Patagonia: Penguins in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is the southernmost “major city” of Chile, situated on the Magellan Strait, at 53° South latitude. Magellan Strait is a narow sea passage at the tip of the South American continent – between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego, and is named after the famous circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan. Like

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Ushuaia Harbour

Patagonia: Ushuaia

At 55° South, Ushuaia is the southernmost city of the world*, and tags itself “Fin del Mundo” (The World’s End). It is situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego, on the Beagle Channel (one of the narrow seaworthy passages at the tip of South American continent, which is shielded from the wild Antarctic winds).

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Patagonia: El Chalten

Patagonia is synonymous for the beautiful outdoors and the town of El Chalten is synonymous with hiking in Argentinian Patagonia. “El Chalten” means “the smoking mountain” in Tehuelche language and refers to Mt. Fitz Roy, the tallest peak in the region which is usually covered with clouds. The town is very young, founded in 1984

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Patagonia: El Calafate

Patagonia is the southern part of the South American continent, encompassing broadly the lower halves of Chile and Argentina. It is a wind-swept land, with extremely unpredictable weather, and scarce or no human habitation. It is also one of the most beautiful regions we have visited, EVER! When we started planning for our South America

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Salta-Jujuy

Salta & Jujuy region in the northwest of Argentina, bordered by Bolivia and Chile, is a wee bit off the tourist track. The dry dusty landscapes in the region has more in common with Bolivia and Northern Chile rather than the rest of Argentina, but it is gorgeous in its own way. The sparsely populated

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are one of the most dramatic and monumental natural wonders in this world. At double the height and three times the width of Niagara Falls, it will turn the most jaded of travelers into excited children. You may have seen all the photos before, but nothing prepares you for the moment when you

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Buenos Aires

(This is the first in our series of posts from South America) Buenos Aires was our entry into Argentina and to the continent of South America. It is a large, spread-out city with a decidedly European feel to it. It doesn’t give an immediate buzzing metropolitan vibe – but don’t let that fool you, it

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Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Snæfellsnes is a 90km long peninsula jutting out to the west of Iceland, at the end of which sits Snæfellsjökull – a dormant, glacier-capped volcano – made famous by Jules Verne in his Journey to the Centre of the Earth. As a destination, it is comparatively less well known than the more famous Golden Circle,

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Golden Circle, Iceland

If you have just a couple of days to spend in Iceland, Golden Circle is where you should head to.The Golden Circle is traditionally meant to comprise of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park Gullfoss Waterfall Strokkur Geyser But when in the area, also worth a visit are the Seltún geothermal area & Kerið Crater lake. We covered Kerið, 

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Iceland: 12 Day Roadtrip

Iceland is a gorgeous country blessed with unique geological diversity. The island country’s extensive geothermal activity has resulted in active volcanoes, boiling-water-spewing geysers, scalding steam vents and hot springs. It also has an eye-popping number of waterfalls, very picturesque lakes, glaciers, icebergs and extensive mountains. And if that weren’t enough variety for you, it has,

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Hallstatt, Austria

Think Alps and we Indians get images of Switzerland in our head – snowcapped peaks, lush green meadows, cow bells, Shahrukh & Kajol etc etc. However, the Alps range stretches halfway across Europe – from France, across north of Italy, Switzerland (of course), the tiny country of Liechtenstein, Germany & Austria. And while all of

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