Santa Monica Aparts
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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A short hour flight from Ushuaia, El Calafate sits at the edge of the Southern Patagonia ice field in a dessert landscape on the banks of lake Argentina. It's a friendly tourist town with lots of shops and restaurants, though again fairly quiet being out of season. On Monday we took a tour out to the stunning Glacier Perito Moreno. We spent a …
... like clap and an enjoyable sight. The great thing about this glacier is it is not affected by global warming and is forever compounding, so it rejuvenates itself. We then visited different viewpoints from different altitudes and took a million photos, trying to encapsulate what we were seeing – but you simply can't – you have to see this wonder face to face.
That night we enjoyed a Patagonian Lamb dish at the restaurant at our Hostel, which ...
... 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 ...
... On the out skirts of Puerto san juliano it starts raining hard water flowing down the street. So cold.
We carried on a few more miles but we are soaked water running through my gear. I was really glad when Tom decided to stop. Now to find a hotel I walk into reception of one lovely polished tiled floor I am so wet that the rain is running out of my gear all over the floor. Fortunately they were very understanding and find us a ...
... and wine from 9pm - 2am for the equivalent of e10. Challenge accepted. We were joined by about 7 others including an Irish girl, Saoirse, who sat beside Claire. After hearing I was half Dutch, she asked Claire if I was Sean de Jong to which Claire was quite baffled and wondered if I was famous or something. Although I'm surprisingly not famous yet, Saoirse happened to go to College with Lisa. A small world. I spent the majority of the ...