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experience than my average everyday grind allowed. But my soul needed a greater balm than what I could get from a simple fly-through vacation. I believed, as Paul Theroux said, that the Patagonian “landscape taught patience, caution, tenacity. It needed to be studied to be seen. A glimpse of it told nothing.” The only way to experience Patagonia was on the road, through long windswept days on desolate highways, broken by dramatic scenery, and contemplative silences. A road-trip of a lifetime. So, answering the siren´s song, I signed up with an overlanding company promising 34 days of uninterrupted Patagonia and headed south. Starting in Buenos Aires we drove down the eastern edge of the South American continent. The first days were long but stunning. We often start driving before dawn, driving all day before reaching our camps at dusk - seeing the brilliance of the sunrise and sunset each day seemed an auspicious start to my journey. The scenery during the day was flat steppe and grazing cows, sheep and guanacos, stretching toward long horizons and skies as big and infinite as the ocean. We stopped at the Valdes Peninsula to see penguins, sea lions and elephant seals, hoping to see an orca intentionally beach itself to feast on the tasty sea lions frolicking on the coast. Luckily for the sea lions, the orcas were not feeling hungry enough to come to shore that day, but it was still a relaxing to spend the afternoon drinking hot chocolate on the cliffs. Our next stop was Camarones to see the magellanic penguin colony at Punto Tombo. We were rained out, so we spent a pleasantly blurry evening in the town described by our guidebook as the sleepiest in Patagonia, drinking dusty bottles of wine in a small hotel bar, the name of which was lost with the wine.

Toujours Mag Issue 005  

Summer issue featuring entertaining advice by Lulu Powers, design from Emily Ruddo, art by Sasha Sullivan, interios from M Design and SFA De...

Toujours Mag Issue 005  

Summer issue featuring entertaining advice by Lulu Powers, design from Emily Ruddo, art by Sasha Sullivan, interios from M Design and SFA De...

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