La Posada del Fin del Mundo
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Travel Blogs from Ushuaia
- took a boat on the Beagle Channel and navigated past the self-proclaimed southermost city of the world, Puerto Williams
- arrived at and took a tour of Estancia Harberton
- continued by bus to see some flag trees and visit Valle De Lobos
- had another all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner at La Rueda Parrilla
We flew to Ushuaia from El Calafate. (Amusingly small airports!) Place wasn´t as cold as I was expecting (just like home to be honest) but was glad of the gas heater in our room! Surprisingly expensive place too but again, it is a place that I would recommend going to if only for the Penguin Island! Really amazing. We took the boat out from the …
On the 24 I join my uncle for his birthday, and he happens to be in Ushuaia. I felt so good in Buenos Aires I stayed as long as possible and took a flight to "la cuidad la mas austral del mundo" (anyway for such a remote place the price is the same by bus).
Well, it does feel like it is the last place before Antartica. No typical building …
... to the penal colony or maybe a reference to the Faulkland War (here called Malvinas) and for which veterans still protest their treatment when Argentina lost to England.
The city of U. is built on a harbor just off of the Magellan Straights yet flowers abound including my favs..the sunny dandelion! It somewhat resembles a Greek village clinging to the mountain ...
... hostel which was nice and homely. Most of the people there were Argentinian or Chilean (I could identify the latter because they say 'bue' as a greeting instead of 'hola' or 'buenos dias' etc). Got a bit of Spanish practise in but it is hard really because I do not yet know enough to properly socialise...my conversations are quite mundane!
So the day after I arrived I went skiing...it was the last day of the ski season so I visited Cerros ...