All the way down

one jumper, pair of socks and underwear, 3 whole salamis and only one bottle of red Malbec: things were getting ready for our trip down south. Left Cordoba on a long way towards Calafate in order to visit Perito Moreno glacier.

I could never have imagined a place like this in my own country! Apologies for being a bit ignorant but the fact that i was born only 2165 km away from this beauty speaks for itself.

Throughout this journey sitting and serving countless liters of typical argentinean ''Mate'' herbs we realized how diverse and amazing this land is.

Unfortunately due the remoteness of this wonderful site not many people are capable of visiting this area.

Exclusive and bit expensive Calafate town is the main base point if you want to visit the glacier. Rich foreigners and off road motorbikes all around! 

Argentina has been suffering from its historical issues since independence days: pretty bad distribution of the population makes Patagonia still today a far away remote land that attracts less than 15% of the local tourism industry every year.   

Now a bit of info of Perito Moreno from wikipedia.com

The Perito Moreno Glacier (SpanishGlaciar Perito Moreno) is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia.

The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Fieldlocated in the Andes system shared with Chile. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.

The Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from El Calafate, was named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, a pioneer who studied the region in the 19th century and played a major role in defending the territory of Argentina in the conflict surrounding the international border dispute with Chile.

A picture, a glance, a moment at certain vibe...

Come down south and visit this magnificent creation, Visit Patagonia.

 

 

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