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Passport to Patagonia

What a breathtakingly beautiful area Patagonia is! It is a land of contrasts: with flat arid plains around Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdez and its penguin colonies and Estancias, to the awesome glaciers and otherworldly rock formations of El Calafate near the central western border of Argentina. At its southernmost tip are the enormous craggy mountain ranges and tranquil shores, and wooded islands found along the Beagle Channel. Amazing vistas met us at every turn on our trek through this never-to-be-forgotten region of God's world!

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Tomb in Recoleta Cemetery
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Jarm Del Boccio
Everything went fairly smoothly through security and customs, so we had time to relax at the gate for an hour before boarding our 6 hour flight Avianca flight to  Bogota.  Other …
The Women's Bridge
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Jarm Del Boccio
Traveling is becoming a chore for us.  It occurred to me last night, that by the end of our journey, we will have taken 10 flights in a little over two weeks, two of which are red-eye, overnight …
Electronic Floral Sculpture
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Jarm Del Boccio
Well, this estancia is breathtaking...and the air, fresh and invigorating. The girls (most from Buenos Aires), who spend 7 months a year running the place for the owners, are so polite and helpful! …
Brightly Colored Apartments in San Telmo
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Jarm Del Boccio
Today we had downtime to do a little souvenir shopping, and have a bite to eat. This is a special day to celebrate...it's Mario's 16th birthday! Although there is not much going on today, other than …
Inside San Telmo café
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Jarm Del Boccio
I don't like to use the word 'awesome' unless it is talking about God's creation, because, truthfully, only His works can be described as such. In this case, and many times on this trip, the word fit …
San Telmo Neighborhood...home of the Tango!
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Jarm Del Boccio
We were picked up this morning by our guide via bus, and during our 40 minute ride, were treated to the Yerba Mate ceremony. Well, we watched it. ;A middle aged couple brought their Mate backpack, …
Cathedral Door
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Jarm Del Boccio
We reluctantly left the Estancia Rincon Chico at 10am when Ignacio arrived to take us to town. The night was cool, with a gorgeous sunset. The power was off, so the air was still and silent. I slept …
Stunning interior of Cathedral
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Jarm Del Boccio
We began our journey to see the Elephant Seals at 7:30am. Marta met us at Bahia Nueva, our hotel, along with our driver, Ignacio, and began our drive to Peninsula Valdez. We stopped at the Puerto …
In honor of San Martin...hero of the Argentinian Revolution
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Jarm Del Boccio
With about 6 hours of sleep, and lying flat, we had a much better rest than the night before. I can never sleep on a plane! Our transportation arrived at 4:30am to drive us to the aeropuerta for our …
Tile inside of Cathedral
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Jarm Del Boccio
With about 6 hours of sleep, and lying flat, we had a much better rest than the night before. I can never sleep on a plane! Our transportation arrived at 4:30am to drive us to the aeropuerta for our …
Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires
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Jarm Del Boccio
Our overnight flight to Buenos Aires (pronounced 'eye-rees'...I've been mispronouncing it all along), was uneventful, thank the Lord, so we were transported via taxi to our hotel, 'Reino del Plata'. …

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