10 Important Lessons for the End of the World
Patagonia is probably the most "off the beaten path" place we have been yet. Its remote location, minimal tourism infrastructure, and the language barrier all combine to make for a challenging, yet rewarding experience. And while Andrew and I manage to travel around the world, I will be the first to admit that I can be rather forgetful, Andrew is sometimes oblivious, and we both have an awful sense of direction---which makes for some pretty interesting stories! However, as any traveler knows, the more you venture outside of your comfort zone, the more likely you are to find yourself in exciting, awe-inspiring, and sometimes unpredictable situations. Therefore, for your knowledge and enjoyment (and my parents' anxiety), here are 10 of our most memorable adventures, misadventures, and discoveries during our time in Patagonia.
1. This place is remote. Like--really remote.
Since we don't own smartphones, traveling internationally in remote areas is always a gamble since we have no means of communication. Patagonia has an average of 1.5 people per square kilometer, which means that when you drive from one "major" town to the next, chances are you won't see a single person, gas station, diner, or house. Which would equal bad news if we ever broke down on the side of the road. Therefore, we filled our gas tank at every