South America 2008

We’re going to South America next year – it’s finally been decided.

Leanne has been keen on a trip to South America for quite a while, and we finally decided on a plan and budget – so we will be spending around 6 weeks in the Patagonia region of South America (down the bottom of Chile and Argentina) in January 2008.

We’re just putting the finishing touches on our itinerary so that we can book our flights.

I’ll make this entry an index to all the other entries for our trip and trip planning.

The Trip

  1. Day 1 – Sydney to Santiago
  2. Arrived in Santiago
  3. Day 2 – Santiago
  4. Still here
  5. Day 3 – Santiago
  6. WiFi works!
  7. Quick update
  8. Day 4 – Santiago to Buenos Aires
  9. Day 5 – Buenos Aires
  10. Day 6 – Buenos Aires – Zoo
  11. Day 7 – Buenos Aires
  12. Day 8 – Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche
  13. Day 9 – Bariloche
  14. Day 10 – Bariloche
  15. Day 11 – Bariloche
  16. Puerto Blest
  17. Day 12 – Bariloche to Puerto Varas
  18. Day 13 – Puerto Varas
  19. Day 14 – Puerto Varas – Puerto Octay and Frutillar
  20. Day 15 – Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt
  21. Day 16 – Puerto Varas and Chiloe
  22. Navimag
  23. Day 17 – Puerto Montt and Navimag
  24. Day 18 – Navimag
  25. Day 19 – Navimag
  26. Puerto Natales
  27. Day 20 – Navimag and Puerto Natales
  28. Day 21 – Puerto Natales
  29. Day 22 – Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine
  30. Day 23 – Puerto Natales and Parque Nacional Bernado O’Higgins
  31. Day 24 – Puerto Natales to El Calafate
  32. Day 25 – El Calafate
  33. El Calafate
  34. Day 26 – El Calafate and Glacier Perito Moreno Ice Trecking
  35. Day 27 – El Calafate and Parque Nacional Los Glaciers
  36. Back to Puerto Natalas
  37. Day 28 – El Calafate to Puerto Natales
  38. Day 29 – Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
  39. Day 30 – Punta Arenas
  40. Day 31 – Punta Arenas and Magdalena Island
  41. Day 32 – Punta Arenas
  42. Via Australis cruise and photos uploaded
  43. Day 33 – Punta Arenas and Cruceros Australis
  44. Day 34 – Cruceros Australis
  45. Day 35 – Cruceros Australis
  46. Day 36 – Cruceros Australis and Cabo de Hornos
  47. Arrived in Ushuaia
  48. Day 37 – Cruceros Australis and Ushuaia
  49. Day 38 – Ushuaia
  50. Day 39 – Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park
  51. Day 40 – Ushuaia
  52. Day 41 – Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
  53. Day 42 – Buenos Aires to Santiago and Santiago to Sydney

After the Trip

  1. Photos uploaded
  2. Just got home
  3. GPS tracks and satellite images uploaded

Before the Trip

  1. South America: Flights Booked
  2. Our first snag
  3. Travel gear
  4. ExOfficio Boxer Shorts
  5. Gear Ordered
  6. Shopping for gear
  7. All flights booked
  8. First accomodation booked – Barriloche
  9. Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR
  10. Thursday night in Chatswood
  11. Adventure Alley Sunday
  12. GoGoGear arrived
  13. Clothes from the US
  14. Laptop Memory upgrade
  15. Travel Pack and Hiking Boots
  16. iPod Nano 3rd Gen
  17. More GoGoGear
  18. Gear shopping
  19. Traffic and trekking
  20. Gear Shopping: Thursday night in Chatswood
  21. Third jab and more gear
  22. Another Saturday Shopping for Gear
  23. Our last shopping trip?
  24. Test Pack
  25. New Years Zoo
  26. Final gear delivery
  27. Last bits of shopping