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In southern Argentina, the country that includes the climates of the six continents, there is a planet: Patagonia

Lakes as big as seas, unique glaciers in the world, mountains covered with forests and perennial snow, huge windy and semi-desert expanses, the southernmost city in the world and waters of oceans that face eternally, meet, fight and mix: here it is this huge triangle of land where America ends.

Valdés Peninsula, a naturalistic microcosm of incalculable ecological value.

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On these coasts, a naturalistic microcosm of incalculable ecological value, the Valdés peninsula, projects its beaches towards the open sea, where, imaginary border between the Antarctic waters and the South Atlantic, the right whale arrives at the beginning of the southern winter (May ) and reaches the Gulf of San José and, in part, the New Gulf to perpetuate its species in an almost uncontaminated natural area and where the observer can interpret, enjoy or study these giant mammals, but always learns to respect them if not to love them.

Whales in Patagonia, a whole show of nature.

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In the middle of the year a new sound is heard in the southern Patagonian sea. The right whale returns punctually to Peninsula Valdés, in Argentine Patagonia.
Whales arrive.

As every year about 600 specimens of each species arrive in the calm waters of the Golfos Nuevo and San José.

Like sea lions and elephant seals, whales are mammals that have adapted to marine life.

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But they have gone much further in their evolution.

Their limbs do not retain anything that can remind them of their previous terrestrial life and their enormous weight, on the other hand, prevents them from going ashore.

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Nor do they need it, because whales, unlike sea lions and elephant seals, reproduce in the water.

Despite the richness of the murky waters of the Valdés peninsula, this is not a feeding area for cetaceans.

In fact, during their stay in Argentine southern waters, they must live off the fat reserves accumulated during their long stay in the ocean.

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Despite this, the waters of the Valdés Peninsula are still the chosen place to carry out two fundamental missions: mating and bringing their young to the world.

The southern right whale in danger.

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However, these images were about to disappear due to indiscriminate hunting by whalers.

And the southern right whale stopped coming to these waters. Only years after the whales were protected did they return to this sanctuary.

50 years after the ban, the coasts of the South Atlantic began to show the presence of the southern right whale again.

A global attraction.

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In Patagonia, in the province of Chubut, on the Valdès peninsula, Puerto Piramides, there is the possibility, between the months of May and December, of detecting the southern right whale and getting excited when the encounter is already anticipated from a distance.

Seeing a whale with its flounder is an unusual and unforgettable sight.

They represent the great attraction of the Valdès peninsula, where they reach the coast showing themselves in evolutions and jumps that would be said to be worthy of a classical ballet despite the size and enormous weight of the "dancers".

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The La Boca neighborhood is perhaps the most particular neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires.

Not only because it represents one of the two most famous soccer clubs in Argentina, Boca Juniors, but also because it is the heart of Argentine immigration at the beginning of the century.

The colors of the Boca Juniors.

Not surprisingly, the colors of the Boca Juniors club flag are the colors of a Swedish ship, the first to dock in the port of Buenos Aires, after a group of Italian immigrants (Genoese) chose to create a football club in the neighborhood. most popular in the Federal Capital.

Between conventillos, tango and soccer.

Caminito Street is the emblem. Other places to visit are the Usina del Arte, the Club Atlético Boca Juniors stadium, the Benito Quinquela Martín Museum of Arts, the Ribera Theater, the Ghost Tower, and the Casas Amarillas neighborhood, among others.

The Street Caminito, today a tourist center, was at the beginning of the century a street full of sheet metal tenements, which showed its walls painted in different colors.

Initial home of many immigrants, especially Italians and Spaniards, who called attracted by the great city that was Buenos Aires.

They came from wars, deaths, epidemics, misery, destruction, and they sought to rebuild their lives throughout America.

The origin of the name of Caminito street.

Regarding Caminito street, as it often happens, there is a great discrepancy in the origin of its name.

Some attribute their name to the popular tango Caminito written by Gabino Coria Peñaloza.

But in reality the author dedicated the song to a street in the town of Olta, in the province of La Rioja.

The lyrics of the song Caminito.

Letra de Gabino Coria Peñaloza

Musica de Juan de Dios Filiberto

Compuesto en 1926

Caminito que el tiempo ha borrado

que juntos un día nos viste pasar,

he venido por última vez,

he venido a contarte mi mal.

Caminito que entonces estabas

bordeado de trébol why juncos en flor,

una sombra ya pronto serás,

una sombra lo mismo que yo.

Desde que se fue,

triste vivo yo;

caminito amigo,

yo también me voy.

Desde que se fue

nunca más volvió.

Seguiré sus pasos,

caminito, adiós.

Caminito que todas las tardes



Gabino Coria Peñaloza lyrics

Music by Juan de Dios Filiberto

Composed in 1926

Little path that time has erased

that together one day you saw us go by,

I have come for the last time,

I have come to tell you about my illness.

Little path that you were then

lined with clover why reeds in bloom,

you will soon be a shadow,

a shadow the same as me.

Since they left,

sad I live;

little friend,

I'm leaving too.

Since they left

never returned.

I will follow in his footsteps,

little way, bye.

Caminito that every afternoon


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In this article I am going to tell you about the excursion made last year starting from Calafate (in the province of Santa Cruz) until arriving at El Chaltén.

El Chaltén is one of the most beautiful places in the world for trekking.
There are several trails. Each one has a different distance and difficulty.
El Chaltén also known internationally as Fitz Roy.
The name Chaltén has its meaning in the Tehuelche language and means "hill or smoking mountain" although some historians deny it.
The name Fitz Roy was given by the explorer Francisco P. Moreno in tribute to the captain of the HMS Beagle, Robert Fitz Roy, who explored the Santa Cruz River and much of Patagonia.
The hill is located within Los Glaciares National Park.
It is a challenge for mountain climbers since its walls are very vertical and smooth.
We choose one of the most famous: the ** Laguna de los Tres. **

We start from the Hostería El Pilar.

Generally in the initial part there is a lot of wind (image-2-3-4)
First we cross a wooded area with a discreet degree of difficulty because there are many fallen logs.

A beautiful day to walk.

We have been lucky. The day is beautiful. There are many that have to wait a whole week to see a sunny day like this.
It is very important to bring water. Although later you can drink the water from the glacier.
The first stop is called ** Piedras Blancas. **
In the distance you can see Mount Chaltén
Using the maximum zoom of the photographic machine we can observe the immaculate beauty of the mountain.
We keep going. El Chaltén is getting closer.
We arrive at the sign that indicates that it is only 1 km to reach the Laguna de los Tres. The most difficult part begins. It is a very steep trail.
In this image we see how steep and steep the climb is.
Every time we are closer
We arrived! The word spectacular does not sufficiently describe the beauty of this place.
The icy waters of the glacier.


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