Occasionally you'll find a post here that has nothing to do with career advice or job search. Believe it or not, I do have other interests! Despite the economy crashing and everything coming to a jolting halt in 2009, I decided to take the mini-vacation I've been talking about for the past four years I've lived in Argentina. Hey, everyone needs a break once in awhile.
So I finally went on a four day trip to El Calafate and the glaciers in the south of Argentina. El Calafate offers a spectacular landscapes and a ton of activities for people of all ages. The most memorable excursion of this trip was trekking on Perito Moreno glacier - not the type of adventure you can find in just any place in the world.
All the credit for the photos goes to my husband, Matias Dutto. Without his eye and passion for photography, I'd have nothing to share.
Some tips for those of you considering a trip to Argentina and the glaciers (from Matias's blog):
- Don't miss the Patagonia lamb dinner at the restaurant "La Tablita." It's one of the most recommended in town for reason, so ask your hotel or call for reservations in advance.
- Consider stay at Robles Sur Gone with the Wind full movie . Our friend, Oscar "Colores" Di Pietro, is the ultimate adventure host in Patagonia. If you're a photographer, if you're looking for an exclusive adventure, if you like serene places to stay, if you want to entire joy an authentic Italian cafe or if you're interested in climbing, this is the place you have to stay.
- Renting a car to see the area is always the best option (and cheaper in most cases).
- March is a perfect month to go because it is the end of high season and the weather is still very nice.