Hotel Mirador del Lago
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Losing my passport meant that I was forced to change my plans to stay briefly in Argentina before continuing on to other countries and that I would now have time to explore the beautiful Argentina. This has been a definite positive of this situation, one I am very thankful for!
I flew from Buenos Aires on Sunday 13th of April and arrived at El Calafate after dark. Collecting my bags I heard 2 guys speaking English and headed over to them to see if ...
... behind the wheel!) and saw that the black glacier was actually just a 'dirty' glacier...underwhelming to say the least! In fact, we found the colour of the lake and the bits of floating glacier more impressive! The drive back to town was just as beautiful, with Nayan nodding off and only waking up to tell me to stick to the speed limit!
A 28 hour bus journey later (yes, you read that ...
... being unprepared, we were without either binoculars or telephoto lens so we didn't make the most of it, although we saw lots of birds, we were unable to identify many although we did see some flamingoes. There are now two windsurfers hammering across the water in what must be a force 5/6. Tomorrow is a trip by boat on the lake to the glacier - still something to look forward to before we have to leave the south and fly back to Buenos Aires. A and L ...
... full pass-through, but apparently became so tight that our guides wouldn’t let us go all the way through. Nevertheless, the deep blue of the ice made for an impressive sight and great photo op.
It’s very cliché, but my description, and even my pictures, pale in comparison to actually seeing the glacier. The size and scale just can’t be translated second-hand, but trust me when I say you won’t be disappointed with a visit.
... can’t accept any dollar bills that have marks on them.” Holy ****. Are you freaking kidding me? This is totally hopeless.
She hands me 170 pesos for the one pristine $20 bill I had. That’s actually 8.5 pesos to the dollar, 28% higher than the official exchange rate. If I only had mint-condition dollar bills, I’d be set! Instead, I’m left well short of the 630 pesos I need for the car rental, not to mention the 130 pesos I’d ...