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  • guys greetings from chile el  cafayate or califos oh my gosh

  • oh my gosh yeah i wish we were insulted right now  i'd be wearing shorts and a t-shirt and i'd be  

  • sipping on wine no i'm just kidding actually we're  we're still thrilled to be here in patagonia it's  

  • just cooling down rapidly it should be warming up  really well that's what patagonian weather really  

  • is all about though i mean one day it's warm and  it's not as windy next day it could be raining or  

  • considerably colder like it is right now yeah  so today like we mentioned in our last video  

  • it's a travel day we are continuing onwards to el  chalten argentina however we had to check out of  

  • our airbnb early because they have another guest  coming and they have to clean so but they were  

  • really nice in terms of letting us keep our bags  yes yeah so we just walked into town we walked  

  • into town we found a little place where to have  brunch it's called olivia's bagel shop yeah and  

  • in there it was all tourists using the internet  yeah awesome yeah we noticed they had they had  

  • fast internet yeah they had great bagels oh my  bagel with um salmon and cream cheese and avocado  

  • was delicious you had avocado toast but they toast  yeah we started off with coffees we moved on to  

  • tea then cake oh you got cake that's right oh my  gosh we were we were gobbling up killing time and  

  • gobbling up a lot of food yeah and we killed a lot  of time because now it's time to go get our bags  

  • make our way to the bus terminal um figure out how  we can print some tickets and onwards we go yes

  • i've already loaded the bike okay

  • hello guys we have made it to el chalten argentina  greetings from el chalten patagonia oh my gosh  

  • so excited to be here it's beautiful here the  chicken capital of argentina right it sure is  

  • we're gonna be doing a lot of trekking over the  next six days but we realized we didn't give you  

  • a whole lot of information about how we got here  how much we paid where we're staying so let's do  

  • the technical stuff technical details so we took  the bus from el calafate argentina with a company  

  • called chelten travel yeah we paid a thousand  pesos which at this time let me tell you how  

  • much it is in dollars give you the exact caught  off the press moments 16 us dollars per person  

  • that's a good deal so yeah a three hour bus ride  it was um you also stop halfway which is really  

  • cool you can stretch your legs go to the bathroom  there's a tiny fee if you want to use the washroom  

  • in this little hotel but if you buy something you  get to go for free it's a place called la leona  

  • it's a hotel located about halfway yeah so yeah we  got here our hotel was basically down the street  

  • from the bus terminal so we were able to walk  yeah we're staying at a place called vertical  

  • lodge so 54 us dollars a night 54 usnight booking.com it includes breakfast  

  • yeah but beautiful views we'll show you the  breakfast in a future vlog for sure but um  

  • it's great that we have it that's one last thing  to worry about in terms of groceries are going out  

  • we should also mention that something that  i thought was really cool is when we pulled  

  • into the town before we went to the bus stop  they took us to the information center the  

  • basically the park information center yeah so  this town is located inside a national park  

  • which is kind of unusual so right at the entrance  we stopped got some information they told us the  

  • rules they gave us some maps so that we can  you know head off and go hiking on our own  

  • and what's a little bit different when you visit  los glaciates national park from the north side  

  • is that you do not have to pay an entrance fee  yeah so the other park what was 800 pesos yeah  

  • and 400 outside yeah 400 for uh for a national  here nothing um yeah there's so many trails it's  

  • going to be so exciting it's just going to be  like a lot of do-it-yourself stuff yeah we're  

  • here so i can't wait and tomorrow's going  to be a nice weather day so we're going to  

  • get right at it and now we're going to give you  a little room tour so you can see where we're  

  • staying i like this place it's very spacious so  i think you guys will too hello room tour room  

  • guys i gotta admit this is so much better than  i was expecting yeah i just we've stayed in some  

  • some smaller hotels recently i was like oh we  might be a little cramped in here not at all  

  • this place is massive yeah i'm gonna take a step  back just so you guys can see yeah so the thing  

  • that really stands out is look at the size of this  bed i think it's a king-sized bed oh my oh my oh  

  • someone's ready for a nap and the mattress is no  i'm actually i'm ready for food okay forget that  

  • so the bed is fantastic if we move over here  we have a nice little dresser right hanging up  

  • our clothes left us our towels safety deposit  box oh guys it's so nice to have a work desk  

  • we can do some video editing here and the views  let me show you guys the videos audrey go bye

  • and if you just flip around here we're gonna head  into the bathroom that's the last place to show  

  • you so again this is actually a very spacious  bathroom too but when i sink we have the bidet  

  • we have the toilet and we have a shower withtub oh my oh my so yes it's gonna be fantastic um  

  • uh it's just i'm so happy that we have  some space in our room i don't know why  

  • i was just envisioning this this time it  looked smaller in pictures it did it did  

  • they had very nice photos of the property but  it just didn't look as spacious as it is so  

  • it's such a nice surprise and um yeah we're very  happy with uh with the location and everything  

  • breakfast included and guys we're hungry we're  going to go get something to eat but also  

  • this the cool thing about coming in december  is you get extended daylight hours because it  

  • is the summer and just being at the very south of  patagonia i believe it's like it's like daylight  

  • at like 5 00 a.m and sunsets around 10 or 10  30. so yeah it's perfect so we're going to get  

  • some food and then we're going to go a little do  a little bit of hiking there's a lookout point a  

  • mirador and we should have excellent views of of  the town and some of the mountain ranges here so  

  • hopefully we'll be shedding some of the weight  we've gained over the last few weeks while we're  

  • trekking here oh my goodness i've just been eating  way too much on this trip guys i've been wearing  

  • leggings every day for good reason my jeans  don't spit so yeah we need we need to move a  

  • lot while we're here we'll move our skeletons oh  your skeleton yeah move your body yeah that's a  

  • bit of an inside joke from a previous trip but uh  yeah let's go get some food and do some tracking

  • i didn't know this place did pizzas like that's  not why i brought us here it just looked like a  

  • cool place hello greetings from patagonicus this  is the first restaurant we saw it looked really  

  • cool it's nice inside to do craft beers and  stuff like that not going to have any because  

  • we are hiking a bit but we did find ourselvespizza right here this is the napolitana with ham  

  • yeah eight slices 500 pesos good price it smells  nice and garlicky oh it does i am very hungry so  

  • yeah just gonna have some pizza do a little bit of  groceries i think and then we're gonna do a hike  

  • sunset is officially 9 45. what time is that right  now it is 6 47 so we still have three hours okay  

  • we do kind of have to go hang a bit though  let's make it happen let's make it happen  

  • well guys we are back in the guest house briefly  just to drop off the groceries we stopped at the  

  • supermarket i mean i don't know i don't know if  you can call it it feels more like a general store  

  • food wise i would say the selection is beyond  limited and you had read online that people  

  • recommended like buying your food supplies in  calafate and bringing it with you but we didn't  

  • think it would be this limited especially if  you're into fruits and vegetables but we didn't  

  • we did find apples and bananas so uh a little bit  of a win there but they're expensive like a dollar  

  • per apple i was like oh okay yeah they're 40 pesos  yeah yeah about 75 cents but still yeah more than  

  • what we're used to paying so yeah that's one  thing we've learned here groceries are expensive  

  • not a lot of variety another thing we've  discovered is that there's like no internet no  

  • almost basically basically in in the town there's  basically nothing there's not much internet out  

  • here but i mean what come out here to hike so  we're gonna do that so so as a heads up i was just  

  • told like when we checked in that your data on  your mobile isn't gonna work and it hasn't we've  

  • been here a few hours i've not been able to getsignal also the wi-fi goes down constantly like we  

  • were just trying to process the payment for the  hotel on my credit card and we've tried multiple  

  • times this afternoon the internet finally worked  for that finally worked so but there is free wi-fi  

  • in the central plaza so if you want to like check  your emails and you've got patience and you've got  

  • time you can go sit there and do your thing took  us a few times to connect but while we were having  

  • our pizza we were able to yeah and yeah the pizza  would you mentioned the price that was over 600  

  • pesos yeah it's just so it's over 10 bucks perfect  little snack for us to welcome dinner for us  

  • yeah hiking and yeah we're losing daylight hours  so we need to get cracking and i want to say i'm  

  • not complaining about the lack of wi-fi because  obviously we're here to do hiking and enjoy  

  • nature it's just a heads up for you guys coming  so you know what you're getting yourselves into

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  • well we have started our trek  

  • we are making our way up to mirador de los  condores which means the lookout of the  

  • sun's condor down rapidly i know so we are trying  not to jump too too much we're starting a bit late

  • yeah so supposedly it's 45 minutes to  the top from the center of town and yeah  

  • we're gonna try not to get too distracted  taking photos we're not the only ones buzzer  

  • beating this experience there's a family up in  front of us so yeah we've got a little bit of  

  • coffee i think we can do it i mean we got it  we're going up there don't trip over this log  

  • up there and it's just a kilometer the thing is  it's steep wee bit steep i'm feeling it already  

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  • hello hello guys hello we are back oh my  gosh so tired it's late it's bedtime oh  

  • yeah but what a great first impression of this  town huh yeah you need to hike up and see it from  

  • a vantage point like that it's amazing as the  higher we got the more of the mountain ranges  

  • revealed themselves yes and beautiful views of  the town it looks so colorful because all the  

  • buildings are painted different colors the booths  are different colors yeah so it's nice compared to  

  • el calafate this town it definitely has more offrontier feel it's not nearly as big or developed  

  • but it just feels like this kind of like this  little oasis here in in a valley surrounded by  

  • mountains it does it's amazing so i mean we're  thrilled that we have six nights here we're  

  • gonna be able to do so much trekking we've kind of  already planned some of the tracks we want to do  

  • and we've got gorgeous weather tomorrow so yeah  we're just gonna get after it yeah tomorrow's  

  • meant to be the best weather day so we're gonna  try and do the longest hike yeah we're gonna be  

  • seeing fitzroy the the famous if any of you have  seen the patagonian gear yes mountain range yeah  

  • fitzroy it's the yeah it's the iconic uh it's  the iconic mountain out here so yeah at our  

  • hotel they start serving breakfast 6 30 a.m so  we're gonna try to be up early get a good start  

  • we've been getting organized here charging  batteries doing laundry by hand yeah so that's  

  • gonna be more afternoon it's better afternoon  not too glamorous not too glamorous anyways um  

  • but yeah we're ready for bed i mean it's still  daylight out but what is it like 10. well yeah  

  • that's totally true i think it's it's past  ten anyways thanks so much for watching guys  

  • and we'll have some travel adventures  from el chalten coming your way

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guys greetings from chile el  cafayate or califos oh my gosh

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS of El Chaltén + Arriving in the TREKKING CAPITAL of Patagonia, Argentina

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    Summer posted on 2021/06/27
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