50° South

We’re now in southern Patagonia, below Latitude 50° South, in El Calafate, a city of 22,000 people at the edge of Argentina’s Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

We’re getting near the bottom of the world (although that honor belongs to the city of Ushuaia, which we will be visiting in a couple weeks).

There’s not much here besides tourism, oriented toward hiking and viewing the glaciers, which we’ll be doing for the next 5 or 6 days. Should be cool! Pardon the pun.

Here’s our humble abode in El Calafate, a 4-room mini-motel called Posada Newenkelen.

It’s about a 15 minute walk to the city center from here where there’s an assortment of camping goods stores, clothing stores and souvenir shops and an unexpectedly large number of tourists!

But one thing they don’t have much of here is internet bandwidth, so this may be my last post for a couple days. I’ll be writing, I just won’t be able to post to the blog.

So, far now: ¡Hasta luego!

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