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... us 2 and a half hours. It was the same deal with the beautiful trees and mountains everywhere. I just can't get over how beautiful autumn is. I guess because we don't have deciduous trees in Perth. It was like id just seen snow for the first time. It is just a beautiful season.
When we arrived it was a view similar to yesterday but not quite as pretty. A stunning difference was that there was a glacier ...
... it round the world, at least, and was the first boat to ever do so.
You´ll have noticed that parts of this blog are history-heavy. I make no apologies, it´s just what I´m interested in. One of my favourite stories in history is the one of the first circumnavigation of the world. Just consider these condensed bits that I remember from a book – Magellan never set out to go around the world, he was just trying to find the Spice ...
... 8 hours.
"Como vacha" restaurant provided a good fun evening meal, where we discussed our plans for the upcoming movie of the trip, and the meat-loving contingent put away enough food to feed a small army. Bidding goodbye to the resident Andreas Bocelli lookalike waiter, we rambled back through El Chaltens peaceful streets to a good night’s sleep and at last a bit of a lie-on due to our ten o' clock start. All in all a good ...
... Saw condors flying around, nice views from the lookouts (one of which was appropriately called Mirador Condor) and bumped into Pete and Louise at one of them. Back to Hosteria, drank wine and taught the guys to play Yaniv, a card game, before went out for dinner where I tried to get everyone tell a good story, drank more red wine - we are in Argentina after all. The following day we got a van to El Pilar for a hike to the lagoons at the base of Fitz ...
... Glacier: one of the only advancing glaciers in the world.
I don't think anything could prepare us for the magnitude and wonder of the glacier: its bright blue colour; jagged icy spikes reaching up into the sky; length running back up the mountain as far back as the eye could see and the sound of huge icebergs breaking off the front of the glacier as it advanced, crashing into the water below. The photos simply cannot do it justice, but (randomly) there are two ...