to the old…

Next stop: Uruguay

The slow ferry to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay takes 3 hours (the fast one only one hour, but it’s more expensive and we’re on a budget). The ride is pleasant and Colonia looks nice already from the sea. Can’t wait to get off the boat and explore this beautiful colonial town!

Strolling through Buenos Aires

I really like Buenos Aires: people are friendly, the weather is nice and the food is good (something I consider very important). Today we walked until our feet hurt but we’ve seen quite a bit of the city (and ate a delicious Argentinan steak) so it was really worth it. Getting information on bus routes and…

First stop: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, 8 a.m. The city is slowly waking up. We are waiting in front of the hotel (check-in time is at 12..) and eating delicious empanadas. The first two days we spend in Buenos Aires are holidays so we get a completely wrong first impression of Argentina’s capital city: almost no traffic, few people on…