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Toddler Trails

Hiking through two of the largest countries in Latin America with a 15-month-old baby in tow was a particularly rewarding, if exhausting, experience.

Travelling through Brazil and Argentina with a 15-month-old baby in tow, almost zero knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish, in the midst of extreme hot and cold weather — what could be more intimidating? But not to worry — have toddler, will travel.

On our 30-day trip through Latin America we traversed the 5,319 km distance from Salvador, Bahia, in northernBrazil to Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, in Argentina, popularly known as the city at fin del mundo (the end of the world), a phrase coined by Jules Verne. We were gifted with a bouquet of sights — beaches against the backdrop of faded mountains, the 30-metre-tall statue of Jesus with open arms and a kind face, numerous baroque churches, samba parties in themiddle of a work week, the breathtaking falls of the Iguazu river, unending glaciers, the rugged Cerro Torre, penguins basking in the sun by the Beagle Channel... and much more.

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