Ponte Sao Luis - Porto, Portugal

Ponte Sao Luis - Porto, Portugal

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Argentina - Patagonia - Glacier Perito Moreno

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the only 3 glaciers in the world that is growing. It accumulates more snow that it melts, so every year comes forward a bit more and eventually touches land. Because it is so close to land it is easy to see and visit. We can take a boat and get to the wall. We see pieces of ice falling down - the ice bergs - and we navigate among them. It is just so beautiful!

Argentina - Patagonia! The most amazing place in the world!

Glaciar Upsala and the Andes

 The Glaciers are formed as a result of the snow that accumulates in the top of the Andes and gets compressed by the weight of that snow. At the bottom ice is formed, and that is the glacier. Glaciers grow and at the same time retract as they unfreeze with the heat. The Upsala Glacier is melting faster than it accumulates, so it is retracting, and forming a lake of bright blue water that is still trapped in the middle of the mountains! In a couple of years the glacier will retract so much that the lake will join with another bigger lake (the Argentina lake). Meanwhile, while that small lake is trapped, you need to climb the mountains to see it, and it is the most amazing view that I have ever seen!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina - a city full of contrasts!

I was simply amazed with Buenos Aires! A city full of contrasts, with old beautiful buildings arising in the middle of new sky scrapers, contrasting its worked stones with the cold mirror glasses that reproduce the blue sky.

The contrasts are also seen in the old neighborhoods, with graffiti covering the most ancient buildings.