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We have been in Argentina for five days now and the culture and the people have been incredible. In five days though we have encountered not one American tourist like ourselves. The only conversations we have had in English have been with our three tour guides, who have all been terrific and have also provided assistance with our very poor Spanish …
Departing Ushuaia, Argentina for the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
The tango show we enjoyed Saturday night in Buenos Aires was amazing. It started with a wonderful dinner featuring a slice of famous Argentinean steak so thick you could almost parachute from the top. Once the dancers took the stage, however, all thoughts of …
... the Beagle Channel between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean towards Antarctica. It was *quite* cold! We were on a small boat with just us, 4 lads from Brazil, the captain and the guide. We travelled out to La Isla de Lobos, where we got really close to a colony of sea lions, and cormoranes, we saw Argentinian's southern most lighthouse and some penguins too! We stopped on a little island "Bridges Island" and finally sampled the locally brewed beer "Beagle Beer" which ...
... a 75 degree angle, looking back I wish I had my gps tracker on to measure the gradient) until Amanda incorperates the bum slide technique. I cant get on my **** quick enough! Terror becomes fun as I realise I can control my descent and stop well before the cliffs below. We traverse to the right to avoid the cliffs then a wicked scree run gets us to the boulder field below. Approx 400 metre vertical drop over about 750 metres....we look up from the bottom, still not ...
... we were instantly surprised about how expensive it is here. Apparently due to inflation and rising tourism patagonia has become almost three times expensive in the last few years, and it's not going to get any better. The one thing that is cheaper is king crab, even out of season. Needless to say that was my first meal. Here there are a mix of rugged backpackers as well as more relaxed tourists traveling by cruise ship. You can tell the cruise ship "honeymooners" influence on the ...
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