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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... The catamaran moves into different positions to allow us to get the full depth of its structure.We are absolutely dwarfed by the walls and it seems that we are all looking up at a huge white skyscraper that could collapse at any moment.
We arrive back at the little docking area and make our way to the balcony area which is a short ten minute drive.The balconies have been set up to allow you to view the glacier at different heights and there is a 2 km circuit you ...
... you were wondering, it is a ridiculously small boat to go around the world in.
Just as we were about to leave to continue our journey north, we got talking to an American guy in our guesthouse who was working at a ranch two hours inland from San Julian. He visits San Julian every week or so to keep in touch with civilisation since itīs just him and one ranch hand that look after 600,000 acres of land with no electricity, hot water, ...
... or two later but the glacier didn't seem that far away. The trip was topped off with a boat ride up close for plenty of 'omg look at that glacier' photos (see attached - whittled down from Kate's 2000+ shots). Argentina turns out to be the one place you want to take huge wads of $USD into as Kerchner (Prime Minister) clearly spent too much time whining about The Falklands last year instead of working out her economic policies. Black market exchange rates ...
... with about 57,000 km of ************ it.
It was a desolate 23 km drive from the airport to El Calafate. We arrived at our hotel around 9:00. We had a lovely room and were hungry so went across the street to share a salad and a pizza. We have had enough fine food for the past two weeks. It was delicious food but one does tire of it three times a day for 11 days. The pizza and wine tasted ...
... about the others. But, since there are always weird people in the world, one of the ladies in the bus was almost accusing us of having killed the hare and not having done anything to avoid running over it. How stupid her comment in that context.
Anyway, this is how we got back to El Calafate , the last 60 km by bus. Tomorrow we will see how to fix the rest. Elena and Ariana just told us they had forgotten their Kindles and iPod in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking