Tag: Patagonia & Falkland 2020

  • The End – 02.03.2020

    [en] Quiet flight and solitary transit in Madrid (the other travelling companions have a different itinerary as they go to Milan while I go to Geneva). In the airport, apart from some problems to pass the automatic entry control in the Schengen zone, everything is quiet even if I can see some masks and I […]

  • Santiago – 01.03.2020

    [en] While waiting for the return flights, we have one morning to visit Santiago, the group is breaking up . For a good while, I walk around the centre with Fabio before returning to the hotel and taking a last walk in the park on the nearby hill. Then we leave as a group for […]

  • Falkland – Cile – 29.02.2020

    We get back: the first step is to take the plane at Mount Pleasant, almost 2 hours in the queue to carry out the “formalities” including the payment of the “tourist” tax at the exit. The few flights – one or two commercial flights and a military one – can justify the slowness? After the stopover in Punta Arenas, where the Chileans are much less zealous than in Santiago, but they know that everyone comes from the Falklands where the rules are stricter, we continue northwards … In the meantime we learn that the new group has been blocked in Chile, no Italians are accepted by the Falklands authorities. And we arrive in Santiago where we move as a group, with some apprehension for the demonstrations of which we see no trace, to the hotel where we have dinner and celebrate the end of the trip with a last Pisco sour (maybe the best).

  • Stanley – 28.02.2020

    [en] In the morning, last visit of the fauna: albatrosses, cormorants and some rockhopper penguins. To continue with the flight back to Stanley including a stopover at Pebble Island where we had gone earlier in the week. Probably the nicer flight thanks to the weather and the itinerary. In Stanley the weather was better than […]

  • Pebble Island – 25.02.2020

    [en] A long trip with a “visit” to the remains of the war with Argentina at the beginning and end of the day, one might think that the Argentine remains were left as a warning…. But you will encounter numerous animals such as groups of dolphins just a few meters from the shore. Or a […]