The first time I visited El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier was in 1993. El Calafate was still a small town that opened its doors in the summer for travelers from all over the world to access the wonders of Patagonia.
To get to the Glacier was by a gravel road, the walkways were made of wood and you could camp on the shore of Lake Argentino and see from your tent the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier. At night its creaking noises woke you up and you could imagine how the ice towers fell over the lake.
During the day we climbed the walkways to contemplate the blue cathedrals for hours while listening to languages from all over the planet. Thirty years have passed since that first experience and every time I visit it, I am amazed and exalted by its beauty as I was the first time.