The bus ride from Bariloche to El Calafate was definitely the longest one way trip we have done so far. We were told that the bus was ‘cama’ (which means the seats should incline like a bed at 180 degrees) but they were actually ‘semi-cama’ so we lacked a bit of comfort. Luckily we were provided with enough food and the air-conditioning that stop working at the beginning, got fixed so we could rest properly. The landscape for most of the trip wasn’t super exciting, but we still had a beautiful sunset along the way.
We got to El Calafate on Monday afternoon, after a detour on the East coast (Rio Gallegos), not sure why actually. The weather was sunny but windy which wasn’t far off what we had in Bariloche. Learning from our previous mistakes, we booked a hostel in advanced so as soon as we arrived, we got to town, grab some food and went checking-in. We spent the rest of the afternoon planning our next few days. Obviously our idea of trekking in Torres del Paine (Chile) had to change since Jemma had no passport anymore. So she was going to spend a day here then go straight to Buenos Aires to apply for a new one. Jenni would stay a day longer so we could actually visit a little more. So the whole idea was to visit the Glacier Perito Moreno the next day, which is supposed to be the highlight around the area.
On Tuesday we got up early, skip breakfast, and went straight to the bus terminal. It took only a couple of hours to arrive to the Glacier National Park. There we got the most impressive view as the Perito Moreno Glacier was revealing itself in front of us. Even from far away it looked fantastic! The colours, the shape, the width of it, everything was stunning. There is so much to say about this Glacier, but as we say: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.
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