Patagonia Travel Tips and Planning Your Trip

Travel Tips for Planning Your Trip to Patagonia Patagonia Travel Tips and Planning your Trip This is a remote area and the distances are vast, one of the reasons the area retains its charm and beauty. It also means traveling around can be challenging. This is what we learned including our Patagonia travel tips and will hopefully help you planning your trip to Patagonia. During our trip we traveled by plane, bus, taxi, ferry and cruise ship. We did not … Read More

Patagonian Dinner Party Menu Complete with Wine Suggestions

Today we feature a Patagonian dinner party with matching wines. Torrontes and carmenere, two wonderful South American wines, are matched with scallop and leek empanadas and chimichurri-marinated, high temperature-roasted lamb.  We finish off with a dessert featuring the the quintessential dulce de leche. Sticking with tradition at Compass and Fork, our last food post for a country (or region in the case of Patagonia) is a dinner party. We have featured 4 recipe posts for Patagonia, a little less than … Read More

Patagonian Fish with Leek and Red Bell Pepper Sauce

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Thick white fish fillets cooked in a naturally sweet sauce of red bell peppers, tomato and leek.  Easy to prepare and quick to cook.  Today we are featuring Patagonian fish with leek and red bell pepper sauce. Traveling around the southern part of Patagonia, towns are remote, on the coast and long distances apart.  Roads are almost non-existent, meaning you undertake transport by sea or river.  Naturally, fishing is a major industry here in Patagonia (both in Chile and Argentina). … Read More

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard the Via Australis

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Cruising Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Via Australis What better way to finish our Patagonian adventure than with a cruise around the tip of South America. Leaving from Ushuaia cruising through the Beagle Channel, around Cape Horn, exploring some remote glaciers and stopping to see the penguins along the way. The cruise is 5 days, 4 nights, terminating in Punta Arenas. We are traveling with Cruceros Australis on the Via Australis. This is the grand finale to our South America … Read More

Patagonian Scallop and Leek Empanadas

These baked, Patagonian scallop and leek empanadas are filled with scallops, leek, red bell pepper, tomato and green (spring) onion.  The filling is delicately poached in white wine and herbs before being enveloped in pastry, then baked until golden. With little human development in Patagonia, the waters are free of pollution affecting other parts of the world. Seafood from the area is renowned and is naturally a popular staple for the local inhabitants as well as for the lucky tourists … Read More

El Chalten and Mount Fitz Roy: Argentina’s Hiking Capital

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El Chalten and Mount Fitz Roy If you are into hiking, El Chalten and Mount Fitz Roy need to be on your Patagonia itinerary. Located just north of Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten is Argentina’s hiking capital. It was founded in 1985 to cater to hikers in the area. You can day hike from the town or overnight hike whichever you prefer. It is a small town and you can walk to everything. And as an added bonus, the … Read More

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