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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That was a great blog..the pics are great..it looks so beautiful..you are so lucky to be expierencing all that you are...i am jealous..you must be getting really skinny with all the hiking you are doing....well rona, keep the blogs coming..i love them..i think of you all the time and am so proud of what you are doing..truly amazing
all my love
big rona

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