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Sue McCormick

Thank you for another interesting armchair tour.

Jan Hubbell

What a great trip. In 2014, friends & I did a cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso that didn’t do the Antarctic. We’re doing it again next year with the Antarctic. Can’t wait! Our visit to Puerto Madryn wasn’t great the last time. Did you find something interesting to do there?

Mary T

I don't know if I would have taken a trip like this even back it the day when I would have been able to manage it. I have always thought that places like this have a rare and unusual beauty. Not a place I would want to stick around on too long though.

Thank you for taking me along on your journey.

Lillian Marek

Thank you for the armchair tour, because I'm pretty sure this isn't a trip I want to take in person. :-)

Teresa Broderick

Wow! That looks like it was a fabulous trip. I'm not one for travel myself so enjoy hearing about hols like this. If I did do travel I would much prefer a holiday like this than a sun one.

Mary Jo Putney

Sue, you're very welcome!

Mary Jo Putney

Jan Hubbell--actually, no, we didn't do anything interesting there. The ship offered wildlife watching excursion, but all were very long--7 hours and up--and involved driving on dusty roads in buses that might like modern amenities like air conditioning. It didn't sound very appealing and we'd already seen wildlife, so we passed. The cruise line you'll be on might have better choices, though.

Mary Jo Putney

Mary T--I agree, a brief visit was enough. I'm glad we did make this trip--and now I can check that off the bucket list. *G*

Mary Jo Putney

Lillian Marek--sometimes, a few pictures and words are enough. *G*

Mary Jo Putney

Teresa Broderick--sun holidays have their place, but this trip was really special I like to visit far distant places--and then come home again!


Thanks for sharing your travel experience, Mary Jo. There's no chance of sea sickness this way!

Mary Jo Putney

Very true, Kareni! Luckily neither the Mayhem Consultant nor I are prone to sea sickness, but a lot of people are, which is very limiting. There is much to be said for armchair travel!


I look forward to hearing about the rest of the cruise. My father worked on merchant ships in his youth, so he sailed around Cape Horn a couple of times by freighter. He always raved about the beauty of the Andes along the coast of Chile, and he loved Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo. I think it was not just the scenery but the beautiful South American women, lol!

Mary Jo Putney

Karin, both the scenery and the people are well worth visiting! It sounds as if your father had wonderful tales to tell.

Keira Soleore

I am dazzled by your trip, Mary Jo. Antarctica is a dream place to visit for me, second only to Galapagos.

Mary Jo Putney

They're very different destinations, Keira! I don't know if I'll make it to the Galapagos, but Antarctica was quite wonderful. I hope you get to both places!

Laura Davies Tilley

Mary Jo, what a fascinating article! Thank you for sharing your tour and your pictures. I have a new destination to add to the list!

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