The colossal Perito Moreno Glacier

The jaw-dropping Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia is nothing short of awesome. The first time we glimpsed the glacier we literally stopped in our tracks and gasped. We visited just before winter set in and had the glacier practically to ourselves. We were even lucky enough to witness (and photograph) a truck-sized chunk of ice split from the glacier and crash down into the icy waters below. Visiting the glacier is not just a visual experience, but an auditory one too. Listening to the ice creak and groan under the immense pressure is half the fun.

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Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin’s travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

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