Chile

The Original September 11: Operation Condor in Chile

Human memory is a funny thing. It is easy to forget the past and what that means, especially when the consequences of government foreign policy affect others in far away nations. But there is a reason for stagnant economies, corrupt officials and seemingly endless cycles of violence and poverty. Yes, there is a responsibility on… Continue reading The Original September 11: Operation Condor in Chile

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Argentina

Freezing Hikes: El Chalten

About a 2 hour journey north of El Calafate lies what is widely known as "Argentina's Trekking Capital", El Chalten. Here the Andes lie surrounding the town with the famous Mt. Fitz Roy looming over the small Patagonian city. Let's be clear, El Chalten is remote, more so in winter when only a few buses… Continue reading Freezing Hikes: El Chalten

Argentina

Germans in Bariloche: The Conquest of the Desert

In the late 19th century, the Argentine government adopted a policy of what would today be called ethnic cleansing or genocide. The Mapuche, natives of Patagonia, dominated the southern half of the continent and for centuries fought off the advances of the Spanish Empire. However this would not last forever, by the late 1800s their existence… Continue reading Germans in Bariloche: The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina

Glaciers on the Edge of the World: Perito Moreno

Far to the south of Argentina lies the town of El Calafate, known because of its close proximity to Argentina's Patagonian glaciers. From Puerto Madryn its about another 16 hour ride further south almost to the edge of the world, beyond that lie the Strait of Magellan and Antarctica. The road down is a whole… Continue reading Glaciers on the Edge of the World: Perito Moreno