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around cape horn

An old sailing saying goes, “below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law; below 50, there is no God.” Cape Horn, the southerly headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is at 56 degrees south – which makes sailing around Cape Horn especially difficult. When gale force winds and huge waves hit, even the most […]

volcanoes south america countries

Summiting one of the volcanoes South America countries have to offer is nothing short of a spiritual experience. Volcanoes are some of the most powerful natural phenomena, with incredible destructive and creative potential. When we think of volcanoes, we imagine a mighty mountain spewing ash and lava, decimating everything in its path. However, it is […]

las pampas argentina

In Argentina, asado is a not simply a barbeque, it’s a ritual. Family and friends will gather to enjoy Argentina’s finest cuisine – churrasco, or steak. Grass-fed, tender and juicy, there are few cuts that can rival the beef reared in the vast plains of Las Pampas Argentina. Patrolled by the nation’s folk heroes, the […]

island xtreme

The region of Patagonia covers the southern tip of both Argentina and Chile. With frozen glaciers, huge mountains and raging rivers, some of the world’s most breathtaking landscape is in Patagonia. As a result, Patagonia’s network of islands, plains, and mountains is a haven for xtreme sports lovers. Here, we run through the top mountain, river and […]

adventure kit

Tent? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Sunscreen? Check. After you’ve got your basics together, packing for a hiking holiday in Patagonia requires planning. First and foremost, the weather can be very changeable. Therefore, layers are key. However, if you’re undertaking tough hikes like the W trek, packing light is paramount. But despite the importance of traveling […]

types of glaciers

Perhaps the world’s most renowned naturalist is Charles Darwin. Born in Shrewsbury in 1809, Darwin’s ideas would change the face of scientific thought forever. It was Charles Darwin’s voyages in Patagonia that shaped much of his thinking. For instance, it was on these adventures that Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Here, discover more about Charles […]

argentina breakfast

Argentina is a country with lots of delicious cuisines to try. From succulent steaks to tempting empanadas served with a rich Malbec, Argentinian food is a delight for the taste buds. However, what do the Argentinians enjoy for breakfast? Here, we show you the ropes of desayuno Argentino, or Argentina breakfast. Authentic Argentina breakfast: Keep it simple In […]

island synonym

A large network of islands makes up Patagonia’s mysterious and magnificent landscape. In 1916, the United States Hydrographic Office described Patagonia as “about as inhospitable a land as is to be found in the globe, especially in its more southern parts. The land is…cut up by deep channels into peninsulas and islands whose forms are […]

patagonia granite

Some of the most stunning design in contemporary interiors features Patagonia granite. Subtle speckles of deep black, pale gold, espresso brown, and shimmering, translucent planes, make this stone one of the most prized types of granite. Quarried in Brazil – not Patagonia, surprisingly – this remarkable stone is also known as Patagonia quartzite. This is […]

south american languages

If you’re planning a trip to South America, you may be dusting off your Spanish dictionary or downloading Duolingo in preparation for your adventure. However, there’s much more to South American languages than you might think. For a start, not everybody speaks Spanish, and secondly, not all Spanish is the same! This short guide will […]