Los Glaciares

Trip Start Nov 07, 2008
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Trip End Mar 03, 2009


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Friday, January 16, 2009

   Ive been really lazy with this recently so all of this stuff happened about a month ago and im not sure how much I can be bothered to write as its ridiculously hot where I am. That makes it particularly strange when im writing about the glaciers that I went to see!

   I made the error of not having a day off after my trek in Torres so moved straight on to El Calafate in Argentina, leaving Chile for good (for the third time!). The town was very dull and very expensive as its a complete tourist location, set up for the nearby Los Glaciares national park. The main point of going there was to see the enormous Perito Moreno glacier, one of the few remaining in the world that is still moving forward (apparently 2m a day). It was a very impressive sight although not so different to the one I had seen a few days previous in Torres del Paine. The main difference was the huge number of tourists that populate the walkways overlooking the glacier with people jostling for the best photo opportunities. You got very close to the glacier face and saw the amazing blue colour of the ice and huge chunks of the glacier falling into the river below with an enormous crack which was really impressive. Quite an expensive little trip overall and loads of tourists which spoiled it a bit but it was still something good to see.
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