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Hiking Rano Kao Trail to Orongo, Easter Island

After hiking through Patagonia, I felt little need to get much exercise.Easter Island does have a few hikes but the heat, humidity, and smallness of the island leave little in the way of hiking. Rano Kao is the name of an extinct volcano and is the trail that leads from Mataveri section of Easter Island (also the name of the airport) to Orongo, the ancient village. The hike up the volcano is pretty steep with only a bit of shade at the beginning. There are benches along the trail but there are also a lot of cows. They were not Read More

Getting Lost in Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

My last day at the End of the Earth was another great day filled explorations, even a few unexpected ones. Tierra del Fuego National Park is a 20 minute drive outside of Ushuaia and is a sightseeing mecca for hikers, campers, and tour buses. We had a really cool view from our hotel of the harbor but the naked mannequins hanging out ruined the view While my fellow tourmates were out visiting the penguins for a second time, I caught my van transportation at the bus station in Ushuaia and they explained that pickups are every 2 hours at certain Read More