Little Chloe's intrepid traveller guide!
HEY EVERYBODY! Hope your all ok. Have moved once again!! Am now in Puerto Madryn, up on the coast of Argentina! Its REALLY good weather here. Anyway- dont think ive written about the last couple of days so ill start there! WEDNESDAY: Spent most of the day shopping with my new friend Mark (poor guy- what has he let himself in for !) Had a good look round town ( all 3 blocks!) and organised the glacier trip. THURSDAY: Got up early to go out on our glacier tour. It was really amazing! Ive been trying to upload pictures but is taking ages still, so im gonna see if theres an easier way to do it! But its absolutely huge! Chunks keep falling off it like all day, and u can just hear what sounds like thunder when it breaks off. And its so weird coz its just surrounded by mountains and this huge lake. Crazy! So then we got a boat over to the glacier and put on these crampon things, and about 20 of us started to go up this huge glacier ( was actually kind of a bit scary!! Worse than the london eye- lol!) They take you up and down, and you can see all these holes in it, and drink the water! Then after about 2hours of trekking, they take you over this other side of the glacier and they have tables and chairs on it!!! With a box which had bottles and bottles of famous grouse whisky and chocolate in! ( Do not drink famous grouse whisky, with or without ice from a glacier!Euh.) ANYWHO, we got back to the 'sheds'at about 8, after a palova coz they'd messed our flights up, and there were no flights out to Bariloche for over a week!!! Was tempted to cry!- what is it with me and travel agents? But it all turned out ok and we were laughing about it within an hour (almost!). FRIDAY: Managed to get a flight to trelew for later on THAT day, at this point was willing to do anything to get out of Calafate!! Its really beautiful but theres not so much to do, and the hostel was not so great! Later on we got some bikes out and ended up going on a random bike ride to the middle of nowhere, which was quite amusing as i was too small for the bike and i couldnt touch the floor when i stopped so i kept falling over. Then we were almost stampeded by horses! ( which i have decided dont like me!) And i managed to burn my hands and ears and other random spots where i forgot to put sunscreen! Whoops. . . . Then we got a flight at 7 to Trelew . . Met a random argenitnian guy on the plane who was quite funny and was drinking mate the whole way(!) - This is a weird herbal drink thing, which u have in aspecial cup with a pipe- its not as bad as it sounds . . . Then got a bus to Puerto Madryn (where i am now). And its so nice and clean! Met some really nice argentinian people who are here on hols- practising my spanish! TODAY (SATURDAY): Was a gorgeous day! The weather here is great! Went out for breakfast then spent most of the lazing at the beach- am now V. Brown!! (kind of). . . Had my clothes washed for the first time today- never thought id be so happy to go to a laundrette! Am clean!!! ANYWHO, now about to go out and see whats happening in the city centre. Ive written loads! Much love to everyone, Love Chloe xxxx