South America Day 20 - El Calafate January 28th 2019 This morning we fly 350 miles north to El Calafate, a town on the edge of the Patagonian ice field.
We arrive at the airport in plenty of time, which is good because it is now that we learn that Aerolineas Argentinas has a 15 kg luggage limit – not 23 kg as indicated on our booking form. After checking in, we have to wait in a long queue to pay our excess baggage fees. But first, the old ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Calafate 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