Picos Del Sur
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Clean, spacious, new with a lot of charm.
No WiFi inside of the rooms :(
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... up a snack to eat. As we walked into town, it reminded me a lot of Banff. There a many outfitting shops, cafes, and restaurants everywhere, including many different souvenir shops. The town had a rustic feel to it. Since it was siesta time, only some of the shops were open with the rest reopening around 16:00 or 16:30. After walking around for a few hours, I grabbed some food at the supermarket for dinner and headed back to the hostel for the ...
... hotel (Sue & Lee from the UK) were also booked to kayak as well. They are actually going to drive back to El Calafate 6 hours (one way) to do the excursion in a couple of days - and even still the weather may not cooperate.
I can’t do much about it when it’s beyond my control. Moving on….although I am disappointed, as this was one of the adventures I was really looking forward to.
Next best thing for me was to jump on ...
... but I declined as the door did not close properly and there was space for two to sleep - I do not like sharing with strangers. So I camped in Chino's yard, which turned out to be a chicken run. If I die of bird flu, we will know why.
I made the mistake of asking Chino if the gas station sold beer. It did not, but Chino could spare me one later. I ate in my tent and at 9.30 went to ask Chino for water before turning in. It turned out, this was Chino's birthday party and ...
... idea what they were bloody saying half of the time. Luckily there were a lot of English speakers around. Activities Lots of sleeping and coughing and chest physioing self to clear a lot of gunk. The bonus of a fever is that at some points you can wear a t-shirt and jeans when it is 2 degrees and still be sweating. Shopping for panadol and hayfever tablets. Turns out you can buy anything no questions asked in Argentinian pharmacies. Some of their paracetamol is sold ...
... a new high. Shame my ability didn't reach that same level.
We were feeling quite mellow and not a little satisfied with our choice of activities as we sailed close to the impressive glacier's snout on our way back to the waiting coach.
Instead of turning right to head back to El Calafate, the bus turned uphill back towards the glacier. The summit of this road revealed why we had paid the equivalent do $45 to enter the park. We were greeted ...