Thursday, August 6, 2015

Laguna De Los Tres

Patagonia Trek 2015

Laguna De Los Tres Trek


This is the first day of our trek in Patagonia. We drove from El Calafate to El Chalten, for a 2 hour drive, and pass through the steppes of Patagonia.

Shortly after we arrived, we were given our packed lunch for the day, and then a briefing by our guide, before we embarked on our most memorable trek in the beautiful and pristine Patagonia.

Patagonia is a region which covers part of Chile and Argentina. It is such a beautiful place with lovely shimmering lakes, and offers trekkers one of the most exceptional experience with little chance of getting mountain (or altitude) sickness. We trekked only up to about 1,000m.

El Chalten, is a small mountain village located in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is situated by the riverside of Rio De Las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park, at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains. It is the trekking capital of Patagonia, and existed solely for the people who come here for embarking on their trekking trip in the Patagonia. It is 220 km north of El Calafate.

El Chalten is named for Cerro Fitz Roy's Tehuelche name, meaning 'peak of fire' or 'smoking mountain.

In this post, I share with you some of the pictures that I took while on the trek.

Having our briefing session with Huan, our guide.

We left our belongings behind, and took only our day pack as we are going to camp for two nights at Poincenot Camp.

                                           We started our trek here at El Chalten.

Big Sign Board with the trekking distances indicated.

                             Huan highlighting the trekking distance, and difficulty for the day.
Beautiful Laguna Capri,





We could see Mt Fitz Roy in the background.

This is said to be the best view point here by the river.

                                                   More pictures at this view point.


                                            Continuing our trek to the campsite.
                                                        Heading to Poincenot.

                                                           I love our campsite.
                                                 Dinner time at our campsite.
This is a permanent camp, which is taken care of by our trekking agency in Patagonia. So, the tents are all set up for the trekking season, and so after each group leaves, the tents are remain erected there. We have a dining tent, and one toilet. There is no bathing facilities here, but campers can easily just go to the river to wash up.

More Pictures to come.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pictures of South America

01 August 2015

I am extremely happy with the fact that I was able to make 2 trips to South America this year.

In Jan/Feb, I went to Patagonia (Argentina & Chile) for trekking and then I made another
trip to Brazil and Peru, covering a few wonders of the World - visiting the Iguazu Falls, Machu
Picchu, the Amazon Forest as well as Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro.

In this gallery, I will showcase some of the best photos that I had taken on both of my trips. And I will add on more as I visit Ecuador, Bolivia and the rest of the countries!

Patagonia Trekking

Fly to Buenos Aires
Fly from Buenos Aires to EL Calafate.
Travel from El Calafate to El Chalten for about 2 hours.
Start the trek in the Argentinian side,
El Chalten - Lago De Los Tres - Lago Torre - Tumbado - El Chalten
Drive from El Chalten to Chile (Torre Del Paine National Park)
Lake Pehoe
Drive onwards to Puerto Natales.
Puerto Natales - Ushuaia
Tierra Del Fuego National Park
Beacon Channel Cruise
Fly from Ushuaia back to Buenos Aires

Patagonia 

Antonio Pigafetta together with Ferdinand Magellan and his crew arrived in the Gulf of San Julian (Santa Cruz Province) in 1520. Some historians think that the immense footprints left by those Tehuelche hunters led Magellan to call them patagones, a deformation of pata gao, which means "big foot" in Portuguese. Others hold that the term derives from Pathafon, a character of the novel Primaleon, a favourite of the Portguese conquistador. For Magellan, those Indians seemed horrible to him, and thus he called the region "Big Foot country" or "Patagonia".

Gallery


PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA
Fantastic view at Laguna De Los Tres.

CUSCO, PERU
Cusco, UNESCO listed city, and the gateway to Machu Picchu.

TAMBO DEL INKA RESORT & SPA (URUBAMBA, PERU)

                     We travelled to the Sacred Valley, and stayed at the town of Urubamba,
                           at the hotel - Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa (luxury collection)

                                         MT FITZROY, PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

IGUASU FALLS, BRAZIL

Lake Nimez (EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA)

LAGO DE LOS TRES
PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

LAGO TORRE
PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

LAGO ARGENTINA
EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

Lake Argentino
EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

Enjoy and more to come.

Recently, I have been very busy with a few of my new ventures into online marketing, and online business.

Will try to upload my pictures for you.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Palawan DreamTrip July 2015

DREAMTRIP

DREAMTRIP
Palawan - July 2015


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Return Airport Transfer
Welcome Dinner & Performance
Underground River Cruise with Lunch
Dinner
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A bottle of Wine

And I like to share more pictures of my DreamTrip to Palawan, which happens
to be my very first trip to PHILIPPINES too!

Here are the pictures taken on the trip!

My wristbands - DreamTrip
& Platinum member
My room with the pool access.

 \                                         Meet some new friends from China.

Lovely Bar Counter

My friend got her room upgraded to water villa
(I saw the price indicated as 25,000 Pesos for promotion, as Jul is the rainy season)

Bathroom, Water Villa

                                             Taking a nice picture at the Water villa.
                                                 
Heading to the restaurant for our dinner on the second night.
There are a total of 147 of us for this DreamTrip.
On the third day, we have a free day to relax.
But we chose to go on an optional island hopping trip to the Honda Bay, which includes the islands of
Starfish, Luli and Cowrie islands.
The above picture is that of the Starfish.
It was rather sunny that morning, until just before lunch, when the dark clouds came.

                                                       Lunch on Starfish island.
                                               Cooked by the guide and the crew.
                                           
Pork, and it was very tasty. I love it.


                                                              Cucumber Salad
Mango Salad.

Watermelons for dessert.


                                                         We had fried fish too.
                                    Luli Island - our member brought our little blue sign.
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                                              Cowrie Island - the last one for the day.
                          Members are excited to have Spanish and an English girl in the group.
Another lady from China taking the picture with the two ladies.

Breakfast.

On Day 2, we went for the Underground River Cruise
(UNESCO).
The River has a length of 8.2 km, but we only took the boat ride for about 1.5km into the cave.
When we turn off the lights, we could not even see anything. It is pitch dark inside the cave.

Another selfie...
Lovely hat.

This guy is from Xiamen, China.

                                                              Dinner time again.

Waiting for sunrise on the last day morning.

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Our DreamTrip is like a land package, as it caters for all our members who are living in different countries, and we all have to buy our own air tickets from our own country to join in. But on the trip, we meet so many different nationalities - Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Hong Kong, Spainish, and English. It is specially curated and it is not meant to be dirt cheap. However, we stay at quality hotels - at least 4 star, and most of the times , 5 stars. And enjoy VIP privilege.

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