About the Author

Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Manager for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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The Gold Rush of Tierra del Fuego

Today, Tierra del Fuego is one of the least populated provinces in South America. With snow-covered mountains, mossy forests and windswept plains, it’s the perfect destination for those wanting an ‘end-of-the-earth’ experience. Many people don’t realize it was once a place known for an event called, The Gold Rush of Tierra del Fuego. But, this …

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Soups in Ecuador & Popular Soup Recipes

Many of our passengers, at the end of their Galapagos cruises and charters, ask our chefs for their soup recipes that are served throughout the week on Quasar Expeditions’ cruises. We even get emails upon people’s returns home for these soup recipes as people want another taste of soups in Ecuador. Below are the chef’s …

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Thousands of Squid in Chile Washed up on Santa María Island

Over the past week, thousands of squid in Chile have washed up on the beaches of Santa María Island. Up to now, the cause for the massive die-off (an estimated 10,000 up to now) of these cephalopods is unknown. It is not uncommon for dead fish and mollusks to wash up on the shores of …

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The Torres del Paine Fire of 2011

Fires are not common in Torres del Paine, but when they occur they can be a big problem. Dry summers along with persistent strong winds are perfect for a Torres del Paine fire to propagate quickly as the flames are carried by the wind and easily find dry vegetation to fuel them and continue growing. …

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The Wonderful Life Of Douglas Tompkins in Patagonia

It was a very sad day for Patagonia. Douglas Tompkins, an American conservationist, outdoors man, philanthropist, filmmaker, agriculturalist, and businessman; died Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 from severe hypothermia in a kayaking accident, Chilean authorities said. The Aysen health service said the 72-year-old Douglas Tompkins, who was a co-founder of The North Face and Esprit clothing companies, …

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Massive Whale Die-Off in Chilean Patagonia

Massive Whale Die-Off in Patagonia has become the topic of residents and scientists over the past few months. National Geographic recently released an article on the shocking news of the discovery of the corpses of 337 dead sei whales in Chile’s southern Patagonia (in a remote fjord between Puerto Natales and the Golfo de Penas). …

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