#TBT: Argentina, 1987

By @ 07/10/14 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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With Argentina’s great performance in the World Cup, I’m reminded of my first trip there in 1987, where I met my first penguin in Punta Tombo, at the northern tip of Patagonia. This first bird came up to check out my shoes as soon as we parked the car. Our walk down the path soon led to thousands (indeed, hundreds of thousands) of penguins all around us in this colony. Sadly, climate change has reduced the colony size by 50% in the last 20 years, and the penguins may soon be gone entirely from the area. But my experience with nature in this remote destination remains one of my most memorable travel experiences of all time, recalling that illusive moment of childlike wonder every time I am reminded of penguins, Punta Tombo and Argentina.

We wrote about Argentina in the Dec. 2013 issue of ManAboutWorld. Click here to subscribe to get al of our insider info on Buenos Aires, Salta,and Mendoza.

 

 



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