Resident Manager at Awasi Patagonia
I was born in Moscow, Russia; was brought up in Mozambique, Africa; and returned to Chile at the age of 16. In other words I have travelled since I was 3 months old. Travel is my passion.
So the world of cruising seemed a good idea, and after 15 years working and travelling by boat, I have decided to throw down my anchor in Patagonia.
The beauty of Patagonia and its native flora and fauna, is simply infinite. This is a place which inspired the Nobel Award Winning Chilean Poet, Gabriela Mistral; where Charles Darwin discovered new species; and where Florence Dixie was drawn to travel.
I heard that Awasi makes dreams come true, but now I know that each member of the Awasi Family is making dreams come true that were once beyond our wildest imaginations.
Myth meets mixology
It all began in Talca, the city where I was born, and where I experienced the sensation of being behind a bar for the first time. I fell in love with being a barman and decided to dedicate my career to the art of mixology.
After spending a year in the Atacama Desert, I was ready for a new challenge and to discover the unique tastes which Patagonia has to offer the world.
I invite you to accompany me on a journey through the world of drinks, with and without alcohol, made just for you with ingredients personally picked out to surprise your senses.
Making coctails with local and endemic products (and a big smile) is the way we challenge ourselves behind the Awasi Patagonia bar.
Out in the Elements
Meeting Cristian Asun, Awasi Patagonia Head Guide
Born and raised in Patagonia, I discovered my vocation when exploring the hidden corners of Torres del Paine National Park in my childhood.
One of my best memories is walking through the pristine landscape of Sierra Baguales with my grandparents when I was 9 years old.
Being in contact with nature is what I love.
I studied Ecotourism at University and after my studies I began working as a guide.
I have been with Awasi Patagonia since it opened in 2013. I came to join the team without a second thought, and haven’t looked back. Here I have the freedom to create unforgettable experiences in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Choose to be a traveller, not a tourist.
Seek the hidden corners, don't follow the crowds.
Follow your desires, not a schedule.
Travel with those you love, avoid big groups.
And have your own...
With dashing attire, and a swagger in his step
Patagonia's gaucho was born to the land.
His blood, a fine blend of explorer and tribesman
Patagonia's gaucho comes with "mate" in hand.
His horse is his life, his love, his best friend,
Patagonia's gaucho gallops free and unplanned.