A couple of days ago, we finally said ‘Adios’ to Santiago! It was a gorgeous and all-around incredible city, and after 5 days we met up with our parents and flew down to Punta Arenas. It’s just about as far south as you can possibly go, and even hosts excursions to Antarctica! If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to snag a day-trip and check that continent off.
Ever since arriving in Patagonia, I can’t help but think about how much it looks like New Zealand. Between the rolling hills, jagged mountains, and abundance of sheep, it really feels like I’m back in the Hobbit’s homeland! The area is absolutely gorgeous, and we drove for upwards of 5 hours today without seeing any part of the land look any less beautiful.
After a long drive, we finally came to our home for the next 5 days: Tierra Patagonia. The hotel is incredible. From the exterior looks like an capsized boat, and the interior is beautifully decorated with local wood and walls full of windows. We did a half-day hike on arrival, walking around the area and taking in some views of the mountains and the lake in the national park. I’m looking forward to more of this amazing park!