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⠀ Stargazing selfie in Playa Misiones, Cabo
⠀ A couple months ago a buddy and me took an afternoon to go shoot some photos at this popular surfing spot close to home. Although I didn’t get the photo I was going for since it wasn’t the right time for it, I did take advantage of a lamp pointed at the sea from the restaurant just next to us to play around and try to shoot a self-portrait with a starry sky. ⠀ Moonlight exposed my side of the photo, but there weren’t many options for angles in order to get the lamp-lit sea so I had to go with frontal (moon)lighting, which I rarely find favorable for photos. Still it was fun to play around and try nailing the exposure, the focus, jumping onto the rock in time to stay still for the exposure, counting the right seconds before moving, and staying perfectly still during the whole exposure, all at the same time.
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It took quite a few tries, but at last I got something decent (and a good workout!) and it was pretty fun.A couple months ago a buddy and me took an afternoon to go shoot some photos at this popular surfing spot close to home. Although I didn’t get the photo I was going for since it wasn’t the right time for it, I did take advantage of a lamp pointed at the sea from the restaurant just next to us to play around and try to shoot a self-portrait with a starry sky.

Moonlight exposed my side of the photo, but there weren’t many options for angles in order to get the lamp-lit sea so I had to go with frontal (moon)lighting, which I rarely find favorable for photos. Still it was fun to play around and try nailing the exposure, the focus, jumping onto the rock in time to stay still for the exposure, counting the right seconds before moving, and staying perfectly still during the whole exposure, all at the same time.

It took quite a few tries, but at last I got something decent (and a good workout!) and it was pretty fun.

Photo taken at: Playa Misiones Los Cabos

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⠀ A view of Western Sierra Madre, Mexico
⠀ One more from the last flash visit to my hometown of Durango! This is one of the many awesome views you can see along the highway between Mazatlan and Mexico. ⠀ Several family members and friends had already told me about how cool the new highway between these two cities was. I remember bits of the old highway from when I was a child and I so enjoyed when we drove it. Trying this new one was even cooler than I expected.
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With cliffs, tunnels, waterfalls, bridges, rain and fog, this is a beautiful and fun (and a bit challenging) highway to explore.One more from the last flash visit to my hometown of Durango! This is one of the many awesome views you can see along the highway between Mazatlan and Mexico.

Several family members and friends had already told me about how cool the new highway between these two cities was. I remember bits of the old highway from when I was a child and I so enjoyed when we drove it. Trying this new one was even cooler than I expected.

With cliffs, tunnels, waterfalls, bridges, rain and fog, this is a beautiful and fun (and a bit challenging) highway to explore.

Photo taken at: Super Carretera Durango Mazatlan

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⠀ Osorno Volcano, Chile. Would you like to see it with your own eyes?
⠀ Hike, Kayak, Explore and Taste the Patagonian Lake District with @travelingjackie, @birdschile, a select group of future traveling best friends and myself this November 1-10. ⠀ Don’t risk #FOMO and book the last spots available to travel with a pro adventure traveler, a pro Chilean tour guide, and a pro adventure travel photographer! Check out the itinerary in the link in @travelingjackie’s bio or in mine, fall in love with it and book now!
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See you in Patagonia!
Hike, Kayak, Explore and Taste the Patagonian Lake District with Traveling Jackie, Birds Chile, a select group of future traveling best friends and myself this November 1-10.

Don’t risk #FOMO and book the last spots available to travel with a pro adventure traveler, a pro Chilean tour guide, and a pro adventure travel photographer! Check out the itinerary in the link in Jackie’s website or in mine, fall in love with it and book now!
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See you in Patagonia!

Photo taken at: Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

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⠀ Old Train Station in Durango, Mexico
⠀ Last weekend I had a very quick 2-day trip to my original hometown of Durango after about 3 years of not visiting. Unfortunately, due to that time constraint I wasn’t able to visit those beautiful landscapes and adventures the State offers and I’m so looking forward to explore (to get a peak of those places, check out my uncle @jorge_salum’s awesome photos), but I did get to stop at some places in the city to snap at least a couple of shots.
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This city is almost half-a-Millenium old, and as such it has seen a lot of history. It’s actually the city in the North of Mexico with more registered historical buildings, which stand proud and beautiful as witnesses of the passing time. ⠀ This train station took about 6 years to build before it opened in 1925, and is so beautifully conserved (as most historical buildings here) it’s been casted as location for a couple of hollywood movies. ⠀
Its day job, though, is being the workplace for a government institution, but it can be visited to enjoy its construction and the cool mural inside, and for a good eat at the restaurant next to it.
Last weekend I had a very quick 2-day trip to my original hometown of Durango after about 3 years of not visiting. Unfortunately, due to that time constraint I wasn’t able to visit those beautiful landscapes and adventures the State offers and I’m so looking forward to explore (to get a peak of those places, check out my uncle @jorge_salum’s awesome photos), but I did get to stop at some places in the city to snap at least a couple of shots.

This city is almost half-a-Millenium old, and as such it has seen a lot of history. It’s actually the city in the North of Mexico with more registered historical buildings, which stand proud and beautiful as witnesses of the passing time.

This train station took about 6 years to build before it opened in 1925, and is so beautifully conserved (as most historical buildings here) it’s been casted as location for a couple of hollywood movies. 
Its day job, though, is being the workplace for a government institution, but it can be visited to enjoy its construction and the cool mural inside, and for a good eat at the restaurant next to it.

Photo taken at: Antigua Estación De Ferrocarril, Durango

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⠀ Sunset from Cerro de la Calavera. La Paz, Mexico
⠀ If you’re ever in La Paz and find yourself with nothing to do one afternoon, this is a small hike, popular amongst locals, that you can take to get a pretty neat view of the beautiful sunsets La Paz never fails to deliver.
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The name of the of the place, that translates to ‘Hill of the Skull’, comes from very peculiar cave-like formations on its side that resemble that shape. You can easily reach these caves from the trail, about half way up to the lower summit. ⠀ La Paz is a place with a lot of stories and legends (which is why it’s great to chat up the locals!), and Cerro de la Calavera also has a couple of them. One of them tells the story of the crew of a boat of early explorers of the Baja that were buried here; another one tells a tragic love story, but I’ll let you hear it from the locals once you visit.
If you’re ever in La Paz and find yourself with nothing to do one afternoon, this is a small hike, popular amongst locals, that you can take to get a pretty neat view of the beautiful sunsets La Paz never fails to deliver.

The name of the of the place, that translates to ‘Hill of the Skull’, comes from very peculiar cave-like formations on its side that resemble that shape. You can easily reach these caves from the trail, about half way up to the lower summit.

La Paz is a place with a lot of stories and legends (which is why it’s great to chat up the locals!), and Cerro de la Calavera also has a couple of them. One of them tells the story of the crew of a boat of early explorers of the Baja that were buried here; another one tells a tragic love story, but I’ll let you hear it from the locals once you visit.

Photo taken at: Cerro De La Calavera La Paz B.c.s

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⠀ A view of Espíritu Santo Island from Tecolote Beach.
⠀ One of the first things I got to do this year was to join this beautiful family on a day trip with @redtravelmx to this amazing island to document their adventure.
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I do believe traveling alone lets you discover and get to know yourself a lot better. You see what you see, you hear what you hear, you smell what you smell, you feel what you feel, effectively providing an untouched reflection of your self. Traveling with great company, however, always adds whole new dimensions to your experience. ⠀ Through their enjoyment and expressions, jokes and laughter, the way they play around, through the challenges they face and the conversations and friendship that arise when sharing these moments, your own experience becomes richer. You see what they see, you hear what they hear, you smell what they smell, and even feel what they feel. The interpretation you get out of the experience is multiplied by the perspectives you get from these travel buddies.
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Any one who knows me and/or has read a few of my Espiritu Island posts knows that this is one of my favourite places in Baja and in the world, but with the Cantwells and Red Travel, this visit to the island became an irreplaceable memory. Thanks again for an amazing start of the year, friends!

One of the first things I got to do this year was to join this beautiful family on a day trip with Red Travel to this amazing island to document their adventure.

I do believe traveling alone lets you discover and get to know yourself a lot better. You see what you see, you hear what you hear, you smell what you smell, you feel what you feel, effectively providing an untouched reflection of your self. Traveling with great company, however, always adds whole new dimensions to your experience.

Through their enjoyment and expressions, jokes and laughter, the way they play around, through the challenges they face and the conversations and friendship that arise when sharing these moments, your own experience becomes richer. You see what they see, you hear what they hear, you smell what they smell, and even feel what they feel. The interpretation you get out of the experience is multiplied by the perspectives you get from these travel buddies.

Any one who knows me and/or has read a few of my Espiritu Island posts knows that this is one of my favourite places in Baja and in the world, but with the Cantwells and Red Travel, this visit to the island became an irreplaceable memory. Thanks again for an amazing start of the year, friends!

Photo taken at: Playa El Tecolote

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⠀ Somewhere in the East Cape of Los Cabos
⠀ This here is another of those special places for me at home. So many cool experiences have taken place here. Amazing campings with the sound of manta rays as they splash back into the sea after trying to reach the starry skies. Great memories with some of the best friends I’ve been lucky to cross paths with.
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Last night we used it as the perfect backdrop to shoot a little bit of video for some of the best musicians I know in Cabo, followed by cold beers for the hot weather, delicious campfire dinner and jammin’ the night away.
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Thanks for one more cool memory in this place, friends!

This here is another of those special places for me at home. So many cool experiences have taken place here. Amazing campings with the sound of manta rays as they splash back into the sea after trying to reach the starry skies. Great memories with some of the best friends I’ve been lucky to cross paths with.

Last night we used it as the perfect backdrop to shoot a little bit of video for some of the best musicians I know in Cabo, followed by cold beers for the hot weather, delicious campfire dinner and jammin’ the night away.

Thanks for one more cool memory in this place, friends!

Photo taken at: East Cape

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⠀ Old Lighthouse in Cabo San Pablo, Tierra del Fuego
⠀ The day we visited the Desdemona Shipwreck you can find a few photos ago in my feed, we first did a small hike up the hill of Cabo San Pablo to witness an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean.
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After seeing a Condor flying over us and stumbling upon a Guanaco that was roaming the area we reached the top, where you can find this Old Lighthouse.
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After having a couple of snacks while our guides from @tierraturismo and @canal_fun shared some cool information about the area, we took a little bit of time to enjoy the view of the Desdemona from the top and to play around this old lighthouse. ⠀
It was built around 1940, but just a couple of years after that an earthquake left it in the position you can see in the photo. A new one was built with the proper corrections to avoid this would happen again, but this one remained and has become a well-known landmark. ⠀ Soon after, though, it started raining a little bit and we maded our way back to those cool Land Rovers we rode around the Island. Maybe Nature sensed our hunger, since it rained for only 20 minutes after, and stopped as soon as we reached the lunch spot close to the ship.
The day we visited the Desdemona Shipwreck you can find a few photos ago in my feed, we first did a small hike up the hill of Cabo San Pablo to witness an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean.
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After seeing a Condor flying over us and stumbling upon a Guanaco that was roaming the area we reached the top, where you can find this Old Lighthouse.
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After having a couple of snacks while our guides from TieRRa Turismo and Canal Fun shared some cool information about the area, we took a little bit of time to enjoy the view of the Desdemona from the top and to play around this old lighthouse.

It was built around 1940, but just a couple of years after that an earthquake left it in the position you can see in the photo. A new one was built with the proper corrections to avoid this would happen again, but this one remained and has become a well-known landmark.

Soon after, though, it started raining a little bit and we maded our way back to those cool Land Rovers we rode around the Island. Maybe Nature sensed our hunger, since it rained for only 20 minutes after, and stopped as soon as we reached the lunch spot close to the ship.

Photo taken at: Cabo San Pablo

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⠀ Ashy-headed Geese flying over A colony of King Penguins in Tierra del Fuego
⠀ During #AdventureWeekTDF we were pretty lucky to see penguins not just once, but twice: first the Gentoos on our first day in Argentina, and then the Kings by the end of the trip in Chile.
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On our way to Porvenir to board our charter back to Punta Arenas, we stopped along the way in @parquepinguinorey to learn a little bit more about these fellas.
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The park began after 2010 when a group of close to 100 of these guys arrived to the place. People were very curious and pretty much harassed them, so a local family who owns the property took the initiative to protect the 8 penguins that did stay and educate visitors to further the conservation project. ⠀
To avoid being intrusive, we watch them from afar behind a wooden wall built to limit the area according to the best conservation practices and using binoculars, but that’s more than enough to feel the connection with them. You can hear their cries, and they have a very particular one. At first I thought there was a drone in the area, but then I realized it was them. As they got close to the young ones that look up and make that funny sound. ⠀ Praises to the family, team of scientists, and volunteers who take on the task of caring for this beautiful birds!

During #AdventureWeekTDF we were pretty lucky to see penguins not just once, but twice: first the Gentoos on our first day in Argentina, and then the Kings by the end of the trip in Chile.
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On our way to Porvenir to board our charter back to Punta Arenas, we stopped along the way in @parquepinguinorey to learn a little bit more about these fellas.
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The park began after 2010 when a group of close to 100 of these guys arrived to the place. People were very curious and pretty much harassed them, so a local family who owns the property took the initiative to protect the 8 penguins that did stay and educate visitors to further the conservation project.

To avoid being intrusive, we watch them from afar behind a wooden wall built to limit the area according to the best conservation practices and using binoculars, but that’s more than enough to feel the connection with them. You can hear their cries, and they have a very particular one. At first I thought there was a drone in the area, but then I realized it was them. As they got close to the young ones that look up and make that funny sound.

Praises to the family, team of scientists, and volunteers who take on the task of caring for this beautiful birds!

Photo taken at: Parque Pingüino Rey

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