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Tour of Argentina includes tangos, a glacier and wine

EL CALAFATE, Argentina — “There she goes!” exclaimed our excitable tour mate from Norway as a thunderous boom emanated from a glacier that looked the size of New Jersey.

“Nah, just another false alarm,” said a skeptical Scottish observer. “All noise and no action.”

Glacier watching has become a hot-ticket item, and we are in Los Glaciares National Park at the southern tip of Argentina waiting for the giant glacier to break apart.

Perito Moreno, also known as the “White Giant,” is a massive tongue of ice that stretches for 100 square miles. It is one of 50 glaciers in the Patagonian ice fields shared with Chile at the base of the Andes, but only one of three still growing.

Something rare is expected to happen this weekend. A large chunk of the White Giant will snap away and sail into Lago Argentino, and we are among several thousand spectators, cameras ready.

We stare motionless, waiting for this massive ice breakaway, and Perito Moreno seems to be staring back. It makes a growling sound periodically and sheds a little ice here and there. But the large, cavelike chunk scheduled to float off remains connected.

When it finally crashes into the lake, it is a private affair. It is 4 a.m., the park is closed, and only one security guard hears the tremendous boom and records the time. The last time Perito Moreno gave away some of its ice field, in 2008, was also in the middle of the night and there were no eyewitnesses.

 
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By DOMINICK A. MERLE and SUSAN MERLE / Special Contributors

Travel Tidbits – The best hotels in Wales

The best hotels in Wales
Four of the best places to stay in Wales, from classic country house hotels to restaurants with rooms… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Seven irresistible country retreats
When you want to get away from it all, few places satisfy like the countryside… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Bolzano surrounded by the Alps. Photo: Andrew Bain

A cultural guide to Bolzano
A cultural guide to a city that boasts churches, frescoes and a 5,300-year-old man… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese island of Madeira and its namesake wine
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located about 400 miles off the coast of north Africa… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll find your heart in San Francisco
Even if you only have only one evening you can still enjoy the most romantic city on the U.S. west coast… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

Stay The Night: Hotel Lone, Istria
The classic Istrian hotel of the Seventies was the unlikely cue for this high-design property… The Independent

 

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – Site names top destinations for single men

Siracusa, Italy: a cultural city guide
Readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For wine lovers, tasty trips across Canada
From coast to coast, another way to savor the fruits of a nation … MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Site names top destinations
for single men

Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Miami top a list of 29 cities that attract single men on the go… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

Nimes, France: A cultural guide
An essential cultural guide to Nimes in France, a steadfastly French city built on Roman foundations… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Singapore: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice
Readers’ advice on trips to Singapore… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Essentials
Boston is a big city, but it doesn’t feel that way when you’re walking around and make no mistake, this is one of those cities perfect to explore on foot … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

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6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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