Visiting Caleta Tortel – Politics on Stilts

"You know he's the Mayor, don't you?" whispered my new friend/translator, Francis, across the table. I was sitting in the living room of my hostel, the one I'd chosen just because it was the only one with wifi, watching the roly-poly Patagonian proprietor inspect some still thrashing Salmon whilst wearing a well-loved apron and what … Continue reading Visiting Caleta Tortel – Politics on Stilts

Top 7 Photos to Inspire a Trip to Patagonia

When I am planning an adventure I tend to look at pictures. I am a terrible terrible hoarder and I have years worth of back issues of National Geographic and boxes full of photos I have cut from magazines or postcards people have sent me.¬†Every one of these pictures and articles gives me the drive … Continue reading Top 7 Photos to Inspire a Trip to Patagonia

How to Travel through the Patagonian Fjords

Cruising through the Patagonian Fjords is surely a dream for anyone planning a trip to Chilean Patagonia. Sadly it's an expensive dream if you're looking at travelling all the way from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales. However, I have good news! A new route starting in Caleta Tortel going south to Puerto Natales or vice … Continue reading How to Travel through the Patagonian Fjords

Packing for Patagonia

I recently went on a 9 day trek in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. You can read more about it here. It's hard to know what you'll really need for a trip like this but I can tell you what I brought and the equipment and food we had for 3 … Continue reading Packing for Patagonia

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A visit to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, is high on most people's lists for what to do in Patagonia. Finding information on how to do it without a guide isn't too easy - I hope this is a good comprehensive overview and helps a few of you out. You … Continue reading Trekking in Torres del Paine