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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlbergue Buenos Aires El Calafate
Bad beds, room too small, two bathrooms for the whole hostel, small kitchen, very laudly-
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... 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 ...
... I have been changing $US and getting a better rate and no commission, just need to have the cash on you, most of the vendors take $US and give a reasonable rate for exchange. There was a stall where a lady made ceramic chimes, bells etc and we had a chat to her and I bought some nice ceramic chimes. We also bought a couple of things carved from Calafate wood. The man was drinking mate and was quite a character, so we had a good chat to him about the different woods ...
... and spent a couple of hours wandering around here, learning all about ice and water!
The final mention in my blog post will go to the lovely and helpful guy, Martin, we met at BAFT. Not only did he book us on some great tours but gave us lots of information in preparation for the W Trek.... which told us there was no need to book ahead of pay $1,000 USD each! It really is the people you meet travel who make your adventures memorable.
... had arranged to meet Carlee and Andy at 6pm and, as usual, we were a bit late. It was a bit of a last minute arrangement though because their travel plans had been turned upside down. We were originally supposed to meet them in Ushuaia after they finished their cruise to the Antarctic, but their boat had broken down and the trip canceled.
We had a drink Librobar to hear their tale and to share our experiences, they told us about Ushuaia and ...