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National parks in Costa Rica

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Costa Rica is a must-do for any nature lover. There are numerous national parks in the small country and they are organized a bit like the national parks in the US. There are rangers and maps and hiking trails through the jungle or up volcanoes, and you can actually feel quite safe. Especially if you are interested in birds Click to continue »

Hiking in Patagonia – Chile – Argentina

Monday, February 14th, 2011

One of the most beautiful hiking I have ever done was in Patagonia. You fly into Santiago, Chile and from there you can fly on to Punta Arenas and take a bus to Torres del Paine. If you are adventurous you can also take a luxury bus from Santiago past the stunning volcanoes to Puerto Montt, one very lovely coastal town at the end of the Panamericana. From there take a boat down to Punta Arenas through the fiords and brave the waves. In Punta Arenas don’t forget to watch the cute little Magellan penguins hurrying from Click to continue »