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Renee and Clarissa’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 24 Mar 2007

Location: El Calafate, Argentina

MapEl Calafate

El Calafate sits on the shores of Lago Argentino and is a tourist centre for visiting Parque National Los Glaciares. The National Park is home to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, the surrounding 13 glaciers and the dramatic Fitz Roy mountain.

We went on a day trip to Perito Moreno Glacier which was an amazing natural wonder, hard to comprehend its size. It is some 30km long, 5km across and 60 metres high reaches the water at a narrow point on one of the fiords. Boarded a boat to the North face and saw wall of ice up close, pretty cool.

Spent the next few days chillin out in the look alike Alpine town, with its main road filled with quaint artsy stores, tour agencys, mountain gear shops and coffee and chocolate cafes. Not too mention getting into the bife de lomos, which the boys could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner....Argentina has it all as far as natural sights, it is cheap and is a meat lovers paradise.

We had to farewell a team member here, Matt had to return to Santiago and back to London. Now it is back to the 3 little amigos, but in the next few days we will all be going our seperate ways, Dan to Iguazu and us to the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia at the bottom of Argentina. Will probably send our last entry from there as there will only be a quick stop of in BA before saying goodbye to South America and flying back to Londontown.