Patagonia’s Laguna Torre and Glaciar Grande – A Seven Image Gallery

Laguna Torre, Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Wrapping up this three-post series on a pair of day hikes from El Chalten, Argentina, is this mini-gallery of the Glaciar Grande and the lake it overlooks, Laguna Torre. Even shrouded in clouds the scene does an admirable job advertising this corner of Los Glaciares National Park as the hiker attraction that it is. It’s… Continue reading Patagonia’s Laguna Torre and Glaciar Grande – A Seven Image Gallery

Anticipating El Alto

There were two reasons I wanted to visit El Alto, at one time a slum on the margins of Bolivia’s capital La Paz and now the country’s second largest city. One: It’s the highest major metropolis in the world; and two: it’s the largest indigenous city in the Americas.