Travel Blogs from Ushuaia
... and despite needing to say goodbye to this remarkable colony of penguins, whose relatives are apparently only found on one other Patagonian island and on the Falkland Islands, we were ready to jump back in the van, crank up the heat, allowing our bodies to warm up, as we searched for a nice, nearby spot to spend the night; and that we did. Along the entire stretch of road through the barren landscape we had navigated thus far on Tierra Del Fuego, we had seen no trees until ...
... Our first stop was at the gates of the park where she bought tickets and we proceeded to drive through densely wooded land ringed by snow-capped mountains. She explained the various flora and pointed out the fungi and lichen which cling to it.
We stopped by the Beagle Channel at what is the southernmost post office in the world. I had sent post cards that morning to Melissa and Carolyn for their birthdays from the ship but I bought a postcard and wrote a quick note ...
... After 15 minutes we walked back on ourselves and quickly gave up on the ****** detour trek we had started.We walked another 2km or so and were stopped around the corner by a fox who was staring at us. What to do in this situation? Get out the camera and try and see how close you can get. It was super friendly coming pretty close and sniffing around which gave me a very close look at his red fur. What a beautiful animal. I was feeling a little happier on the ...
... the ship allowed us to disembark to walk around the city. It was a brisk 45 degrees, so we dawned our jackets and headed out to explore. We walked back and forth down the main drag, Av. San Martin, stopping in chocolate shops, shopping for cheap mementos in the souvenir shops, and taking pictures. It was nice just to move freely after almost two days on a ship.
Side note: At the port, Brian noticed two signs, containing messages written in ...
... to complete the hike. Next morning, we left Puerto Natales at 7am and entered the park.
The park was pretty strict with their rules and regulations as an Israeli backpacker lit a fire that gutted 176km2 of the park in 2011 and put a lot of people’s lives at risk. So we went through their induction and caught a glimpse of the ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed