Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

Patagonia: El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glaciar

El Calafate is a couple of hours north of Puerto Natales and on the Argentine side of the border. Because we had no radio reception, we decided to buy a some (very expensive) CDs from PN. We ended up with The Beatles Remix Album and The Best of Queen - we listened to these over and over and over! The road trip was really fun but I ended up with Queen stuck in my head for the rest of our Patagonian adventure.

View on the way to El Calafate.

View on the way to El Calafate.

Although we were in the same region, you can really feel the difference once you cross the Chile/Argentine border. El Calafate is a really touristy town but there were heaps of nice bars and felt a little more ´happening´though I would have been bored if we stayed any longer than we did (which was 2 nights and 1 day).

We went to a restaurant to have a parilla . . .

oh yeah baby!

oh yeah baby!

Our meat party

Our meat party

The next day, we drove ourselves to the Perito Moreno glaciar.

Lago Argentina.  View on the way to Perito Moreno

Lago Argentina. View on the way to Perito Moreno

Me being arty farty

Me being arty farty

Oh, and again!

Oh, and again!

I don´t quite know how to explain Perito Moreno glaciar and the photos don´t do justice at all. It is one of the few ´non-retreating´ glaciars. At the terminus it is about 5km wide and is about 60m above the water. Huge chunks of ice fall off the glaciar regularly making a huge noise. All these ice chunks (I don´t think they are technically icebergs but that is what they look like) float on the lake. It is quite spectacular.

Ummmm, what is the first thing you  think of?

Ummmm, what is the first thing you think of?

Foreign warning signs are the best!

Foreign warning signs are the best!

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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