Albergue y Hostal Lago Argentino
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... glacier alley (refer blog entry 'Here be dragons'). The moment the saw the north face of Perito Moreno Glaciers from the bus we realised it was money well spent.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is part of the southern ice field located in Patagonia / Chile which is the third largest ice field in the world, after Antarctica and Greenland. The glacier is easily accessible as it flows from mountain summits in the Andes down 14 km to lake Argentino, located ...
... up a snack to eat. As we walked into town, it reminded me a lot of Banff. There a many outfitting shops, cafes, and restaurants everywhere, including many different souvenir shops. The town had a rustic feel to it. Since it was siesta time, only some of the shops were open with the rest reopening around 16:00 or 16:30. After walking around for a few hours, I grabbed some food at the supermarket for dinner and headed back to the hostel for the ...
... but I declined as the door did not close properly and there was space for two to sleep - I do not like sharing with strangers. So I camped in Chino's yard, which turned out to be a chicken run. If I die of bird flu, we will know why.
I made the mistake of asking Chino if the gas station sold beer. It did not, but Chino could spare me one later. I ate in my tent and at 9.30 went to ask Chino for water before turning in. It turned out, this was Chino's birthday party and ...
... my tour company to change my glacier trekking tour to my last day in calafate so I could have a day off to get rid of whatever I caught in Chile. I was really lucky because apparently all the tours are normally completely booked this time of year. The hotel was great. They did dinner every evening upstairs and it was 3 courses for 220 Argentinian pesos. I had meals ranging from Osso bucco risotto to carbonara. Actually carbonara in Argentina is not creamy ...
tour today was to the world famous Perito Moreno glacier. We travelled on a
mini bus along a dirt road through the surrounding Patagonian steppes stopping
at a local ranch for a coffee break. In the building they had 2 stuffed animals
perched on the exposed rafters: a puma and a condor which was even bigger than
we thought. After an hour we hit the main tarred road to the glacier and then
set off for ...