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Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego
This area is called "el fin del mundo" or the end of the world as it is where the Andes mountains finally reach the sea and the only land that lays beyond it is Antartica. Tierra Del Fuego is separated from the South America continent by the Strait of Magellan and consists of several islands. The area is …
. . . . . . but we feel fine! We are sitting in our Hotel waiting to go to the airport to catch our flight to Punta Arenas, which is in Chile and just an hour away by plane (apparently its 18 hours by coach!!). But, before we get there, we need to update you all on the past few days. Our final trip in El Calafate was to an Estancia (Farm to us …
... after the hikes in Torre del Paine. Only Carlita's ducktapes managed to hold it together nicely up until now but even the other pair started to look like a flip flop rather than a hiking boot so there was no way that he could hang on to them any longer.
Luckily Ushuaia city's main street is full of outdoor shop and we managed to find a sturdy looking, new pair of Timberland boots which will probably serve him for another 10 years or more just like the old one ...
... We make it to the Esso station and find out that there's a line. A long one. It goes around several blocks. We have no other option so we find our place in line and wait. About 2.5 hours later we have a full tank of gas, plus a 20-liter jerrycan that I bought at the hardware store and asked the Esso guy to fill to the brim. It's 12pm and we are on our way to Ushuaia... again, this time ...
We woke up early and headed to the Marco Polo for breakfast (as we were told by Guido that our hotel breakfast is very poor quality.) The buffet breakfast costed ARG$49.
After breakfast, Guido lead us to the pier, where we met with our tour guide, Valeria, who would be taking us on a cruise on the Beagle Channel.
The cruise was great, the skipper, Silvio, was very nice, and Valeria was very knowledgeable.
We went to ...
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