Terrazas del Calafate Hotel
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There are 3 separate options for your time at Estation Christina. #1 you enjoy the boat ride, followed by a nice lunch and historical tour of the estation. #2 same as above except you add in a overland truck ride to a view point of another glacier. #3 the option we chose, boat ride, overland truck up to viewpoint, then walk back 14 km through a fossil canyon back to the Estation. This sounded like an awesome hike and it did not disappoint. ...
... it through the border into Chile as it was too much to eat in one evening. Later that evening we met some Australians that told us all about Torres del Paine, our next destination so that was lucky. We also met some more Israelis who kept us awake until after 3am so Chris was rather grumpy when we woke at 6am. To help settle the score, every time we past their door we would hit it with our bags, but they probably slept through it, ...
... up one of the many nearby steppes that form the foothills to the Andes. We see plenty of wildlife; armadillos, eagles and a herd of native llama like creatures - the guanaco. Once at the top, the clouds cleared and we do indeed have a great view of the Torres del Paine in Chile.
Back down the other side and to the estancia house for a glass of wine as the sun sets into the Andes.... Magic!
It's early to bed again as we need to get the morning bus to El Chalten ...
Today was fishing day. (Ariana writing)
Although the wind was crazy and blows everything away, we still got to do something we love and don't get the opportunity to do very often.
As we were driving across the beautiful plains of Argentina, we saw some big black dots in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's… ME!
Unfortunately I ...
... fries. My bill, including the bizarre 18-peso ($2.70) “cover charge” found only at restaurants in Argentina, came to 183 pesos ($27.48).
Returned to the hotel/hostel at 1:57 to await a 2:00 airport shuttle van, which showed up at 2:24. We had a few more stops and then proceeded to FTE airport, where I was dropped off at 2:58 for my Austral flight to ...