I sit here writing this, broke as a joke, because my Patagonia trip took all of my money. I knew it was going to be expensive but I didn’t realize how much the south squeezes out every last moneda from your pocket. They really have a hold on tourism and know what they are doing. Regardless, I had a fabulous time and I don’t mind eating tuna from a can for the next few weeks until I go home.
The south of Argentina is like another world compared to the north. The mountains are snow capped versus rainbow colored. There is grass for miles versus dry, red dirt. The people are whiter and taller and wear nicer clothes than I do. Penguins seem to be the exploited animal of the south for tourists while the llama is the pick of the litter in the north (though the south has llamas too they call them guanacos).