The little Land Rover that could…

4 Nov

On our second day in el Calafate, we took a 4×4 excursion. As we jostled in deep ruts and tipped sideways on sloping paths, we made several stops up the mountain for photos.  We also caught a glimpse of a llama, some huge rabbit-like animals, a few cows and birds. Throughout the journey, the Patagonian winds were raging! But they were the strongest at the summit (approx 1,000 meters up).  Our clothes were flapping like we were sky diving!  The latter part of the day was spent meandering in the touristy shopping district which houses many artisan shops. We enjoyed some artisan chocolate (mmm!) and eventually made our way to our dinner reservation.  We were told “La Tablita” was the best place for Parilla (pa-ree-sho), Argentine barbecue (which doesnt mean BBQ sauce on it). It was amazing.  If you ever find yourself in el Calafate you should go here for your own personal meat fest. (see photo of the magic happening at our table) Early in the morning on Friday, we depart by autobus to el Chalten which is famous for hiking trails galore and a huge snow-capped mountain, Fitz Roy.

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