I'm staying in El Calafate at the moment, just lazing about and enjoying the nice weather. I'm staying in the best hostel I've stayed at so far. It's called America Del Sur, and it's run by a bunch of mid-20Yr old ex-pat Buenos Aires people who are so crazy and fun. And they're always chillin in the lounge with all the travellers with some sort of reggae music playing, and they've got under floor heating everywhere you go so the whole place has got just the best atmosphere. Today I went to the Perito Moreno Glacier which was absolutely amazing! it's massive! It's about 5km's wide, and all up about as big as the Buenos Aires city. It's creaking and groaning all the time cos it moves forward at about two meters a day, and at one point, right infront of us, there was this huge explosion as a piece of Ice the size of 10 buses broke off the front of the glacier and smashed down into the lake. you could've surfed the waves it made! it was unreal.
I'm russ, I'm from New Zealand and have developed a love for travelling over the last couple of years. It was the best descision of my life for sure, breaking the routine and heading off to explore the globe, and I would highly recommend getting out there and having a close up look and anything that you've read about or heard about that intrests you, because if it looks cool on TV, I can garuntee you that it'll be even cooler when you are there amoungst it. And if you're stuggling for ideas about where to start, I'd highly recommend buying a oneway ticket to South America and the rest will ta... full info
Football mad around here!!!El Calafate is quite far away from any big cities so this is the lengths they will go to to make sue that they can watch their favorite "futbol" team play each week. Doesn't really look right huh?