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Cafayate

Today I headed south through the “Quebrada de las Conchas” (Gorge of the Shells) on an excursion to Cafayate (not to be confused with El Calafate in Patagonia). Once again, the drive was spectacular!  Well, let me rephrase, the scenery was … Continue reading

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Patagonia recap (logistics, hotels, etc)

Regretfully, Leslie and I left Patagonia on Friday. 😦 I had a wonderful time!  I thought I would leave some comments below regarding transportation and accommodation, etc.  I will add a post on clothing, weather, too. Logistics: Roads / transfers … Continue reading

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Weak Milky Coffee

Below is the coffee menu at the El Calafate airport. Weak Milky Coffee, sounds de-lish!  Give me a venti! To me, the coffee in South America has been disappointing, so I am not surprised to see this sign. 🙂   … Continue reading

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Dogs rule!

Dogs run free all over South America!  They are not wild or rabid, they are just running around free.  It is the funniest things sometimes but I imagine it must drive some of the residents crazy.  Plus, they are mostly … Continue reading

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Perito Moreno Glacier by mini-trekking

After the boat ride of the left face of the glacier, we were driven to the Visitor Center where we Leslie and I got a sandwich, hamburger, bottle of champagne, and then headed off to wander the labyrinth of walkways … Continue reading

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Perito Moreno Glacier by boat

Leslie and I headed of to see the Perito Moreno Glacier on Thursday, November 30. The tour included door-to-door pick-up from the hotel and a boat tour of the left face of the glacier followed by some time to have … Continue reading

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El Calafate

Leslie and I arrived in El Calafate, Argentina, late this afternoon after a 5 hour drive from Puerto Natales, Chile. The hotel is interesting.  It is a series of casas (houses) and each one has a downstairs living room, a … Continue reading

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