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Tag: Argentina

Getting Lost in Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

My last day at the End of the Earth was another great day filled explorations, even a few unexpected ones. Tierra del Fuego National Park is a 20 minute drive outside of Ushuaia and is a sightseeing mecca for hikers, campers, and tour buses. We had a really cool view from our hotel of the harbor but the naked mannequins hanging out ruined the view While my fellow tourmates were out visiting the penguins for a second time, I caught my van transportation at the bus station in Ushuaia and they explained that pickups are every 2 hours at certain Read More

Perito Moreno Glacier

Today was all about big chunks of ice. Ninety-seven square miles of ice, named the Perito Moreno Glacier to be exact. Perito Moreno Glacier is a short drive away from El Calafate, Argentina inside Los Glaciares National Park. The really cool thing about this glacier is that it is advancing, or getting bigger, while most of the worlds’ glaciers are rapidly shrinking. Perito Moreno Glacier can be viewed by boat or by hiking about a mile (roundtrip) to the viewing platforms. I opted to hike the longer hike at about 2 miles in total. It is quite easy (especially in Read More