After spending two days in beautiful Valle del Elqui, it was time to pack our bags again for what would be an unforgettable experience and one of the South America highlights, the Atacama desert.
From the Seven lakes route to Circuito Chico, the town of Bariloche in Patagonia has a lot to offer: lakes with the most intense blue color, mountains peaks that scream trekking, and cute little islands where you just want to grow old in…
My knees hurt for days after the two treks in El Chalten, Patagonia the cutest little village surrounded by mountains also called The National Trekking Capital. But what an experience that was!
Visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, Argentina was the first WOW moment of our six months trip in South America. Before Patagonia, we had spent four weeks in Buenos Aires where we had a good time, but hardly comparable with the visual feast this part of the world offered us.
I remember we were in Ilha Grande, Brazil when we first started reading about Colombia, and amongst all the beauties featured in Lonely Planet, it was Cocora Valley in the Zona Cafetera that caught our attention. Looking back at our time in the country considered too dangerous to visit not long ago, Cocora Valley was the absolute highlight.
After four days of trekking (44km) in the jungle, I was exhausted. The last day was especially difficult as it was the longest and most tiring one. The temperatures were high and so was the humidity. My feet were covered in blisters and my knees in pain. So, why all the effort? To discover The Lost City. Was it worth it? YES!