Santa Monica Aparts
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 ...
I met up with Sue & Lee from the UK for dinner and drinks later in the evening. Wow - the bars are all about the *free pour* - rum, 4 fingers high…now that’s a cocktail! We had a great time sharing stories! Fun evening. I love the people I get to meet along the way while travelling. Certainly does make for a fun trip!!!
... blue cloudless day we hugged the border south between Argentina and Chile, with snow covered mountains of the Andes range in Chile to the west and mountain plains, valleys and rivers on the Argentinian side all in unobstructed view below us. The primary feature of El Calafate, our destination, is the world famous Perito Merino Glacier nearby with Calafate itself being the jumping off point for visiting this geographical marvel. Our flight was ahead of ...
... 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 ...
... that does not melt it packs on top of itself. This becomes dense and compresses the layers of snow beneath. When enough is there the pressure causes it to become ice. The snow changes structure to form this ice. The more dense the glacial ice the deeper blue as this is the only colour on the spectrum it does not absorb. Some glaciers are advancing (but not many). Others are receding due to global warming. They advance when more snow packs on top applying more ...