I have been meaning to blog about our experience of Machu Picchu from last year, but the internet was so slow in Ushuaia that I really just lost all motivation.
Currently, we are in Mendoza, Argentina which is located west of Buenos Aires. We are staying here for three weeks, to experience the Argentine wine country (hey it’s the source of Malbec wines!) and maybe go up snowy mountains again.
The good news is, our internet connection is ten times faster than Ushuaia! I can finally import, export, upload, and write about our Machu Picchu experience. I hope I remember as much details as I can though…
We were spending the last few weeks of 2021 in Peru, staying in its capital Lima. Since covid was still raging, we were very careful not to go out as much, and to have our masks on if we do need to go out to minimize the chances of getting covid.
We didn’t have plans yet for New Year’s, so I suggested to Alex that we should go check out Machu Picchu! And what did he do? He researched and booked everything so we can have a memorable end of year memory! :)
Note: These photos were from my iPhone 11, so not as high quality as the most recent posts. Just wanted to let you know…
How beautiful! This is the view from our Airbnb when we arrived. Elevation was pretty high so it was cold.
For our last few days in Ushuaia, we decided to rent a car to see more places. From our experience, walking to a taxi stand takes about twenty minutes – and this is in freezing temp and through some slippery, icy roads.
We planned to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, but we were advised not to proceed at the park’s entrance. We needed four winter tires, not just the two we had in front. They were looking out for us, as some parts of the paths became icy from the snow a few days before.
And so to make the most of our time with the car, and to photograph more sceneries, we decided to go on a Patagonian road trip!
Being surrounded by these mountains really gives a feeling of wonder and appreciation for the Earth we live in
We’re staying in Ushuaia for 3 weeks, so we weren’t in any rush to do activities right away.
The first week, we were just enjoying staying in our Airbnb – enjoying the -2 degrees Celsius weather being under blankets and watching Twin Peaks and Atlanta.
Two days ago, we finally decided to do a major tourist activity – the Canal Beagle tour! We booked through Destino Patagonia, and the tour lasts about 3 hours. The boats leave at twice daily, at 10am and at 3pm. We of course took the afternoon one, for more warmth and the sunset!