patagonian chile – trip to torres del paine

A few years ago, Jeff and I visited our good friends who were living in Punta Arenas, Chile. We had a wonderful trip, and our favorite part of the trip was when we went to Torres del Paine National Park. We rented a car and made the 6ish hour drive north from Punta Arenas to the national park. For about half of the drive, you’re on a dirt road and you might see things like this:

The park itself is amazing. We hiked and camped and took a short cruise to see a glacier. I think we could have stayed there for weeks and not seen everything.

This one has us in it, for scale.

After all that hiking and camping, we were dying for some real food. Puerto Natales, the closest town to Torres del Paine (about a 3 hour drive), did not disappoint.

We stumbled upon El Living, saw the sign outside proclaiming great vegetarian food (in English, no less!), and had a fantastic dinner. Hooray for delicious vegetarian food in Patagonia!

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