Nestled within Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten is a small village in Argentina’s south-west. With the population consisting mostly of seasonal tourists, it is also not surprising that staple items in town are priced well above the norm for this South American country. Given this region of Patagonia had already cost us a pretty penny, we were there for one thing and one thing only…the free hiking.
Possibly the most begrudging endeavour when planning a getaway is finding the best place to sleep. We’re faced with this challenge every second day or so and thought it was time we shared our secrets!
Ushuaia really is the bottom of the world. Between there and Buenos Aires there isn’t a whole lot to see or do and the journey by the bus is long. 54 hours long to be exact. Which is why many travellers take a short cut and fly south – like we did. After our visit to Antarctica however, we wanted to see Patagonia so we were going to head north via bus.
On our recent trip to Antarctica we had the privilege of also visiting the Falkland Islands. A double decker bus, red phone booth, and the British accent were all there to greet us so for me, it was like stepping back out into country England. We only had a few hours on shore but, it was one of our favourite stops on the cruise.
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