Southern most city in the world
Trip Start Feb 23, 2008
21Trip End Apr 28, 2008
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Pueblo Viejo. It is a very cosy accomodation. Not in the centre of town but close enough to walk. It is close to most of the museums, I managed to visit the Museum of Yamana Aboriginals, Museum of Fin del Mundo (End of the world) and Maritime Museum of Ushuaia which is sited at the old prisons.
I have prebook a few tours from Canal Fun. It was their funky website with great photos that sold me. I am very impressed with the company. The standard of the tour guides has been fantastic. One guide spoke Spanish, French and English! I understand this company is on the more expansive range but as I had nothing to compare and had I great time so there is nothing really to complain about.
I saw 3 different species of penguin there. Most of them are the Magellanic penguins, there were a handful of the Gentoo penguins but we spotted a single Rockhopper penguin which normally inhabit the Falkland Islands. According to the tour guide King penguins also has been sighted on this island and they normally inhibit the South Georgia Island. Boy I wish I will see some King or Emperor penguins in Antarctica.
On Tuesday I went on the Lakes Off Road Tour. This is the original tour Canal Fun offered when the company first started. We went in 3 Land Rovers and travelled through some amazing terran. We drove to Lake Fagnano which is approximately 100km long and 4 km wide. The trip ended with a short hike along the lake.
On Wednesday I went to Tierra del Fuego National Park. More bush walking and discovering more about the sub Antarctic ecosystem. A bunch of chimango caracaras join us for lunch and they are not camera shy!
Tomorrow I will be boarding my cruise to Antarctica. How exciting!
Where I stayed