Instead of staying at this beautifully located hotel overlooking sunset and sunrise of the cordillera paine, including the horns (los cuernos) and the elusive paine grande, i was (trying to) sleeping in a car up the hill, fighting the freezing temperature aided by cold patagonian wind throughout the night. i’ve never looked forward to waking up in the morning so much in my life. note to self: bring a warm sleeping bag... ~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~
Torres del paine national park, in chile’s patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. some of its most iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the horn-shaped peaks called cuernos del paine.