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Travel Blogs from El Chalten
... we had a bit of time before the sun set at 8pm so we decided to try and fit at least one hike in today. The shortest hike to an interesting destination was the hike to a waterfall, which was said to be really easy.The walk was kind of boring as it was just along a dirt road (you can drive there) but as we got closer to the falls we were greeted by beautiful autumn trees with insane colouration. We followed the trees to the stunning waterfall, filled our water bottles from the ...
... discover (and get confused about) the dateline, and finally; they were the first Europeans to see penguins. I´ll talk more about them later but, surprise, surprise, they´re called Magellanic penguins.
There are a lot of Magellan Avenues/Streets in Argentina, since the voyage made its way down what is now the Argentinian coast, so I´m constantly being reminded of the story. It´s mentioned here and there that there´s a popular museum ...
... we had a few beers in the sunshine and a place called Domo Blanco that we reckon makes the best ice cream in Central and South America, delicious!
The next day Ireland were playing England in the six nations. We hadn't managed to see or even listen to either of the previous games so seeing as it was conveniently on ESPN in the hostel we decided to take the day off and settled down to watch the match with our Irish flag, some beers and empanadas. Unfortunately though, it was a ...
... However, their fusion of unimposing staff, a relaxed quiet ambience and blistering hot showers, meant that we returned to La Comarca after camping in the wilderness. For the flocks who head to El Chaltén the primary reason is to trek. From one of the numerous camping shops in town, we rented a tent and headed out into the wilderness in classic 'Stand By Me' fashion with a few days food. Tash reiterated that of the four lads in the classic 1986 film, based on the Stephen ...
... strong winds. Battling against the elements we made it back to the hostel where we decided to have an 'indoor afternoon'. As the day went on we indulged in a hot chocolate and a slice of homemade chocolate caramel torte.
Mike, Lia, Matthew and I decided to brave the strong wind and rain and head back to the microbrewery for dinner. This time we ordered the Locro stew which was delicious, before enjoying the rest of the evening with a couple of bottles of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center