Category: Argentina

International travel, expeditions, hiking and trekking exploits to Argentina.

  • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    Happy Easter from BajanThings. This was the trip I did to Argentina just before Christmas. God willing in May I will be doing my favourite coast-to-coast walk from the West coast of Scotland to the East coast of Scotland which is about 320 km – The Great Outdoor Challenge 2024. In December 2023 I returned…

  • Mendoza and Aconcagua. Wine and Mountains.

    Mendoza and Aconcagua. Wine and Mountains.

    Mendoza in northern Argentina is famous for two things. One is the very good Malbec wine that the region produces.   Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalaya region, is in the Parque Provincial Aconcagua.  I choose the hike to Plaza de Mulas which is the base camp for anyone wishing to climb the mountain.…

  • Return to El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 2016

    Return to El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 2016

    Robel Sur was a welcome sight after a long and tiring 32 hour journey to El Calafate. This was my second visit to El Calafate and El Chalten and my third to Argentina. A few more houses have been built in the area but we still received the same warm welcome. I do not think…

  • Ushuaia – Argentina

    Ushuaia – Argentina

    Ushuaia is the southernmost city in Argentina, nicknamed the “End of the World”.  It is also the gateway for Antarctica. During the summer the dock is very busy with all types of expeditions, both civilian and scientific, setting out to or returning from the Southern continent. It is also the end, or beginning,  of the adventure…

  • El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 2010

    El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 2010

    I have always wanted to return to Argentina after staying in Ushuaia on my return from Antarctica, and not just for the fine Red wine! The opportunity came in December 2009 when I met my cousin, also William Burton, in Miami and we travelled to Calafate via Buenos Aries. With both of us having the…