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Month: January 2012

The group reaches Torres del Paine National Park.

The group reaches Torres del Paine National Park.

Cecile reporting from Torres del Paine: “After we met all together in Punta Arenas, we drove to Puerto Natales where we slept and the next day, we visited the unique Cueva del Milodon, where a prehistoric mammal lived in a huge cave with humans, but… thousands of years ago. Some kilometers later, we arrived to National Park Torres del Paine. During our first afternoon  we did a little hike to a wonderful lookout named Mirador Grey, always accompanied by our…

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Eureka Travel at 2012 Los Angeles Times Travel Show

Eureka Travel at 2012 Los Angeles Times Travel Show

Analia has been quite busy during this year’s LA Times Travel Show. She had a privilege to be invited as a guest panelist for one of the sessions on the topic of specialization. The panel discussion was moderated by John Peters, the founder and ex-CEO of Tripology, a travel site promoting matching travelers with destination experts. Analia had a chance to share with the audience her experiences with South American travel specialty. Today she is devoting her time to promoting Southern…

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More photos and story from Punta Arenas.

More photos and story from Punta Arenas.

Cecile reporting from the deep south… “While waiting for the Cruise to arrive, I had time to discover this extraordinary town, Punta Arenas, located almost at the end of the continent! The city, located by the Magellan Strait,  started also, like Ushuaia, as a jail, and later after the European immigrants arrived their influence gave the city a cosmopolitan flair. They also brought with them the commercial skills,  and at the end of 1800, Punta Arenas had turned into a very…

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Ushuaia day 2; Jan 25

Ushuaia day 2; Jan 25

From Cecile’s report: “Today we stayed in the city and its sorroundings. We started very relaxed with a quiet breakfast and then we went to the Martial Glacier, very close to the city. It has a chair lift that takes you to the middle of the mountain  and from there, you walk a little bit more to a place from where you can have a wonderful view up to the Glacier and down to the city, with trails on the…

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Eureka Travel at the end of the world, Ushuaia.

Eureka Travel at the end of the world, Ushuaia.

Last Sunday, Cecile begun guiding a trip to Patagonia with a group of our clients. They started their trip in Buenos Aires staying in Babel Hotel in San Telmo. A 12 person group from Detroit is currently in Ushuaia, Argentina and enjoying Tierra del Fuego National Park. Here is what Cecile has reported to us today: “Today we had a very windy day but we could enjoy all the activities we  had planned! We spent all day long at the…

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Chiloé Island, Chile – named one of the 45 places to go in 2012, by NY Times

Chiloé Island, Chile – named one of the 45 places to go in 2012, by NY Times

Chiloé Island, Chile – Slide Show – NYTimes.com. Nice slideshow, reminded me of when we traveled there last September (see earlier post). Chiloe is a type of place where you get a feeling that time has slowed down. Great scenery, architecture, food and tranquility are some of the highlights! Puerto Montt is a great base city for exploring Chiloe and nearby Lake District with quaint towns like Puerto Varas and Frutillar. To find out more or book your trip to…

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Flags of South America part 7 – Paraguay.

Flags of South America part 7 – Paraguay.

Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina, this enigmatic country roughly the size of California and the population of 6.5 million people does not make news regularly on the international stage. Paraguay gained its independence from Spain in 1811, similarly to its neighbors. Through subsequent wars in mid 1800’s it also lost some of its territory and power. Further into 20th century the country shared similar fate of other South American nations enduring 35 years of military dictatorship which ended in…

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Dakar 2012 – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

Dakar 2012 – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

This legendary yearly adventure rally which originally started in 1978 with a route from Paris to Dakar is in its 33rd edition and for the third time in South America. The adrenaline packed race through remote desert regions takes place over 14 stages with participants from 50 countries and is viewed by over one billion people from all over the planet. The participants test their endurance and navigational skills while riding on motorcycles, in trucks, cars and quads in hopes…

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