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 …
... like myself, we figured out he actually lived about 5-10 minutes from my last residence in San Diego. It was a wonderful coincidence that made my day. Who would have imagined that all the way at the bottom on South America I would run into someone from my very same neighborhood? I cherish these moments. It really is a small world after all.
Without much else happening in El Calafate, besides trekking that I wasn’t going to be able to take part in, I booked a ...
... activity" in that area.
Since we are into "puma theme", we stop at an area of the park near the Lago Sarmiento, where we want to hike in search for pumas near some indigenous cave paintings. The rangers told us that that would be the only place we could potentially see pumas in the park during the day. It is exciting. The area here looks like there could be puma: it is similar to the kopi rocks ...