Perito Moreno & Fitz Roy

Snow and ice at El Calafate and El Chaltén

Crossing borders to Argentina, towards the big glaciers close to El Calafate and Fitz Roy at El Chaltén.

It’s not very common to be able to pay by credit card at the small shops (and bakeries, most important!) down here, a bit of cash is always a good thing to have. Thursday night we heard about empty ATMs in El Chaltén, there are just two of them – and only one supermarket accepting credit cards (our hostel doesn’t). A Spanish couple started buying lots of beer at the supermarket to get the deposit for the bottles back in cash to be able to pay the rent, not the worst way to go. Because the banks won’t have new cash until Wednesday, everything is a bit slower here!