Day 20 – Saturday 27th October 2018
By plane – 0
By public transport – 269 kms/167 miles
By foot – 11 kms/ 6.8 miles
Steps taken – 14,093
Up at 6am to catch the 7.30am bus from Puerto Natales back to El Calafete.
We had border control to look forward to again today…wonder what awaits us this time.
So after around approximately 1 hour we stopped outside the Chile Border Control. We sat on the bus for 50 minutes…why you ask…I honestly don’t know! Then we were asked to get of the bus with our passport and visa. This took a further 30 minutes.
Then we got back on the bus, entered no man’s land for 10 minutes then hit Argentina Border Control. Here we sat on the bus for 10 minutes, then we were asked to get off the bus with passports. This took a further 25 minutes!
This time though nothing was searched, our bags remained in the bus.
Yeah for border control…Brexit will have a lot to answer for!!!
The journey back took seven whole hours!
Guanacos, you see these in the fields everywhere, well almost, when you travel
We stayed at our usual hostel and we were once again greeted by the smiley happy Marcel as soon as he saw us coming. Marcel is actually South African, but has been travelling for 18 years, his last 3 years of travelling have been in South America and right now he’s working in this hostel making some cash so he can pack up once more and go….I love hearing people’s stories, it’s all part of the adventures.
Marcel is another hostel character, huge personality with big big stories to tell. He’s always up for a chat, mornings and evenings….great guy. So after a very long chat with Marcel we dumped our bags and headed straight down town.
We needed to pick up a few pressies here for back home as it was our last opportunity.
It was nice to be back in El Calafete but it was a short stay as tomorrow we leave from here again to head to the airport.
As mentioned previously buses are few and far between in this area and only certain buses from certain places take you to certain destinations so there can be lots of go betweens.
Look how wide the roads are
Another amazing sunset in this wonderful land….I must have taken over 50 photographs of this, look at the cloud formations
Up at 6am tomorrow to catch our 8.35 am flight……we are heading to ‘The End Of The World’…..Ushuaia here we come!