Bolivia’s Jungle National Park: Amboró - In the center of Bolivia, there’s a very special place. Three important ecosystems meet here. The Amazon jungle, the Andes mountains, and a huge desert-like area called Chaco all intersect at this specific point: Amboró National Park. The mixing of these three ecosystems makes it one of those most biodiverse places on the planet. There … Continue reading Bolivia’s Jungle National Park: Amboró
Slums of Asunción, Paraguay - Paraguay isn’t a very popular destination among western tourists. Actually, it’s even not very popular for Latin American tourists either. So, why was I so excited to explore such a rarely visited place? Exactly for that reason, to discover what’s hidden behind the doors of Latin America’s most isolated country.
Iguazu Falls - One of South America’s most impressive sights must be the thundering Iguazu Falls. At the start of our Latin America trip I didn’t really have any plans to visit the falls but covid restrictions suddenly made it a good option. We started the trip in Chile and they kept all their land borders firmly shut, … Continue reading Iguazu Falls
TSE2021: A total solar eclipse over Antarctica - It wasn’t easy to get into Chile just a few days after they opened their borders following a long period of covid-related isolation. For the second time in as many years I had to flight to get to Patagonia to witness a spectacular event: the total eclipse of the sun.
2021 in 12 Photos - 2021 was a year of staying at home in Canada, a place that many people dream of visiting. Even though I really wanted to travel, staying at home gave me the opportunity to foster kittens and to welcome a wonderful dog into our home. I reconnected with the mountains at the BMC climbing camp and … Continue reading 2021 in 12 Photos
BMC 2021 - Nearly every summer since 2014, I’ve attended a week-long mountaineering camp in BC. There are two similar camps, one fairly big and the other more intimate. The larger camp is organized by the Alpine Club of Canada and it’s really quite impressive the logistics that go into hosting 25+ climbers. Given the ongoing pandemic and … Continue reading BMC 2021
Edziza – A Volcanic Backpacking Trip - Part 1: Edziza Spectrum Range Traverse Part 2: Crossing the Edziza Plateau (this post) Three years after our first trip to Edziza, Jim, Calder, and I are back. This time we’ve got a bigger group. Marilyn (Jim’s partner) as well as Meg and Manrico (Marilyn’s friends) join us for what promises to be another exciting … Continue reading Edziza – A Volcanic Backpacking Trip
Abandoned Streets of Buenos Aires & Lugano Argentina - Las calles vacías de Buenos Aires y una visita a Lugano
Patagonia Total Solar Eclipse 2020 - Patagonia, Eclipse Solar Total de 2020
Argentina Is Closed - Argentina está cerrada I don’t like to give up. For the last two years, I’ve been planning a trip to Argentina to see the December 14 Total Solar Eclipse. When COVID exploded in March, Argentina closed their borders and I realized that it was going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to see the … Continue reading Argentina Is Closed