It seems that in the midst of the last year this video slipped through and never made it online for all of you to see. Lately I have been working to get all of our video organized for a new project in the works. So stay tuned, we will be posting more often in the […]
Category Archives: Argentina
After pigging out on asados in El Chalten and being amazed by Cerro Fitz Roy, we headed south to El Calafate, one of the biggest tourist destinations in Patagonia, mainly because of the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier.
Tierra del Fuego is the southern most province in Argentina and in the world for that matter. Just as La Paz is home to pretty much the highest everything in the world, Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world, are home to pretty much the southern most everything in the world.
After pigging out on asados at the Dagna farm in Bahia Blanca, we headed south to the the World Herritage site of Peninsula Valdes. Peninsula Valdes is teeming with wildlife and history. There are still functioning estancias on the peninsula and they share this picturesque landscape with some spectacular marine life. There is even the opportunity to spend the night in luxury and style on Peninsula Valdes at the lighthouse hotel at Punta Delgada.
A while back we went to Penisula Valdes, stayed at a historic hotel, got up close and personal with some wildlife and generally had an amazing time. Enjoy the video
As with most good things in life, they all seem to come to and end sooner or later. For the World by Road, one of those good things was having Fernando Bischof (aka Nandor, aka F-Dude) as part of the crew. Unfortunately, Fernando’s stay with us on the expedition has come to and end and it was time to say goodbye. It was tough to see Fernando go because he has been with us longer than any previous crew member on the expedition, over three months, and we all got to become pretty good friends.
One tends to get creative on the open road in the middle of the desert; by the looks of it a local Argentinean trucker decided to amuse himself by playing taxidermist. The World by Road sticker
Even though some of the toughest and most stressful segments of our expedition have revolved around the conditions of roads we have traversed, traveling down those difficult sections of roads can also lead you to some amazing places. Places that are hidden and inaccessible to someone without a 4×4 and in some cases a large set of balls. In a lot of the countries we have been through, we did not have a choice of whether we wanted to go off road or not. Going off road in many places is simply the only option to get from point A to point B.
From Santiago we crossed the border back into Argentina from Chile for what might have been the 10th time. Over the past two months of zig-zagging between through the smallest of border crossings we have seen gorgeous countryside only available to those with their own transportation. This time, though, even some of you at home might be familiar with this particular pass as it is known for over a dozen switchbacks snaking the mountain side and eventually taking you back into Argentina by Chile’s Portillo ski resort and mighty Mount Aconcagua-the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalayas.
I am sure everyone has been in the situation where you think you are going to run out of gas or better yet, have actually run out of gas at some point in your life. Whether it is running out of gas while idling in gridlock traffic or realizing that you have gone past the point of no return on stretch of road where the distance between gas stations is a lot further than you thought, it is an unsettling, frustrating yet all to familiar feeling that comes with driving. Even more so than any other scenario, going on a road trip always seems to attract at least the potential for running the tank dry at some stage in the journey.