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. Continue reading “TSE2021: A total solar eclipse over Antarctica”
Patagonia, Eclipse Solar Total de 2020
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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 eclipse. In spite of this seemingly impossible situation, I never gave up hope. In the months and weeks leading up to the eclipse, I got in touch with anyone and everyone who might be able to help me get in. Everyone told me the same thing: it was simply impossible, the borders were totally closed, and my dream was crazy. Finally, with only a few days to go, I got in touch with a travel agent who had contact with the Argentine Ministries of Tourism & Immigration. Long story short, that’s how I found myself on an international flight for the first time in nine months. Continue reading “Argentina Is Closed”
Sometimes life throws a wrench in your plans, an unexpected twist in the road. That’s especially true when travelling to unknown parts of the world. Two days ago when I stepped out of the taxi and into the departures terminal at Bali’s airport, I discovered that life had a rather abrupt change of plans in store for me.
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