Hosteria los Hielos
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- Continental Breakfast
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... in the region; the Perito Moreno Glacier.
We were expecting a little bus but it was a large coach filled with more than 50 other people.
In pitch black we drove into the national park and then shortly after sunrise we arrived at a lookout before heading to a small port.
Being so far south ...
... than receding like the majority of glaciers in the world. This means that it calves a lot due to the areas in the back pushing it forward. It is really dynamic which made it fun to just sit down and watch it break up into the water. It is set in such a beautiful part of the world, between large mountains in a stunning valley.
I really wanted to get a photo and a video of it calving, but while i was filming, ...
... 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 ...
... to keep pests from northern Argentina out of the southern region. I then found the VES airport shuttle counter and booked roundtrip transfer to the city of El Calafate (population 22,000). I had no Argentine pesos since the ATM at EZE tried to charge me an insane withdrawal fee of $6.10 (which of course I refused) and the shuttle company’s credit-card machine was out of order. But thankfully VES accepted U.S. dollars and strangely gave me an exchange rate ...
Another long drive, planned to bush camp but time was running out and there wasn't really anywhere decent to stop, so we pulled in to the most amazing campsite, on a land spit between two rivers. Beautiful spot and the never ending Patagonian wind died down ...