los glaciares national park

rolodexthoughts  asked:

22. Where would you like to travel? 38. Describe your dream person? 124 do you believe in love at first sight?

Hey! Sorry I didn’t answer these last night, but I needed sleep! Okay, here goes!😊

22) Where would I like to travel? Oh, so many places! I’ll try to give you a quick round-up of the main ones, though.

Argentina (I especially want to see the Iguazu Falls and the Los Glaciares National Park).

Canada (I’ve been to Niagara, but that’s it. I’d love to see more, especially Toronto, which friends who have visited rave about, and British Columbia, which looks beautiful).

Denmark (I have no explanation for this one except maybe watching Danny Kaye in that Hans Christian Andersen film as a child! I was also assigned it as my country when we did a project back in my Primary 5 class, which means I’d have been about 8, where we were each given a country and had to research it and write about its history and produce a ‘travel brochure’ for it. And now I’m obsessed with their crime dramas! But, yeah, I’ve wanted to go there for the longest time. Plus it’s often voted the happiest country in the world, although I think Norway beat it this year, but not by much).

Hawaii (seems like a no-brainer, but I blame ‘Hawaii Five-O’ for all those gorgeous shots of the place!).

Iceland (and if I got to see the Northern Lights then so much the better).

Italy, Cyprus, Alaska and New York are also all places I’d really love to explore. Oh, and Egypt! Although I think the heat would kill me! I think that’s enough to be going on with.🙂

38) My dream person? Devastatingly handsome, rich, witty and funny, of course.😂 No, sorry, seriously, I guess kindness would be the number one attribute on the wish list. Sure, those other things wouldn’t hurt, but if he’s not kind then the rest doesn’t matter. Honesty and loyalty are important too. Understanding, or at least the willingness to try to be. Someone I can laugh with. Someone I can do nothing or everything with. And if he just so happens to be about 6ft tall with dark hair and brown (or possibly green) eyes then I’ll know it really is a dream!😉

124) Do I believe in love at first sight? Well, you would think someone as soppy as I am would, wouldn’t you? But outside of some of my OTPs (I’m looking at you in particular, Johnlock!), I would have to say I’m not a big believer in it.

I can understand that immediate attraction to someone, but in most cases that’s lust, not love. Yes, it can sometimes then lead to love (which is perhaps why people say it was love at first sight when it was really just lust that happened to develop into love), but how can you know at first sight what someone is like? I mean, really like?

For me, love comes from getting to know someone, getting to know their personality, and all the little things that go into making them them, and that takes a while. But I’m willing to be proven wrong on this one! Just because I’ve never experienced it personally doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen or exist.❤️

Thanks for the ask, my lovely. I hope the answers weren’t too insufferably boring for you!😘

Los Glaciares National Park: How to visit Argentina's stunning glacial landscape on its 80th anniversary

With ice that appears to “flow” in waterfalls and some of the largest, most accessible glaciers in the world, Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina has been recognised as one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world.

On Thursday, the park will celebrate 80 years since its official inauguration as a federal protected area in 1937. Los Glaciares was declared a Unesco world heritage site in 1981.

The park is located on the Chilean border in the southwestern Argentinian province of Santa Cruz. When its ice melts, the water flows down from the Andes to the Atlantic on one side and the Pacific on the other.

Most ice caps elsewhere in the world exist only at altitudes of 2,500m or more above sea level. In Los Glaciares, due to the sheer size of the ice cap, glaciers appear at just 1,500m above sea level, and flow down to 200m.

For intrepid travellers willing to make the journey down to the Patagonia region, the rewards are great - and Los Glaciares has become a popular tourist stop. Flights will get you to Buenos Aires, from which there are regular buses to major cities and easy access to the park by bus from Route 40.

It’s also reasonably priced compared to similar experiences in the likes of Iceland - with national park entry coming in at around £16 and trips to see the glaciers costing about £21.

One of the most accessible glaciers is Perito Moreno, reached via the charming town of El Calafate.

Independent Travel’s verdict: “The sheer spectacle of standing beneath a towering wall of ice, fractured into a thousand glassy shards, is worth going out of your way for.”

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Grandiose Glaciers

As opposed to icebergs, which are chunks of ice simply floating on glacial seas; glaciers are ice-covered land masses which have formed over hundreds if not thousands of years. Together, glaciers and icebergs hold our planet’s largest fresh water supply. Although global warming is causing a glacial melt, there are still plenty of these wondrous creations to admire. Standing in front of an immense glacier, and listening to the thunderous roar of falling pieces, is by far one of the most spellbinding experiences on earth. Best part about seeing the world’s most grandiose glaciers? You’ll need to go to the ends of the world to see them! So pack your bags and head to Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park, or plan a visit to Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Whatever you do, don’t forget your thermals… 

ARGENTINA, Perito Moreno Glacier : Ice cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range.   AFP PHOTO / WALTER DIAZ / AFP / Walter Diaz