Santa Monica Aparts
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... that, there is nothing to be seen. Only desert. Every bend in the road, every crest of a hill shows a bigger sky, a flatter country, a further horizon. In Puerto San Julian we witness a demonstration of schoolteachers requesting higher salaries. A teacher with 20 years of experience earns 11.000 pesos (1.100 euro) per month. Seems quite little. Other than us, no spectators. Poor sods. Another demonstration, by truckdrivers burning cartyres is more widespread ...
... drove like me! Haha.
Back down the chairlift and then transfer to the hotel just in time for my airport shuttle (Ves Patagonia) to pick me up. This drive only cost $90 pesos - which is about $9.
Next stop Ushuaia - the most southern city in the world! No need for shorts here - the temperature was only 9 degrees when I landed at the End of the World.
... pounds more to climb on the glacier and get 'the whole experience'. We were shuttled up and into the Los Glaciares national park where we walked around the huge panoramic walkway at the foot of the glacier. It's huge! The glacier ends in a lake, opposite an outcrop of land so you can walk around and see the whole foot of the glacier. It was incredible. It's one of the biggest glaciers in South America if I remember correctly - and definitely the most accessible - and is fed ...
... even had a table cloth. The hotel has lots of special treats for us. Next, we visited the National Park head quarters before driving down to Lago Grey. We walked over a suspension bridge which was swinging quite wildly from the wind and then we walked through some gravelly sand to where the boat collects the passengers. We had to hop into a smaller boat to ferry us out to the main boat. We spent about 1 hour going up the lake to the ...
... metal crampons to the base of our shoes we were all set for some serious ice walking. The carefully chosen path led us through a maze of interesting ice formations in an array of beautiful shades of blue.
The highlight of the mini adventure occurred at the conclusion and was a pleasant surprise. Our guides had been so focused on safety and the importance of walking carefully on the ice with crampons to avoid injury that the last activity planned for ...