Hostal Ainil

C/Lautaro Navarro 230, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile | Hotel
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From Puerto Chacabuco to Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by mrsmac on Mar 23, 2014

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... was not much on offer. There were many small shops but nothing exciting. We did finally reach a very pretty small square with the local church on one side. We went in. This was fairly modern with some very nice wood panels; one of the Last Supper was the altar piece.

We walked back to the end of the street and found a café which boasted WiFi but we could not get connected. Had a very ordinary lunch there to no avail. We then caught the ...

Love Me Tender

A travel blog entry by vwuertz on Feb 03, 2014

2 comments, 56 photos

... biggest buyer of all things sheep. Farmers also export the meat to Europe and the US. Free range sheep are healthier and the meat is much tastier, so they can fetch a better price. Two million sheep live in the Magellan province. That’s a whole lot of sheep. Oil was a major industry back in the 1940s, but today not enough oil exists on Tierra del Fuego. Natural gas is the other major industry of the province. All houses and ...

King George Island (SCRM) to Punta Arenas (SCCI)

A travel blog entry by harry4123 on Feb 01, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... in solid clouds. I left the TKS off but watched for ice. Another 15 minutes and I was on the other side, more blue sky but another wall of clouds to fly through. I was gauging where I was relative to the point passed the mountains and I could drop down to a lower altitude and warm temperatures over the Straits of Magellan. Once I was less than an hour away from that point, I knew I could use the TKS to deal with any clouds and ...

It feels like the end of the world

A travel blog entry by odie1 on Dec 28, 2013

5 photos

... has been more than kind.
The further south we drove the more the temperature dropped. Eventually we ran into snow. We felt badly for the recently sheared sheep that looked to be trying to find shelter under low lying branches. The expanses of land grew more immense and it seemed more like an ocean we were driving through than the middle of the earth.
When the Straits of Magellan came into view, we finally felt like we made it to the end of the ...

Births and Deaths

A travel blog entry by davemurray4 on Oct 26, 2013

7 photos

... Looking at the names on the stones gave away the history of this area. Mainly Spanish but with a large number of Croatian names; I think they came to flee European oppression. Also English, Scottish, Italian, Swiss and German.


In the afternoon I took a tour to the Seno Otway Penguin Breeding Ground on the other side of the peninsula. It's 60km but distances don't seem to ...

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This hotel, located on C/Lautaro Navarro 230, Punta Arenas, is near Fort Bulnes and Munoz Gamero Square.
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