The Champagne Backpacker: Michael's Round the World Trip 2005-2007-- The Adventure of a Lifetime travel blog

Dinner At America del Sur Hostel With Francisco And Pilar

Pilar, Maria (from America del Sur Hostel), And Me

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2006. PUERTO NATALES, CHILE TO EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA. I caught the 8:30 a.m. bus from Puerto Natales, Chile, to El Calafate, Argentina (Cootra, 10,000 pesos ~$20; 5.5 hrs.). Joining me on the bus were Francisco and Pilar. We all thought Manuel and Gina were also supposed to be on the bus, but they didn't make it before departure. The only thing of note about the ride was that a good portion, perhaps half of the drive, on the Argentinean side was unpaved gravel road. Upon arriving in El Calafate, I went with Francisco and Pilar to America del Sur Hostel, where they had stayed earlier in their travels (4-bed dorm 30 pesos; $10). In the evening, I joined Francisco and Pilar for dinner at a nearby hotel restaurant. We all had the same dinner: Bife de Chorizo, the typical Argentinean beef dish (main 25 pesos; $8).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2006. EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA. Today was spent catching up on my journal and having my laundry done. I enjoyed a great dinner (more Argentinean beef) at America del Sur Hostel with Francisco and Pilar. They had spent the day doing a cruise to Upsala Glacier.

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