Hosteria los Hielos
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... There was a bit of a backlog of people here, but no big thing. Inside the cave, water constantly trickled, and you could really see how compressed the ice had become, with thick veins of blue running through the walls.
After this we had pretty much reached the middle of the glacier and as far as we were going to progress. Side to side it is roughly 5km. Our return to actual land went swifter and a little more gung ho than when we first set out. Stepping ...
... of selfies with our horses.
It was beautiful day, riding around the estancia (ranch), through streams and over hills. Our two hours of riding ended with a few aches but also some cake and tea. We finally got to try matè, which tasted like very strong green tea. Although we liked it, I wouldn't make take up the Argentinian habit of carrying a flask and drinking it everywhere I go.
As Patagonia is an expensive region, we went on ...
... 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 ...
... even fewer sheep. Where do they keep them?
Like every city, there are slums and BA is no exception. Hard up against the motorway are a number of 'shanty' type dwellings. Comparing them to Cape Town, these look more sturdy being made of brick (instead of wrinkly tin and wood) but they do only seem to have three sides and do not necessarily have a door or windows - just an open side. Presumably they are built with their backs to the prevailing winds? Not a pleasant sight, I'm ...
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 ...