El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

From Bariloche I took a 27 hour Marga late January bus ride south to El Calafate. For much of the ride I was the only person in the lower, more expensive cama level. The scenery varied throughout with the most interesting being between Bariloche to El Bolson and El Chalten to El Calafate. The food provided on the bus looked very average and I didn’t even bother unwrapping it. On a poignant note, Marga was also the nickname of my dearly departed maternal grandmother, adding extra meaning to the ride.

The highlight of a visit to El Calafate is seeing Perito Moreno Glacier and my two visits to the glacier will be covered in an upcoming blog post.

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

The Marga bus between Bariloche and El Calafate

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

Lamb is the meat of choice in southern Argentina and the bulk of a Patagonian “asado” (barbeque). This photo is from the first of two delicious and filling meals at “La Marca”. Thank you Anadia for finding this place Continue reading