Extremes of Nature in Patagonia

Day 6 of Geography Awareness week, and my profiles of where I’d like to visit on each of our seven continents.  Today it’s South America.

It was hard to decide where I’d most like to go in South America.  I’ve been to a few cities, and have had just a bit of a taste of what there is to experience.  Finally, though, I chose Patagonia.

Patagonia is in the southern most part of South America.  It’s primarily in Argentina, although a portion of it is in Chile.  Patagonia also includes the Andes Mountains. 

The area is known for diverse landscape and climate, encompassing both extremes, and offers wonderful outdoor adventures.  There’s scuba diving and skiing.  Beaches and glaciers. 

It is home to tropical parakeets and flamingos, as well as Emperor penguins and elephant seals.  It’s home to flora and fauna that manage to co-exist is some of the most diverse weather conditions that I can imagine.  It’s sun and beach and tropics, and it’s frigid waters, snow, and glaciers.

What a fabulous adventure and opportunity to view and photograph the incredible wildlife and scenery.

Photo credit:  flickr (glacier); wikimedia (lighthouse)


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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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