'Patagonia', Chile, Patagonia, Torre del Paine National Park, Cuernos del Paine

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.

 

I didn't expect to be in Chile on this trip, but here I am in Torre del Paine national park. I spent the night in Puerto Natales last night and I must admit I'm really surprised at how advanced Chile is in terms of both infrastructure and technology. I had a nice dinner at a micro brewery, bought the best tasting hass avacodos at a nice chain market grocery store and stayed in a hostel that blows most guesthouses in Europe and the United States out of the water. I really recommend this town to anyone who is coming through Patagonia.

 

My friend Erik and I rented a car and spent most of today driving from Puerto Natales to the famous Torre del Paine National Park. What a spectacular park. Every turn has a scenic view and the mountains are some of the hightest peaks I've seen throughout my travels. Erik and I also spent 6 hours on a grueling hike to the Mirador Torre del Paines. It was actually snowing at the top but we were able to enjoy it for a few minutes. My legs feel llke rubber however and I'll hopefully get a few shots up tomorrow. Patagonia is absolutely stunning!

 

Above is a shot of Cuernos del Paine. It's one of the more scenic views in Torre del Paine National Park.

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Taken on March 10, 2011