Blanca Patagonia

Parque Nacional los Glaciares No 149 , El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, 09405, Argentina | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate

Back to 'civilisation'

A travel blog entry by budjuggler


... as there is that or nothing! So now we arrive in BA at 6pm and by the time we get our bags and get driven back into the city it will be gone 8, so it looks as if we will have a light meal in the hotel sky bar on the 14th floor. Tomorrow is our last full day and we have yet to decide what to do except in the evening we have booked a meal at a 'closed door' restaurant I.e. a meal provided in a private home. This goes by the name of Casa Saltshaker - go on, ask Mr ...

Disconnected jottings

A travel blog entry by budjuggler


... at varying intervals. Not terribly frequently I.e. not every mile like on the M4 and probably quite randomly. What has stuck us is that although there is a little glass fibre box on each one, none of them actually has a phone. One in particular was about 50 metres on the other side of a seven strand wire fence. Not hugely convenient

Fencing - we would like to meet the man who has the contract for the fencing wire. He must be very wealthy! Virtually every km that we ...

To the Glacier

A travel blog entry by adamthrock


Today, we went out to the Perito Moreno Glacier, this time by bus and this time with a bilingual tour guide who told us all about the area on our bus ride out to the glacier. The bus dropped us off at the boardwalks, which were very nice and went all over the hill in front of the glacier, providing tourists with all sorts of views of the glacier. We had about 4 hours until the bus would leave, so we walked around several boardwalks, enjoying ...

El Calafate Day #1 -- 100% Misery & Agony

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc


... I had been able to book a rental car for tomorrow. I told her no and went on about the problems I had trying to use all the ATMs in town. She told me, “We exchange cash here. The rate is 8 pesos to the dollar.”

Wow! That’s 20% higher than the official exchange rate. Then I remembered the airport shuttle company also gave me a rate of 8 pesos to the dollar earlier today when I paid for my van in U.S. dollars since I didn’t have any pesos. ...

Day 8: Perito Moreno Glacier

A travel blog entry by gregchinery


... I was too tired to wait for them to get ours right (well, mine - by some bizarro piece of luck Tina had ordered the same as one of the people on the other table) so I just ate what was put in front of me. We did not leave a tip. WINE NOTES: Finca 'La Linda" 2012 Malbec. A soft, appealing wine from the Mendoza region, a good example of this popular variety with just enough tannin to create a mouthfeel of some complexity. The nose exhibits fresh, dark fruits. We really enjoyed it. 90 ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Parque Nacional los Glaciares No 149 , El Calafate, is near Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Chalten.
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