South America/Antactica – (part 5) by Betty Fielding

We were in Ushuaia, on the southern tip of Argentina, sometimes known as “the end of the world”, and were due on the pier at 4pm to board the “Polar Pioneer” for our eagerly awaited journey to Antarctica. Earlier in the day we walked by the port for a peek at our home for the […]

South America – (part 4) by Betty Fielding

Passing very, very close to a snow capped mountain range made our flight into Ushuaia very exciting and took us closer to our Antarctic dream – so glad the pilot knew what he was doing because I have never flown that close to mountains just outside my window! Ushuaia is located on the southern coast […]

South America – (part 3) by Betty Fielding

A catamaran took us across Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol where we did a lot of step climbing up to see the Shaman for a blessing. Climbing at high altitudes certainly “takes your breath away”. Mind you, the climb was worth it as the vista across the lake to the snow capped Andes was […]

South America – (part 2) by Betty Fielding

After experiencing the heat and humidity in the Amazon it was off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where the altitude made things a lot cooler and drier. Here in the Andes there is no shortage of Incan ruins and artefacts. The mountain way of life is fascinating and the people are thoroughly charming. […]

South America – part 1 by Betty Fielding

My dream destination was Antarctica and eventually my husband Garry and I decided to turn that dream into a reality. It made good sense to us to include a tour of South America at the same time as departing from Argentina on our Antarctic adventure. The easy part was preparing our to-do list! We had […]