Going Gaga over Glaciers at Perito Moreno… by Alison
While Cape Town was getting ready to host Lady Gaga, I was going gaga over something else entirely: my first proper look at a Really Big Glacier. This time, I didn’t muck about with some half-assed hike to see a not-particularly-enormous glacier from half a kilometre away. Instead, I got onto a bus and spent 30 hours driving to Perito Moreno, arguably one of Argentina’s grandest and most accessible glaciers, so that I could get within decent gawping distance of it.
Once I’d arrived in El Calafate, the small town that has been polished to a high tourist sheen by its proximity to Los Glaciares National Park, I caught another bus to the park, and then I caught a boat. And then the bus again. So it was a pretty involved affair. But even I had to admit it was worth it in the end.
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