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... my worst attempt at spag bol ever (too many people in the kitchen, no space no utensils) before doing some admin and calling it a night. Despite putting lotion on in the morning I'd still manged to really catch the sun. A bit of a school boy error on that one; I've been skiing enough times to respect the reflective properties of snow. According to Rach there are no buses north from my next stop so I may have to backtrack back here to get anywhere else. This feels like tomorrows ...
... a 3 hour journey up hills of crystallising ice, melting into pools of some of the purest water in the world. Yup we even chucked out the safe' bottled mineral water in favour of filling up from these natural dams...half freezing our fingers in the process...and enjoying a velvet after taste that is usually closer to chloride or alge when we run it from the tap. At first our crampon spikes were very carefully manoeuvred in single lines as we hiked up the hill, but by the time ...
... national park to see the "black glacier". A pseudo Norwegian-Aussie girl joined us which obviously made it more cost effective for us! Nayan drove the way there via the famous Ruta 40 highway and a gravel track (he didn't trust me driving on the opposite side of the road, due to an incident in Italy a few years back - I won't divulge any further). 2.5 hours later we reached a viewpoint. After taking a few photos, we continued another 1km to where ...
El Calafate is a cute little town with some good shopping and great restaurants. Our hotel was a bit out of town so we got some exercise walking to and from the town.
On Monday we took a short bus ride to the Los Glaciares National Park. It's a hugh place that has multiple decks and stairs at various levels on a bluff across from the Perito Moreno ...
... didn't work so he tried it. it still didn't!! We denied all knowledge of windscreen chips and walked away with a handshake and a cheery smile! At the check in queue, we had one person in front of us. Thanks for all the warnings! We then had to pay US$20 in airport taxes before having an extremely mediocre cheese and ham panini (cold. Guy, there's a deal to be done here!). Cheese and ham seems to be the traveller's choice in Argentina. Actually, there is very ...