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... an alien concept. We asked for whole wheat instead of white bread, and were told that this was not possible - not because they don't have wheat bread - but because the wheat bread cannot go in the particular sandwich for which we requested it. How dare we suggest such an abomination! After reigning in our giggles, we realized we needed to simply appreciate the views, the serenity, sit back and relax. Even if service here was a different brand of haute than we were used ...
... I have been changing $US and getting a better rate and no commission, just need to have the cash on you, most of the vendors take $US and give a reasonable rate for exchange. There was a stall where a lady made ceramic chimes, bells etc and we had a chat to her and I bought some nice ceramic chimes. We also bought a couple of things carved from Calafate wood. The man was drinking mate and was quite a character, so we had a good chat to him about the different woods ...
... to check out of the hostel on the 1st of January, which is a national holiday and we are not 100% sure if there will be any buses available for us to travel to our next destination. I was told by Paul Warwick the master of travel, that Torres de Paine, on the other side of Andes in Chile are beautiful. After doing some research we find that we can get there on one or two buses. The main activity to do there is hiking in beautiful landscapes and most people do a 5 ...
... That probably wouldn't have given us enough time in the museum before closing, never mind the Ice Bar next door, so we decided to skip it.
Instead we took a walk around town to see what was there and if we could find any money exchanges, which there weren't which seemed odd for a tourist town. We wandered round the APN grounds with various statues and one for the victims of the Falklands War.
We ate at Pietro, which seemed quite full ...
... so it will have to be a crash diet when I get home. Also the fact that they eat late and go to bed late and presumably also wake up very late. No wonder the country is in such a mess.
The glacier is truly spectacular. It is apparently one of the few glaciers in the world that is not retreating. The glacier is part of the huge Torres del Pines national park that extends into Chile and there ...