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    Argentina,  Chile,  We12hike

    Patagonia hiking: tips for the the best hikes in Patagonia

    All the best in Patagonia hiking – my tips for the best hikes in Patagonia Patagonia is on many people’s bucket list and that’s with good reason. Argentina and Chile’s most southern region is quite often mentioned by the media as must visit destination. If you ask me, a three time Patagonia traveler and hiking fan, I think that is all right. Patagonia is quite amazing. I figured I’d gather all my Patagonia hiking information for you in this blog with the best hikes in Patagonia.   Let me start by saying that up and until today I have not found what Patagonia exactly is. Some say it’s anything down…

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    Chile,  We12hike

    Hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park

    Hiking the W trek in Torres del Paine, how it got started It has been quite a few years ago since we hiked the W trek in Torres del Paine National Park. However, we still get questions from our readers about it every now and then so I figured it would be good to write about the experiences we had. We hiked the W trek already back in 2009 but I figured it’s about the experience, most practical information can be found on other websites. I made sure though to have this article checked by a couple of friends of mine who hiked this trail more recently over the past…

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    Chile,  Park Post,  We12inspire

    Travel tips for Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

    Ever since we saw Torres del Paine in Chile on tv about 12 years ago, we knew one thing for sure: this is a place we had to go to one day. This world famous park encompasses spectacular mountains, multi-colored lakes, glaciers, lots of wildlife and a magic touch that you will never understand unless you have been there.   By December 2009 we had saved up enough after buying our house and it was our time to head south to Patagonia! We spent about a week in the park, hiking the W-trek and enjoying the outstanding beauty of this place. In 2012 I got the chance to go back again and stayed for three…

  • Alaska,  Canada,  Chile,  Iceland,  New Zealand

    The best places for seeing icebergs

    “An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.” (Source: Wikipedia)  The first time I saw an iceberg I was amazed. A big chunk of ice, floating in a lake, without melting just like that, despite the temperature being quite high. I could have looked at it forever, slowly melting and eventually dissolving in the water, like it had never been there. Somehow, ever since, I’ve always been amazed by icebergs. Where they come from, how they are formed and where they are going. Fortunately, you don’t have to A) travel to the north or south pole and/or B) have a lot of…