The Artistic Tourist Town of El Calafate!

Had a fun first day exploring around this totally tourista town of El Calafate! Because it’s a jumping off point for seeing Glacier Moreno and hiking, people come here from all over. And it’s simply a stunning area! The town itself has dozens of artistic shops and restaurants, statuary, an Artisans Mall, parks and more.more …

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Flying with LADE to El Calafate!

My flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate had been booked for me by Gaston, the owner of the Hi Patagonia Hostel in Puerto Madryn. When I had asked him for a cheap flight idea to get to El Calafate he jumped on the internet and voila! It was done! The cost was just overmore …

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Penguins and Dinosaurs! OH MY!

Caught the day trip tour bus from Puerto Madryn south for the hour and a half drive to Punto Tombo penguin refuge. The baby penguins were born two or three months back, so they’re now almost the size of the adults. The difference is in their feathers…the juveniles are still more gray than black andmore …

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The Fascinating History of Puerto Madryn!

The Oceanographico Museum in Puerto Madryn was available with a lovely stroll across town. It’s in an old building called the Chalet Pujol which is perched on the highest hill in town. Its location provides an expansive view of the area. In earlier times its strategic positioning allowed the building’s towers to be used asmore …

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Puerto Madryn – A Destination Get-Away!

The overnight bus ride from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn dropped me at the bus terminal where there was an amazing sculpture of a whale. Puerto Madryn sits on the coast just south of a huge peninsula where all types of sea life live, are protected, and made into tourist attractions. On the walk frommore …

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