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In Chatwin’s Footsteps

May 3, 2017 in Patagonia Specials
In Chatwin’s Footsteps

When the wandering Englishman Bruce Chatwin headed to South America, in the early 1970s, he wasn’t on a typical Patagonia vacation, but his ensuing narrative In Patagonia (published in 1977) established the region’s modern literary credentials. Many of the places he visited – such as Butch Cassidy’s cabin in the Argentine province of Chubut – have become offbeat pilgrimage sites.

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Ice Cream or both

May 3, 2017 in Patagonia Specials
Ice Cream or both

Everyone who travels the Patagonia navigation routes while on vacation looks forward to seeing the great glaciers of Chile’s Fuegian fjords or the massive southern icefields that culminate in Argentina’s Moreno Glacier. There are other cool treats that await visitors, though – on their palates, in the form of ice cream (or gelato, if you prefer). Some of it is found in Patagonia itself, but it’s also popular in gateway cities like Buenos Aires.

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Kuchen from the Kitchen

May 3, 2017 in Patagonia Specials
Kuchen from the Kitchen

When overseas travelers land in Chile for a Patagonia vacation, they probably don’t expect to be greeted by Germans, and they’re usually not. That said, there’s a palpable and positive presence in the cityscapes and dairyscapes of southern mainland Chile. In particular, they’ve left a visible imprint on cities and towns around scenic Lago Llanquihue, a glacial remnant lake just a short drive from the ferry port of Puerto Montt.

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