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Travel Blogs from Ushuaia
... by facts and knowledge (we did get the info from Trip Advisor after all) Mark and I began our epic journey from the centre of town, left and north towards the Glacier. After about 45 minutes we reached the entrance to the Park National Glacier Martial, what turned out to be the start of our journey...it's probably smart that we misread the sign for the chair lift and thought it was just around the corner because ...
... it was cold ! As we made our way down the Channel, we paused at the rock islands that are home to colonies of sea-lions, seals and cormorants. The penguins had just left the week before ! We circled the lighthouse without falling off the edge, and made it past the 54th parallel before heading back. To celebrate not falling off, the crew raffled off the ship's flag, and sticking to our form...we won ! We now have a great memento of surviving our trip to El Fin del Mundo ! ...
... 3. The iceberg that flipped over
4 . See the Minke whale so closely that she could have touched it
5 . See Orcas
6 . Stepping on her 7th continent
7. Take “dramatic” photos
8. The film about Shackleton’s expedition
9. Gentoo penguin chicks, sooooo cute!
10. Leopard seals
Elena’s Top 10:
1. Stepping on her 7th Continent
2. Climb the mountain
... us until we are back from our cold experience in the most southern part of the world…
Our flight to Ushuaia departs from the Domestic Airport. Ushuaia is said to be the most southern city in the word, the bottom of the world. Sounds exciting! We are there because Elena had this fantastic idea. She loves penguins and the idea of cold! So, there we are.
The meal on the plane is horrible: 3-hour flight and one box with chips ...
... to wipe most of them out with
Measles, then finished the rest of with Pneumonia and Tuberculosis.
The museum was in the old prison, and there was a massive
section on that too. It was the worst prison to be sent to in Argentina, some
inmates used to throw themselves off the side of the boardwalk on to the
transport boat in Buenos Aires rather than come here. It must have been
miserable – so, so cold, and it was really only the most nasty people who got