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... the distance. It was mainly gravel road most of the way with us only passing three vehicles the whole way. There weren't service stations so it was bathroom stops along the side of the road the whole way. We got to the hostel around 14:00 and had the rest of the afternoon to explore the town. After settling into the hostel, I ventured towards the city centre with two other girls. We stopped at a great empanada place a minute walk from the hostel ...
... climb, now on ripio, up to just over 400m. That may not be much, but off road and with a heavy load it was enough for me.
I then sped along to my planned finish in Argentina, having crossed into it, at just over 110k. There was no inn as I had been told, but I also knew that the owner of the roadworks building allowed people to camp.
"Chino", on account of his narrow eyes, was a wonderfully generous host. He offered me a trailer in which to sleep "El casa ...
... hike. The hike around the lake’s edge gave us our first
views of the massive glacier as it spills into the lake. The walk took about an
hour before we rejoined the minibus for a very short drive to the glacier
viewing platforms. We had brought a picnic lunch with us and sitting and eating
was a great experience to sit only about 500 metres from the front of the
glacier which was across a narrow channel and watch ...
... the two other glaciers and a trip to Perito Moreno Glacier with a boat trip included (the boat trip didn't actually happen because our bus to Perito Moreno took a corner too fast and ended up in the snow, until another bus arrived. I got the cost of the full boat trip back though even though I received a discount).
The first day tour I took the ferry to the other two glaciers, Upsala and Onelli. The ferry was comfortable and had 360 degrees of viewing points, ...
... On hearing this the shuttle bus staff immediately dropped their price to 50% for the four of us, much to our delight and so we headed over the out hostel, America del Sur.
The hostel was clean, with a great view looking out onto a lake and much quieter than the buenos aires hostel so I was pleased. We booked our trip to the Perito Moreno glacier, bought some dinner bits and picnic food, then went for a long walk on the lake and ...