I just came back from an amazing month backpacking through Chile and Argentina. I started in Santiago ---> went to the coastal town of Valparaiso for New Years ---> then down to Pucón in the lake district, where I had an incredible hike up the snow covered Volcan Villarica, tried canyoning for the first time, chilled out at hot springs, and met amazing new people at one of the best hostels in Chile, Chili Kiwi ---> then went to Valdivia for a day ---> then went to Puerto Montt where I did canyoning for the 2nd time because I loved it so much the first ---> then I flew down to Patagonia!!
In Patagonia, I flew into Punta Arenas (the furthest south I've ever been in my life), then went to Puerto Natales... from which I made my way towards a 5 night / 6 day trek in Torres del Paine that I started on my bday. It was the first time I've done an overnight hiking trip, and this was incredible. The photo above is me reaching the peak at one of the more famous sites on the W-Trek. After this trek, I made my way to the Argentian side of Patagonia where I saw the most amazing Perito Merino Glacier, and pieces of it cracking and falling with a thunderous sound, and I also walked on it! I had one day left after the glacier and managed to go for a full day in El Chalten (a town built for hikers) and hiked for about 6 hours and got to see one of my favorite sites of the trip : Fitz Roy.
That same night of El Chalten, I caught a flight to Buenos Aires where I ate steak, made friends, drank Mate, and partied for a week straight. I LOVE BUENOS AIRES!!