38 Photos

Patagonia Indomita

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EcoCamp
Author
Svetlana Kononov
I was determined to get some enjoyment out of the city on my last day there. I had a leisurely breakfast on the terrace of the hotel overlooking the Patio. That was a good start. What's next? …
Lago Nordeskjold
Author
Svetlana Kononov
We left EcoCamp in the van, accompanied by our guides. We stopped for lunch at La Pampa in Puerto Natales. I hate to say it, but I liked the lamb I had there better than the one on the previous night …
Otway Penguin colony
Author
Svetlana Kononov
I woke up to a temperature of 45°F inside my dome. I warmed myself up by chasing giant hares on the outskirts of the camp, trying to get close enough to them to take a picture. During the day the …
Otway Penguin colony
Author
Svetlana Kononov
We knew this would be a strenuous day. We were to leave the camp at 8:30 am and return around 6 pm. Three of my teammates decided instead to treat themselves to the life of luxury and use services …
Punta Arenas
Author
Svetlana Kononov
It started raining at night, and continued into the morning. We left the refugio at 9am under a steady rain. Fortunately, the rain stopped forty minutes later, and it was just overcast for the rest …
Santiago
Author
Svetlana Kononov
We had an early breakfast. I got to try mate and liked it right away: it was slightly bitter, and tasted a little bit of green tea and wood smoke. This was the longest day of all. We left Refugio …
View from Cerro Santa Lucia
Author
Svetlana Kononov
The first day was planned as an easy one, and we did not leave the camp until 10 am. We enjoyed a good breakfast and took time packing our lunches, picking and choosing from the variety of foods that …
Cerro Santa Lucia
Author
Svetlana Kononov
On Monday morning I noticed a little board in the reception area with the schedule of local museums. Feeling bad about having wasted some of my day yesterday aimlessly roaming the streets, I decided …
Restaurant Como Agua Para Chocolate
Author
Svetlana Kononov
The next morning I flew to Punta Arenas. I could not wait to see those ropes along the sidewalks I read about, and to experience the famous Patagonian winds and rain. No such luck. It was 60F, sunny …
View from my hotel room in Santiago
Author
Svetlana Kononov
Santiago and I started off on the wrong foot. I spent one hour and a half at the airport. There was a line to get a visa, another line to get through passport control, and the 3rd one - customs. I …

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