Hotel Mirador del Lago
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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OMG! This was the longest bus ride ever. We drove for 8 hours over the Andes Mountains through the flat Patagonian Steppe passing less than 10 cars the whole way. Our drive was on Argentina's Highway 40, which is the equivalent of our Highway 66. Our goal was to get to El Calafate, a small town of about 20,000 people, in Argentina. It's the gateway …
... s, oops.
El Calafate like Chilean Patagonia was pretty much closed for the winter, we were quite lucky and found a cheap deal on Agoda to actually stay in a proper hotel. I have heard that when you book cheap hotel deals you tend to get the worst room in the hotel and I have usually dismissed it, but it turns out that we had been given exactly that, our rooms was directly below the gym and spa and we had the rumbling ...
... mans land" between every border crossing, that Lizzy and I cannot figure out. Does the land belong to Chile or Argentina? Or both? We started to make the 5km trek, commenting to ourselves that we could be in a little trouble. No cars were visible, and there are these dark clouds lingering in the distance. Eek! Well, our luck prevailed and we got picked up by a sister and her brother in their home made campervan (I won't mention that they were the same people who brushed us off ...
... especially American brand bikes like ours, is almost impossible in Argentina - especially in the south, so far from a (normal) border. Because of that they were very keen to have our almost new bikes and we managed to get back most of the money we'd spent. We gave away the racks, panniers, cycling shorts and helmets for free, and altogether I think we lost about 100 pounds each - not bad for six and a half weeks adventure! The guys were super happy with the bikes and ...
... look like wagon wheels. I really wanted to try one. Well none of the stores had them! We only saw one store that had them, and only boxes. I just wanted 1 chocolate not a box! So instead we got some chocolate almonds and what we thought were turtles. It was just a chocolate wafer with a pecan. No caramel. But still pretty delicious! Then back to the hostel to pack and get ready to fly out in the morning. We got to the airport and got free upgrade to the emergency exit row! ...