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Going Gaga over Glaciers at Perito Moreno

Going Gaga over Glaciers at Perito Moreno… by Alison

Alison Westwood

Perito Moreno Glacier

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.

At A$90…

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