Hotel Bahia Redonda
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... to us on the bus.
Mate is kind of green herby tea and served in a silver pot with a metalic spoon which also acts as a sieve and a straw.
It is also very bitter which lingers. Full of coffeine which is probably not a bad thing this time of the morning.
Most of the group were wrinkling their nose at it. :)
On arrival to Perito Moreno we took a short boat trip to the north face of the glacier to begin our ice hike.
Unfortunately a large bus load ...
... the day we arrived). We had taken the 3-hour bus from El Calafate to spend a night in this little town, famous for its trails and spectacular views of the nearby mountains. When the weather is good, that is. Which was not the case when we arrived. We had started on a hike but were forced to turn around one and a half hour after we started (we had one hour to go) by snow and winds so strong, we were finding it difficult to keep our balance. Besides the wind chill, ...
... everyone else's." Ok, I get the message. There is another important tip that all 6 guides keep repeating: when going uphill or downhill you must do short steps. The motto is: "Short steps, Long life!"
Shapes, textures and colors leave me speechless. I have been close to a glacier in Alaska many years ago but trekking on it and seeing the crevices from up close is a radically ...
... New Zealand's Fox Glacier, but since Bri had never seen
one before, and that this was most likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, ...
... nous reprendre pour le retour, FANTASTIQUE!! Visite de ce glacier très impressionnante, qui fait environ 30 mètres de haut. On se sent tout petit a coté. Le glacier est très actif, soit disant qu'il avance petit a petit, se qui provoque des détachements impressionnant au son d'une tempete orageuse.
Le lendemain, direction El Chaten qui ne fût pas facile a ...