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... do and quad biking seemed like a very good second option. After asking around a lot I eventually found some people who also wanted to go to, 2 hilarious Canadian girls called Alyssa and Michelle and Ben. It was chucking it down with rain but this only made quad biking all the more fun. The track was completely off road, we rode through forests, open glacier expenses, loads of rivers and a hell of a lot of mud! I had such a laugh and ...
... ways to see the famous glacier and more importantly at what costs!
At the information centre a rude lady who was about as helpful as a bad headache, informed us we could walk within 250 meters of the glacier or go to the various helicopter agents to find out their prices. When we asked her about free or at least cheap accommodation her attitude became even frostier so we literally walked out while ...
... dramatically. The hostel in Haast was an experience. My dorm was next to the toilet, so you could hear everything. This hostel had very strict rules: for example you had to pay 10 $, if you did not leave the hostel until 10am. So it was not a place where I felt very well. On the West Coast were a lot of sandflies. They bite you when you dont move. So they ...
... for a trek, although nowhere near as cold I'm sure! You then go for a little walk round the ice sheet for a couple of hours, pausing for a quick sip of glacier water straight from the melt water streams whenever you're thirsty. The ice is very other worldly, so different to anything we've seen before - check out the photos. We rounded off the day nicely with a few apres ice trek beers with some of the fellow Brits from the tour group - a great ...
... we headed to the bar to see who one the fancy dress the night before. Unfortunately it was me but I did enjoy the limbo competition they held afterwards. Not a winner but I was in the top 10 at least and was by far the tallest person to get the furthest, reaching 4th from the bottom level! We had a few drinks but fairly tame compared to the previous ...
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