Trip Start Jan 20, 2012
28Trip End Feb 26, 2012
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We took a great hiking trip into Patagonia. Fabulous but not at all what we were expecting. I had imagined barren rocky terrain but there is lots of rain here (over 300 days per year) so the vegetation is jungle-like. (Jurassic Park came to mind....) It's a protected area with a very helpful information centre who gave a great overview and provided us with rain ponchos - good thing as throughout the 3hr hike, it must have rained about 5 times. We ended up at a beautiful 72 foot waterfall.
We had a Patagonian bbq for dinner in the small town. Lamb is typical here, they are quite small and are cooked over an open fire by stretching the animal out over a pair of crossed sticks. They eat the whole animal - Tom L would fit right in :) The lamp was really good and was accompanied with generous amounts of Chilean wine. There was also a small show of local chilean singers and dancers. Great day.