El Calafate

Trip Start Dec 10, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

In El Calafate we had 2 atractions:

One - It was the time to pay and be a real tourist... We decided to walk on the glacier - Porito Moreno. We took a bus to the glacier, went to the balconies there and waited like a hour and a half for the glacier to fall apart... we succeeded to see only small pieces of him falling, but the sounds that the do is really cool! You see a piece falling and after it fell you here the splash. Than we went to do a little cruise with a boat that goes near the glacier and put us on the other side of the glacier, There we got cool spikes shoes and we did an hour and a half mini trek on the glacier. It was hipnotising! everywhere we looked it was mountains of ice and their were holes in the ice that were so blue, I felt like I'm going to sucked into the Porito Moreno. At the end of the mini trek the guides brought wisky and put it in a glass with ice from the glacier, it was cool and we got with that Bonbons. It was a very touristic thing to do but it was really fun and beautiful.

The second thing we did was to take a bus to El Chaltain and we did the trek of the Fitz Roy. It's a two days trek, we pitch our tent in the town and on the first day we went up to see the Fitz Roy without muchilas - It was like 6 hours. And on the second day we went to see the laguna - That was 4 hours Maso Menos (Beerech in Espanol). We did this trek with Oren, Shahar and Chen. I have nothing really interesting to tell this time except that the walking to the Fitz Roy was ok till the last hour, which we had to climb a big mountain... but it was worth it cause the lagune with the Fitz Roy and the waterfall near it was unbelievable! and we set there at the top ate lunch - sandwiches and rested there for about an hour. Oh, on the way back I fell again... It was a really nice fall!
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