Casa Azul - Familia Patagonica
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... how you meet the same people in random places around the country - we had left Eliot back in Buenos Aires about two weeks ago!
We still had the evening free so took a trip over to the GlacioBar. This was mine and Nayan's first visit to an ice bar - ice sculptures everywhere, drinks served in ice glasses and even the bar was made of ice. After being draped in a warm jacket and mittens, we were allowed into the bar for 25 mins. By the end, I ...
After a 3 hour flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in Patagonia, we reached our lovely homely hostel up a small hill with a great view of the huge and very blue Lago Argentino. The town itself is very touristy and has a mix of young backpackers and older rich Americans. To date we hadn't really encountered many British travellers, until we met a young chap from Eastbourne (apparently it's god's waiting room - he told us ...
... of 1:30 was announced for Part 2 of AR 1692 to FTE.
We took off at 12:19 from Runway 29. There’s beautiful views of mountain peaks and Osorno Volcano across the border in Chile. It’s a magnificent clear day. :-)
Since there’s no flight map (or any form of in-flight entertainment) on this Boeing 737-800, I used my smartphone’s GPS and maps to follow our flight path. At 1:00, we crossed latitude 45º South, the halfway ...
... walking my trousers are soaked through, there is rain inside my boots, and I am very cold. It becomes very clear that I will not be able to make the final one hour ascent to the Laguna in light of the weather conditions, so I continue on to El Chalten. Typically, the sun comes out 45 minutes before the end of my trek, so I spend a short time drying out by Laguna Capri before heading to the excellent micro brewery in town for a much needed pint (or two).
We went from "It's gettin' hot in here" to "Ice Ice Baby" with a series of delayed flights and missed tours to add a bit more colour (and less sleep).
Puerto Moreno Glacier is absolutely incredible and probably the most incredible natural thing I've ever seen (behind Anapurna Circuit in Nepal). The glacier is 35km long ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed