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Jan 9, 2018 - Ushuaia

Breakfast at the hostel then off down the mountain to town, lots of stairs LOL. Walked about the town, it is on the southern most tip of Argentina South America, on the shores of Beagle channel, nicknamed the end of the world, founded in 1884 with a population of about 70,000 people and is one of the main places to board a ship to Antarctica. A prison was built there in 1902 where up to 600 prisoner were held. closing in 1947 and was transferred to the Navy. I got on a bus that had been made to look like the old prison train for a ride...

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Jan 8, 2018 - bus trip to Ushuaia

A bit of breakfast then off to the bus station for my bus to Ushuaia it is a long day of travel 12 hours. The first stop was at the Straits of Magellan where we had to take a ferry across the Strait about a hour loading and unloading the ferry with the vehicles, 3 bus 3 semi trucks lots of motorcycles and cars and people. then back on the bus heading to the border, a hour stop on the Chilean side then on to a hour stop for the Argentina side. We had a full bus so took a long time to get every one cleared, but it was nice to be able to walk...

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Dec 19, 2017 - Walking in The Tierra del Fuego National Park and the hotel grounds

Tuesday 19th December, we are booked on a half day tour of the National Park, which was slightly delayed due to my losing of my glasses at breakfast. The park itself is split between Argentina and Chile and this is because the border is just west of Ushuaia and heads directly north. So many of the mountains you see in my photographs attached are Chilean mountains taken from Argentinian soil. Visiting as far as you can legally walk south in the Forest at the end of the walk. Known as the Bahia Lapataia. The forest is pristine beech forest...

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Dec 19, 2017 - Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, End of the World

On Sunday night at about 10pm whilst sipping on cocktails in lounge overlooking the longer casting shadows of the mountains turning The Patagonion Sky pink and orange, when a very worried receptionist informed us that a transportation 24 hour general strike had been called for tomorrow Monday at 12pm through to Tuesday 12am and our flights had been cancelled. A small problem at 11pm Argentian time and 2am UK time, which needed a resolution. Alison emailed around with limited success due to the time. Fortunately Argentinian Airways booked us...

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Mar 16, 2017 - 14 March 2017 - Ushuaia, Argentina

We have arrived in Ushuaia, the end of the world, after a stop en route at Rio Gallegos again for a hotel stay instead of bush camping. The wind was incredibly strong and lunch was eaten on the truck as it was too windy outside to keep the fillings in the sandwiches! Also interesting was racing to the toilets when the wind was almost blowing us off our feet! A few wildlife surprises on the way - a fox and then a skunk! Didn't know they had skunks here. It was a bit distressed with all of us taking photos and kept turning its rear end...

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Mar 16, 2017 - Le bout du Monde !!!

Allo à Tous, Familles zé Amis, Bien oui, j'y suis rendu à ce que les pancartes annoncent, ainsi que toute la publicité. Sois la Fin du monde, beau slogans pour attirer des gens. Bien entendu, il base leur pub sur le fait qu'il n'y a pas de ville plus australe qu'Ushuaia. La route qui porte justement le nom de route de Fin du monde s'arrête à 24 km d'Ushuaia dans le Parc National de la Terre de Feu. Légende, le nom Terre de Feu viendrais des premiers explorateurs. Lorsqu'ils sont arrivés en bateaux, ils y voyaient beaucoup de feux le long...

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Mar 15, 2017 - In the South

After El Chalten, we were supposed to have driven south and camped along the Strait of Magellan. Forecast of rain and high winds resulted in a change. We drove an uninspired return to Rio Gallegos and spent the night in a local business type hotel. The good part of the deal was upgrading from shared to single for only $14. Deal. Heading south from Gallegos, we had a ferry crossing of the Strait. We were obliged to get off the truck and walk onto the single-deck ferry boat. I guessed that we stood a better chance of not drowning if the ferry...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Chile, 2017

We left San Francisco after a leisurely post-holiday agenda of storing the Christmas ornaments; cleaning out three bathrooms, one bedroom, and a closet in preparation for some demolition and remodeling; and packing for a three-and-a-half week trip to Chile. Having no other commitments than to pack for the trip was perhaps not the best strategy for me as my suitcase weighed in at 66 lbs at SFO and we were advised not to bring more than 20 kilos to Chile. I had hiking boots, walking sticks, cosmetics, laundry detergent - but still, how did it...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Travel to Ushuaia and our first day on Scotia Sea

Had a flight to Ushuaia at 8 am but woke up at 4:30 am for breakfast and left the hotel by 5:30 am to head for the airport. We then arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina at 12:00 pm to where we temporarily stayed at The Green Hotel for a few hours before boarding the boat. This stay consisted of a short hike exploring the beautiful views of the southernmost city in the world. The view of the mountains and town was awesome! By 4 pm we boarded the Le Lyrial! Yay! We explored the breathtaking ship for hours before going to our first lecture in the...

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Jan 13, 2017 - Ushuaia (tierra Del Fuego, Argentina -Updated 1/13/17

This is also known as the "End of the Pan American Highway - Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. On the way dow we took the excursion "Drive to the 'End of the World'" which was a trip through the Pipo River Valley into Tierra del Fuego National Park. This included Beagle Channel and the sign indicating the end of the Pan American Highway that begins in Alaska and stretches nearly 12,000 miles across two continents. Ushuaia was inhabited 10,000 years ago by an indian tribe and outsiders were not noted until 1833 when Captain Robert FitzRoy arrived...

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Dec 4, 2016 - Antarctica

Cruise to South Georgia and Antarctica on board the Ponant Ship, Le Lyrial Saturday November 19 Boarded the ship in Montevideo, Uruguay around 4pm. Felt special right away - so many crew including the captain and officers lined up to greet us. Every step there seemed to be someone to guide us, show us to our cabins, bring luggage. Very luxurious ship. I have a deluxe suite on level 6, having been upgraded, much to my surprise and delight. Walk into a hallway, separate toilet and spacious bathroom on the left, two wardrobes on the right and...

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May 31, 2016 - Llegando a Canchicot

Por norma general son playas dulces y de arena limpia, en donde es posible tanto bañarse, practicar deportes, tomar sol y disfrutar, como quedarse hasta el atardecer para simplemente dejarse llevar y gozar de ese momento en soledad buena compañía. Mas no todas y cada una guardan las mismas características identificatorias, sino muy por contra, hay para elegir. Ciertas se identifican por ser en abudancia rocosas dónde los protagonistas son los enormes acantilados que a raíz de estas se marchan formando. Otras playas, como las del sur de la...

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