Hotel Explora, or how to make an entrance.

After eating what I must admit was the best lamb, or Cordero Patagonico, of my entire life I went to sleep in the adorable but simple Miyazato Inn of El Calafate. Tonight is a whole other story. I'm fulfilling a bucket list item here so thought I'd do it in high style. After gawping at the pictures of a friend who came here (thank you Therese) I decided to throw budget to the wind and booked a 4 day stay at Explora hotel in the Torres del Paine national park in Chile. That involved an early wake up, a long bus ride, a border serving, and a confusing dropping off arrangement. After scaring the staff because I didn't show up when and where I promised, I walked into the lovely modern lobby of the hotel all dusty and sunburned after an impromptu hike. The manager actually exclaimed my name and sighed in relief. After dropping my bags off in a room with the best view I'll ever experience, I went for a short hike with one of the hotel guides. Yep it's that kind of place. Enjoy the pics of the Torres del Paine.

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