Walking on Not-Very-Thin Ice in Argentina

Walking on Not-Very-Thin Ice in Argentina

Start From The Beginning:  Hiking in Argentina We arrived in El Calafate a bit beat up from two days of hiking in El Chalten.  My blisters had blisters, all my hiking socks were dirty and torn, my supposedly waterproof brand-new hiking shoes were very much 

Hiking Into the Sky, Patagonia, Argentina

Hiking Into the Sky, Patagonia, Argentina

Start with Part I of Argentina Travels to figure out who Ayala is and who we are. “First hike in El Chalten,” Victor said, “Is twenty-six kilometers.  Next day, we’ll take it easy and do nineteen. The following day, we get to El Calafate and 

Part II: Buenos Aires – Through the Eyes of Locals

Part II: Buenos Aires – Through the Eyes of Locals

Read “Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local” Buenos Aires met us with blooming Jacaranda trees, its beautiful violet flowers adorning trees and littering sidewalks and lawns.  It was a warm spring morning, as is traditional in the southern 

Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

In January of 2012, right after returning from our unforgettable two-week trip in Egypt, Julia and I sat down to discuss our travel plans for the upcoming year.  I was just days away from starting a new job at a large law firm and was