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Published: March 8th 2009
Treking the Martial Glaciar
We arrived in Rio Gallegos at 7.00am after catching the 2.00pm bus from Puerto Madryn. We had a quick toastie then jumped on another bus to Ushuaia. The trip to Ushuaia is a bit of a mission as you need to drive through Chile to get there. So you get off at a border to get your Argentina exit stamp, then another stop for your Chile entry stamp and they also check your bags for fruit and stuff! Then the bus boards a big ship, where Boucs and I saw a dolphin which was cool! You the exit Chile so another stamp, then enter Argentina again, so yet another stop and stamp! (You do the same thing going back to Calafate). We finally made it to the Freestyle hostel in Ushuaia, where Rasta Max looked after us. He recommended a Parrilla called La Rued which apparently was the best in town - $60 pesos for all you can eat BBQ meats and salads.
Ushuaia is the most southern city in the world, so we got our passports stamped at the tourist information place.
We went treking to the Martial Glaciar which was cool. It was New Years Eve so
in the evening Rasta Max also done one hell of a BBQ and later turned the hostel into one big nightclub with free wine and bubbly all night - I think almost every person there enjoyed themselves if you know what I mean!
Ushuaia also has the Tierra Del Fuego National Park which we trekked for a couple of days, saw beavers, foxes and birds and also got some more end of the world stamps on our passports. You can also post you postcards from here and get end of the world postmarks on them!
Another cool trek we did was at a place called Valle de Lobos.
Next stop Calafate.
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