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Argentina/Antarctica 2013 - Relaxing

sunny 62 °F

Enjoying my last day in El Calafate - went to the Glaciarium (glacier museum). It covers the icefields in Patagonia, including Perito Moreno which I discussed in my last post. The views from outside the museum were beautiful. The water really is that color!

Partial shot of the Glaciarium - they like their corrugated steel here

Views from the Glaciarium


Yesterday for my birthday, I enjoyed a hot stone massage followed by lots of good food. Thinking of making this an annual tradition :)

The day before, I checked out Laguna Nimez Reserve, a natural bird sanctuary that is on the edge of the lake in town. Really nice beach for the locals (and tourists) - very relaxing. Also found my first Argentinian agate!

Horses enjoying the wild grasses in the reserve

One lone flamingo

Beach with sand dunes

Locals with their dogs - reminds me of my little Emma back at home

My Argentinian agate!

On the way back, I took a wrong turn and got a nice self-tour of the town garbage dump - sorry no pictures!

I board my last long-range bus tonight at 3 AM (I guess that's more like tomorrow morning?), heading for Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America. Won't get there until late tomorrow night. Hopefully I will have as much luck sleeping on the bus as I did last time. I will probably stay up until I leave for the bus station, so hopefully that in itself will induce sleep on the bus.

Ciao until next post!

Posted by BETHAU 14:55 Archived in Argentina Tagged el calafate

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