Mar
10

Diary of a 25.5 hour bus ride through Patagonia.

Bus ride from Bariloche to El Chalten.

I had been warned of the extremely long distances between places in South America. I had also been warned of the steep prices some of these bus fares would cost me. I have done many crazy long transportation days in the past like the one in Central America, or the of the 2nd class train…
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Mar
03

Biking Circuito Chico in Bariloche, Argentina.

Circuito Chico, Bariloche

I’ll be honest with you I had never actually heard of Bariloche until I got there. Even then I had no clue what I was going to do when I got there. I just knew that I needed to get there because it was a nice town/city with a lot of hikes to do and…
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Feb
24

On being recognized for the first time.

Ancud, Chiloe

There I was taking a photo of I can’t even remember the name of this beach off the coast of the island of Chiloe, Chile. When suddenly someone asked “Are you Breakaway Backpacker?” I said “Umm yes.” & couldn’t stop smiling & laughing. —The photo I took right before I was asked.— She started laughing too…
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Feb
10

Hiking for beer credit!!!

hiking in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, Puerto Varas, Chile

I couldn’t do it anymore… I wanted to give up. We were hiking 1 kilometer up the base of a steep volcano to get to a mirador (look out point). We had already been hiking for I don’t even know how long. I was far behind and I kept telling myself “Fuck Jaime you are…
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Feb
03

A waterfall off the beaten path in Pucon, Chile.

Hidden waterfall in Pucon, Chile.

They said, “only a few make it, but those that do are rewarded with the most amazing experience ever.” Bajajajaja just kidding no that’s not how this starts. This isn’t like The Beach, but I thought I sure was on the same adventure. When I arrived to the hostel the owner let us know all…
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