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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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... Patagonian ice field and in fact the only one on the planet, that is not shrinking and it ends with this wall of ice about 50 meters high in a brilliant blue lake. We had a couple of hours to explore the walk ways and during that time Ice kept falling off the glacier into the lake - it makes so much noise but this is apparently how the glacier grows. The next part of the trip was to take a boat across the lake so we could go and trek on the glacier. Just before ...
... 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 ...
... We were lucky
enough to see some pieces of ice break off and fall into the water making a
loud booming noise. The many shades of blue ice and weird shapes as well as the
strange shaped small icebergs made this a very special day. We had 2 hours here
before being taken to the boat ramp for the optional boat tour right up to the
face of the glacier. The weather was bitterly cold and by the time we got onto
the boat we had ...
... missed my fifth glacier trek STAYED AT: - Calafate hostel, big log cabin style hostel, amazing restaurant, underfloor heating (was too hot!) _______________________________________ ____ MEMORABLE COMMENTS Martin Thomas Finally the moment has come!! You made it to this most amazing glacier x Alison Howarth In the last month I've seen rainforest, glaciers, 5,000m mountains, desert, jungle. I can't get over how beautiful South America and the world we live in is! x 10 October 2014 at ...