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Hello stranger,

I'm not sure why you're here, but chances are you're about to find what you were looking for. This is my travel journal from a trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Antarctica, Chile and Peru, which took place from January to April 2001.

The journal is mainly about my experiences and my own thoughts about what I saw, but there are also a lot of recommendations and facts to be found throughout the text. I had a lot of fun traveling and I had a lot of fun writing about it. I hope you'll enjoy reading about it, and if you have any more questions, get in touch with me, and I'll see what more I can do.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1, in which I leave the Winter Wonderland
    Oslo, Norway, January 19, 2001
  • Chapter 2, in which there are many Argentinians
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 20-23, 2001
  • Chapter 3, in which there's a capital with not much to it
    Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo, Uruguay, January 23-28, 2001
  • Chapter 4, in which there are penguins
    Peninsula Valdez and Rio Gallegos, Argentina, January 29-31, 2001
  • Chapter 5, in which I buy a ticket
    Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina, February 1-6, 2001
  • Chapter 6, in which there is snow
    Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine, Chile, and El Calafate, Argentina, February 6-14, 2001
  • Chapter 7, in which the seas are rough and I visit Ukraine
    Mainly Antarctica, February 15-26, 2001
  • Chapter 8, in which I walk on clouds
    Puerto Montt, Chiloe and Pucon, Chile, February 27 - March 6, 2001
  • Chapter 9, in which I am in the middle of a very, very long country
    Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valaparaiso and Antofagasta, Chile, March 7-14, 2001
  • Chapter 10, in which it is raining in the desert
    Calama, Chuquicamata, San Pedro de Atacama, Iquique and Arica, Chile, March 15-23, 2001
  • Chapter 11, in which the indians prefer to be called peasants
    Tacna, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno and Titicaca, Chile, March 24-31, 2001
  • Chapter 12, in which there are no more Incas
    Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes, Peru, April 1-8, 2001
  • Chapter 13, in which the country almost decides on a new president
    Camana, Nazca, Ica and Lima, Peru, April 9-13, 2001
  • Bonus Chapter! Spanish for travelers

That should be everything you need to know to get started. Enjoy!

Here there were tygers:


In case you're wondering how I traveled, let me give you a short summary: What I did was fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from where I got on the slow boat to Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay, from where I got on a bus to Montevideo, then back to Buenos Aires again to the largest bus station ever, which even offered rides to halfway down the coast, to Puerto Madryn, from where it was easy to find a way to see Peninsula Valdez, after which I continued south and eventually crossed the border to Chile to go to Punta Arenas, only to discover I had to go back to Argentina and Fireland / Tierra del Fuego to get a ticket to Antarctica, which was in a couple of weeks, so I actually went back to Punta Arenas again, got on a bus to get to the Torres del Paine national park, after which I deserved a few lazy days in El Calafate before jumping by plane back to Ushuaia on Fireland just in time to catch the boat to the Antarctic Peninsula, returning almost two weeks later having lost quite a few kilos at sea, so that I was almost, but not quite, too tired to get on the road between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas again, where I discovered a cheap option for flying to Puerto Montt, which was just a short bus ride away from the island of Chiloe where severe floods made me head for the mountains near Villarica, where I eventually felt ready for the big city again, and made Santiago my next stop, albeit a brief one, because I decided that small cities are better afterall, and checked out Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, who both had nice beaches but I needed more sand, and I found infinite amounts of sand in Northern Chile, in places like Antofagasta, Calama and San Pedro de Atacama, which is the driest desert in the world, nevertheless being very rainy while I visited, so that I went back to the coast, which was much drier but just as sandy, and the sand continued even after having crossed from Iquique into Peru, where I once again went for the mountains, first near Arequipa, then near Puno on the shores of lake Titicaca, which gave me a nice taste of Andes culture, a taste of what was later to come in and near Cuzco and the Inca Trail, which I walked from Kilometer 88 in three days, before returning to Cuzco and getting my way to Lima via Arequipa, Nazca and Ica, from where I had a ticket back to Oslo. I promise that was the worst and longest sentence on all of these pages. (And by including it, I should lure quite a few visitors here from various search tools on the Internet. Clever me.)

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