Category Archive: WT BEST

Mar 11 2015

I loved la Paz!

I don’t know who had the idea of founding a city here but La Paz’s setting, climbing the slopes of a narrow valley from 3200 to 4200m and surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano, it’s just spectacular. I could say many things against this city (terrible pollution, super steep streets, horrendous congestion . …

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Feb 28 2015

From San Pedro to Uyuni

To enter Bolivia, I booked a 3 days tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni. We were a cool group of 6 people: Cata and Tomas from Chile, Katrin and Henrich (Quique) from Germany, Coralie from France and me. We had 1000km of hard road ahead reaching the 5000s on the first day, no …

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Feb 14 2015

The millenary forest (at PN Conguillío)

Blame that picture . . . I knew I wanted to visit PN Conguillio since I saw a picture of it on a travel magazine dedicated to Chile. The Aracaunia Region is not only the land of Mapuches (1/3 of the population), it is the land of virgin forests where the majestic aracauria (or monkey …

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Feb 02 2015

Mythical Fitz Roy

Our last stop in Argentinian Patagonia was El Chaltén, the closest town to mythical Fitz Roy and a paradise for hikers. On the first day, Alba and I took a shuttle bus to Hostería del Pilar where we started hiking along Río Blanco (8km) with nice views over Glaciar Piedras Blancas. From Campamento Río Blanco …

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Jan 30 2015

Patagonia On the Rocks (at Glaciar Perito Moreno)

I could not leave the Patagonia without visiting its Argentinian side so one day after finishing the “W Trek” I was on the road again direction to el Calafate to see two more MUSTS on my World Tour List: Glaciar Perito Moreno and mythical Fitz Roy. On the bus I met Alba from Olot, it …

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Jan 28 2015

Torres del Paine full W Trek (finally!)

Torres del Paine is foreigner hikers’ favourite trek in Patagonia and there are many reasons why: pristine lakes, impressive glaciers and its distinctive “horny” peaks. It is also one of the most organised and accessible parks in Chile, with scheduled transfers from Puerto Natales and also inside the park. In 2011 I did not plan …

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Jan 17 2015

The Moais of Easter Island

After two flights and more than a 24 hours trip, I finally landed at Mataveri Airport, the most remote airport in the world (2603km from the nearest other airport) and the only gateway to Easter Island. At the arrivals the owners of the hotel booked were waiting for me with a welcoming flower necklace: yes, …

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Jan 04 2015

Mythical Tongariro Crossing!

After crossing the Cook Strait by ferry, we arrived at Wellington, New Zealand’s city capital.  In Wellington I picked up Nathalie, who will be traveling with me around the North Island. Our first challenge together was the mythical Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of my New Zealand’s musts! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an extending hike …

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Dec 23 2014

Milford Track (part two)

Day 3 Even if we walked less kilometers, this was the hardest day of the trek (14km, 400m up and 1000m down, 7hrs). The day started climbing up to Mackinnon Pass and Memorial, the highest point of the track at 1.154m. After two days, the backpack was lighter but I also was more tired so …

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Dec 21 2014

Milford Track (part one)

Quintin Mackinnon and Ernest Mitchell were the first Europeans to travel overland from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound in 1888 and their route became the world famous Milford Track. Today MilfordTrack, a 54 km and 4 days trek through Fiordland National Park, is considered one of the 9 New Zealand’s Great Walks and the …

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