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Magical Patagonia | Argentina Discoveries | World Nomad


– All of Argentina needs to
be explored in its entirety. Everywhere that we’ve
seen has been incredible. But, the south definitely had
the most photogenic scenes. When you try to describe
it, you’re like, oh my god picturesque, beautiful, but that’s, like almost insulting, because
you don’t have words to just describe its beauty. You get parts that are just, like, bushes and valleys, and fields and you’ll have like a
random guanaco, or two and then we’ll pull over because guanacos why-not-co’s? Wait, why-not-ah? Nope, that pun did not work out at all. (upbeat music) I think it’s a very hitchhiker
friendly destination it’s almost become trendy
for hitchhikers to use it as their main mode of transportation. And Patagonia’s not cheap so it makes sense that
they’re trying to cut costs where they can. Can we stop? Can we stop and get the hitchhhikers? We’re trying to- Come join us! Oye, que tal? Si, claro, bueno! What’s your name? – Miguel. – Miguel? Nice to meet you. – Nice to meet you. – Carlota, gracias. – Yeah, de nada. It was really cool we were
able help hitchhikers in Spain get to their next
destination in El Chaten. So, how’s hitchhiking here? – Yeah, it’s amazing. Also it’s a way to meet local people and, I mean, you always have fun moments but days that you have
to wait for long, but every people is so helpful,
they always tell you places to go, they want to
help you in everything they can so it’s pretty amazing. – So for someone who
wants to come to Patagonia for their first time, what
advice do you have for them? – Sometimes you visit places that they are really touristy but you can get advice
from people from here you can visit so many undiscovered places for people who are not
from Argentina or Chile. – Travelers are travelers, and
we’re both here to discover the region. It was just cool to kind of,
let them in a bit of our world and for hopefully us to
be a bit of their world. We are hiking today. Let’s do it. – El Chaten is special, no? It’s the capital of hike, so it’s a place on the world you have to see. – [Host] So what was the
first thing that you saw about Patagonia that made you
fall in love with this area? – [Juan] Maybe the combination
between forest and glaciers. You have the glaciers around,
and green in other places. – You just have- it’s
amazing juxtaposition of all of Mother Nature’s elements like side by side by
side, it’s incredible. So tourists, when they
come here, what’s something that they can do to help
preserve these areas and just be more responsible tourists? – Bring in, bring out. Not escape a lot. If you walk around the
park, or in Patagonia you find it’s 99% clean. We’re lucky we have
drinkable water on the tap so people can refill water you don’t need to buy
it in a plastic bottle. – We’re approaching the glacier at south and it is massive. It kind of looks like the
iceberg that killed the Titanic like, knock on wood. I can touch it! I’m excited, let’s climb this bad boy. So, right now, to my left is just picturesque. You buy a new computer,
your desktop is preloaded with scenes like this. I am just in awe every now and the I have
moments where I have to pinch myself and
say, is this real life? Nature is just so beautiful. (laughs) So very cool. – Perito Moreno glacier is perhaps one of the best snow in the world certainly the best snow in Argentina and the easiest to reach,
and the most beautiful one for sure. – (laughs) This is where it gets magical. This is what dreams are made of. This is so cool. (laughs) – It is a fantastic glacier
which has been stable for the last hundred years. Most of the others in the
national park and in this region are receding. As they are receding, they’ve
stopped growing, basically. It’s weird, we always say,
human minds are not programmed to see in a lifetime, geological change but we do have change in front of our eyes whenever you see glaciers. – What’s something that tourists can do when they come here to
be more responsible? – First of all, any trip
has an education value and of course, everybody
wants to enjoy the glaciers in the national park, they can walk around they can take boats,
trips, they can walk on it and just being aware that,
always it’s changing quite fast throughout the world, including Patagonia. – Penguins are interesting,
but weird, creatures. But, I have a newfound respect for them after meeting Sebastian. Tell me a little bit about where we are. – So now, we’re in Punta Tombo. It is the biggest continental colony of the Magellan penguins in all the world. In this place, there are more or less, two hundred thousand nests. – Sebastian speaks with such a passion that you can’t teach. He’s been working twenty
years in the tourism industry so that’s enough to get even
the penguin calls down to a T. – (honking) (crooning) – (screeching) No, that’s a monkey (laughs)! We’re just gonna put this down and try again later. I ignorantly thought
that penguins could only live, breed, and exist in
arctic, freezing temperatures. They can live in warm
climates, and I was like what? They live wherever they can find sardines and anchovies, it’s just really
interesting to learn that seeing the ones with feathers on their bodies. I’ve never seen some of
these penguins before have a random patch of hair. I just want to pick off the hair for them. Sebastian explained it, no, no, no it falls off naturally as they get older and it is the weirdest
thing to see (laughs). – The penguin is one of
the best bio-indicator of the global climate change. The distributions, looking for new areas or if the penguins population decrease. Before 1930, there were not penguins here so since 1930, the penguins
coming from other workers who were solving the
Punta Tombo, more or less 250 kilometers. That is why we must pay attention to all not only the penguins, all the wildlife. – Tourism and the conservation efforts are doing a great job. One thing they pride themselves on is keeping the areas clean. They have rules where
you can only bring water or you can’t smoke, and they
keep these rules in place to conserve the area and let the wildlife still live naturally in their environment but you can still observe
them, and walk amongst them.

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