FLASHBACK! El Calafate, Patagonia

One morning I decided it was time to scale the hills and mountains that surrounded my small town. The previous day I met a lovely Argentinian girl and we discussed the pleasures of life, like trekking. We joined one another for an expedition was the best path to happiness.

We got ready and spoke of exactly where we would go. We decided a small little place next to El Calafate and made our way towards the hill. The town was tiny and the glorious mountains thrilled us with pleasure.

As we started our climb I looked back over the landscape. It was amazing, thinking to myself that I was truly in the middle of nowhere. Bliss was here. Argentina was massive and much like Australia how it showed itself to you. To explore the immenseness of the land beyond.

I loved this loneliness in trekking. This is why we come here, to breathe fresh air and look beyond at naturally nothing. I looked over at the vast lake feeding water from the mountains in the distance. The water was not polluted, it was simply crystal clear and pure water.

I loved that about this area. To be so close to nature and the world of humans was sparsely populated. I loved that, I loved being there, I love nature in these moments.

We continued walking and I could talk for hours about each individual rock or tree. However, that means nothing to you really. You should just buy a ticket and get there now. I won’t be there. Neither will anyone else. You will be alone with nature or with a friend and nature. You will enjoy the air of refreshing tranquillity you breathe.

Published by Paul - Brain Injured and Traveller in one.

The World is an amazing place filled with adventure, awe and excitement. As a child I dreamt that I would see every country, every crevice of the globe. And now? Now I continue to fulfil that dream...I would like to share that journey with you in some small part...

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