The Hike February 27th 2009 This blog was written by my travel buddy Simon......
Day 1 - Leave El Calafate on bus to El Chalten
After enjoying a touch too much Malbec the night before with some people we met in the hostel we kind of missed our scheduled bus and had to book another for 1pm.
All went OK from there as we headed off for what seemed a very easy 3 ½ hour bus trip. However, we left fairly clear but wind ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén 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