Hosteria La Estepa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... snacks for our trek the next day. Some considerable apprehension as the treks were far from strolls and the first was to be the hardest both in terms of terrain,ascent and descent. We were introduced to Laura our guide who is from the French Alps in the local coffee shop and she explained the hikes further and gave us water proof duffle bags to put our belongings in. I didn't enquire re the weather forecast as the weather changes by the half hour. I just hoped ...
Again another taxi and again some more traffic delays but the fare was heaps less and we still made it with lots of time to spare. The difference between little Mendoza airport and BA domestic was very stark. Our flight was 3 hours to the far south of Argentina in Patagonia to the tourist town of El Calafate. We got an airport shuttle bus to take us the 20 kilometres to the town and ...
... rain with strong squalls of wind. For our efforts we were rewarded with views of mountains around Mt Fitzroy but not the elusive Fitzroy because its peak was in the clouds.
Day 4. El Chalten. No walks today - it's still raining. This area is notorious for unpredictable weather. I guess we were lucky to get a walk in yesterday. El Chalten is a fairly young village that has grown in response to tourist's need for a base ...
... had met at this campground, a team of eighteen travelers led by Neil, a Dutch ex-military man and Rachel, a Welsh former IT head hunter, on a monster "Dragoman" truck, all together road tripping the continent, it was 11:30 am.
We managed to hike up to two more spectacular viewpoints, put together a quick lunch and were ready to be on the road by 1:45. Only one hitch, the one petrol station in town was still on siesta until 3 pm. Seriously?! There MUST be another one, or ...
... Deolinda's body was discovered by gauchos driving cattle through the plains who then took her son and raised him. Many people believe Deolinda's breast never dried out, despite her death. Now, Argentineans build small altars along the roadway and leave bottles of water for Deolinda (now referred to as Difunta Correa, or Deceased Correa) in order to "calm her eternal thirst".
Police roadblocks - it is quite common on the entry to any sizeable town to have a police post and ...