Travel Blogs from El Calafate
After two good days in BA, we flew down to El Calafate in Patagonia. We were definitely not prepared for how cold it would be there! While the actual temperature wasn't too bad, coming from 30+ degrees in BA it was a shock to the system. The wind was pretty chilly as well. The upside is that there is daylight until about 10:30pm every night.
Los Glaciares National ParkA friend Jacek once showed up a presentation where he went to Patagonia.
I have to say it really inspired me to check out the Glaciers.
We were picked up in the morning.
A group of kids came on the bus, they looked like Abercombie models, made me wonder are they from the states.
I asked the girl …
I arrive here in El Calafate about noon time.
We had to stop by Bariloche on the way to El Calafate.
The scenery from the air is absolutely gorgeous.
No wonder they call it the Switzerland of Argentina.
When I arrive in El Calafate, they took me to my hotel up on the hill.
I love love this cottage, this cute place is about 10 …
... in flames in 2011, a sad and striking sight. At the end of our hike our guide gave us a science lesson by the shore of a lake and explained why due to plutonic rock some of the mountains were stripey...or chocolate, dulce to leche, chocolate as he quipped. If science lessons had been like that in school I might now be a scientist...well maybe not! So after a couple of fun days, I've headed northwards again to Bariloche. Unfortunately as the flight I would like is only weekly, ...
... Thankfully we knew a couple who had done the trip a week earlier and told us what check in desk to go to as our flight was not yet on the board. Our flight finally came on the board and we soon learnt the plane would be stopping in three places prior to El Calafate, all adding to our excitement. As the queue for the check in desk grew we awaited somebody to check us all in. A lady finally turned up and informed us the plane had been cancelled. She explained she would try and get us ...