A few years ago when we were in Patagonia, I had the chance to sample a very rare beverage. After hiking for about an hour or so on the Perito Moreno glacier, our guide called for a rest. We stopped near a pool of water, and we all gathered around to take a closer look. Its blue depths were mesmerizing, but our guide cautioned against getting too close if we didn’t want to sink all the way to the bottom of the glacier. He did recommend that we try the water, though, which we did eagerly, and I can still remember its taste—so pure and amazingly cold.
Of course, the rare part of the experience was drinking the water straight from the source. “Glacier water” is easy to obtain nowadays and comes in handy plastic bottles with no need to freeze your hands; still, there was something special about that Perito Moreno water. I usually find it incredibly difficult to drink the recommended amount of water every day because I feel like I just don’t have a taste for ordinary water; this glacier water was somehow different. [Article Continues…]