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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Hainen El Calafate
Nice, silent place, 10 minutes walk from the Calafate main street. Friendly people and warm rooms. It was a bit difficult to find a location, but more fun and possibility to communicate.
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... the face. Saw it calve many times, the glacier moves forward about two metres per day but also loses the same amount from melting so it is one of the few in the world that is in balance. Truly an amazing sight. This whole area as an ice field is third only to Antartica and ...
... The other amazing thing about dinner... Our wine! I just got a glass that the server recommended, and it was honestly the best wine. I think it could be my favourite ever. It was that good! And at approx $20cad per glass it should be (I didn't look at the price, just ordered. Oops!) but it was amazing. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail about it here... You will have to read the beer and wine post as well for details! ;) We were stuffed, so didn't get dessert but the ...
... meters. The only exception is the Perito Moreno Glacier the growing day by day. After circling several other icebergs, we saw a huge glacier wall in front of us up. This was the glacier Spegazzini. The movement of the ice, different structures formed in the ice. This was seen very clearly in the front of the ice wall. There were even pulled out of the water ice chunks onto the boat. Those who wanted to could-closing to buy a whiskey with glacier ice. After a ...
... we had the upstairs lounge with a view of the sunset and a log burner to ourselves for the evening, perfect. Hannah also returned to her winning cribbage ways over a litre carton of wine. Early morning bus to El Calafate was next up with an incredibly long border crossing involving lots of queuing (for us or pushing in for Israelis) and the very confusing money exchange process that is required to make Argentina affordable, Chilean pesos from the ATM changed to ...
... glacier. Food I had been excited about going to Argentina because it is one of the only countries that recognises some people can't eat gluten on this planet. They have a law where food has to be labeled clearly if it is Gf. The symbol is sin T.A.C.C and a picture of a piece of wheat with a cross through it. Calafate being a small down didn't have heaps of options but I did find one good place to eat lunch. They had a gluten free page in their menu. I had empanadas and ...