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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
Just before we finished we trekked our way up a steep part and came into a little area where there were a couple of tables!
On the tables were glasses and a bottle of whiskey!
Naturally the ice came from the glacier itself.
... they are doing.
It was a stunning road, which had lots of wildlife like rheas and guanacos through what seemed like desert but couldn't really be one; or maybe it could be... the bus then took another 3 hours or so before we arrived at el Calafate. The drive in provided pretty stunning views of the town, which is in a valley between big hills, and on the side of Lago Argentina, a pretty big lake filled with birds.
As soon ...
... 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 ...
... I left San Diego nearly 3 weeks previously and even then, I was hardly ever alone. I was feeling so grateful for this time for ME, without distractions, to appreciate the serenity and beauty of the landscape. Then suddenly the image of ME from just 12 hours earlier flashed in my mind. Sitting in the back of the cab crying and feeling so dismal for being ALL BY MYSELF, the exact same thing I was so grateful for now. I had to laugh out loud at what a difference a change ...
... the van shuttle at 2:32 and it departed at 2:37. I count 18 passengers. Made the first stop at 2:53 and amazingly my accommodation, Hostel & Suites del Glaciar Libertador, was the second stop! (I always seem to get dropped off last when taking airport shared van shuttles.) I walked into Glaciar Libertador at 2:56 p.m., nearly 15 hours after I left my hotel/hostel in Santa Cruz at 11:05 p.m. local time last night, completing an arduous overnight trip with no sleep.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking