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Central view of the Perito Moreno Glacier from the upper walkway  
   

Central view of the Perito Moreno Glacier from the upper walkway

El Calafate, El Chaltén and Los Glaciares National Park

October 30th 2010
From Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, I wanted to head to the Argentinean mainland. This is much more hassle than it should really be; buses leave Ushuaia every morning at 5 and take 12 hours to cover the relatively short 300km to the southernmost Argentinean mainland city of Rio Gallegos. The bus took so long as we had to cross into Chile and then back into Argentina, stopping at customs both time ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Calafate

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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