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South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia November 8th 2010

O dia comecou cedo quando Julio veio nos buscar. (mas quem diabos é Julio?!?!?!?) Pois bem, logo que chegamos no aeroporto do Ushuaia, no primeiro dia, quem nos trouxe para o albergue foi esse taxista simpatico e falastrao, o Julio. Habituada ao ramo da informatica, Erika remeteu ao tempo dos quests e sabiamente pediu um cartao dele, pois poderiamos precisar em breve na fase seguinte, e foi o que aconteceu. Um dia depois, o plano era ir para o Parque Nacional fazer a trilha chamada "Senda Costera" ou algo assim. Passo vergonha diariamente por nao fazer ideia de onde estou indo. Partimos cedo, morrrrtos de sono, pelo menos eu e a Flavinha, pelos excessos da noite anterior, andando como mendigos na cinza e triste manha ushuaiaca. A trilha, talvez influenciada pelo mau tempo, foi digna de ... read more

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia November 7th 2010

"Hola que tal!" É assim que abrimos tudo que é conversa em qualquer lugar. Ontem o dia foi bastante divertido. Fomos para um passeio de 4x4 para ver dois lagos aqui. Mó lagao, maluco. Mas o mais divertido do passeio é que foi uma espécie de combinado: Comecou pegando 1 casal e uma menina, espanhois, e 1 americano. Partimos para ver os tais lagos em um caminho que mesclava rodovia, terra batida e off road. Uma hora, no meio do offroad feroz no meio do mato, Kike, nosso motorista bipolar, abre a mala do carro para tirar uma foto da gente por tras do veiculo. Ate ai nada de mais, nao fosse que enquanto isso ocorria que o veiculo estava andando sem motorista, fazendo curva e tudo. Papo sobrenatural. Nossa equipe era a guia Ana, que ... read more

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia November 6th 2010

Depois de haver passado a madrugada inteira como um cachorrinho esperando o dono cada vez que a porta da esperança (caraca! tem botao de ç aqui!) no Ezeiza, finalmente elas apareceram, mas em outro lugar. Vejam voces: justo enquanto eu estava na internet, por meia hora, elas chegaram, nao me acharam, e partiram pra cima de um pedaco de marmore frio dormir. Nos encontramos por volta das 4h, comemos uma McPorcaria da manha e partimos pra o Ushuaia. Aqui é chamado de "Fin del Mundo" porque, se voce for olhar no seu googlemaps, vai ver que é láááááá embaixo. Está frio, mas tá na moral com os devidos casaquinhos. Ontem nao fizemos muita coisa, apenas programamos os outros dias, de hoje e de amanha. A comida aqui é boa e estamos gradativamente provando as cervejas. Estamos ... read more

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia October 30th 2010

The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, split between Chile and Argentina, forms the southernmost point of the South American continent. Of the many islands that make up the archipelago, only the largest, Isla Grande (twice the size of Wales), has a large population base. From Punta Arenas on the Chilean mainland, I caught a bus (8 hours) to the Argentinean side of the island, catching a ferry in the process, and from which I was lucky enough to glimpse 2 dolphins swimming off the bow, and later one Magellanic Penguin. As we passed through it on the bus, the Chilean side of the island looked beauctiful, with flamingo-filled lagoons and giant expanses of nothingness. The biggest town on the Chilean side has a mere 5,000 people, so the tourist infrastructure does not really exist. Virtually all ... read more
Ushuaia Harbour
Ushuaia Harbour
Reflections

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia August 5th 2010

USHUAIA - Del Yámana “Ooshooia”, bahía que entra hacia el oeste Lejana, indómita, fría, salvaje, ventosa, inhóspita, remota, caótica... Bella, majestuosa, mística, magnífica, misteriosa, soberbia, única, pintoresca, mágica... Hay tantas palabras para definir este lugar... pero creo que lo mejor sería resumirlo en que es el sitio donde la naturaleza, la aventura y las leyendas se unen en este extremo del mundo... A las cuatro de la madrugada del 22 de septiembre sonó el despertador. Sin rezongar ni perder tiempo nos levantamos y una hora más tarde estábamos rumbo al Aeroparque Jorge Newbery para tomar el vuelo de las 6.30 horas de Aerolíneas Argentinas hacia ese lejano y soñado lugar... Exactamente a la hora señalada el avión cerró sus puertas y comenzó a carretear por la pista, levantó vuelo entre nubes y así, por encima... read more
Ushuaia
Aeropuerto
Desde el aeropuerto

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia July 16th 2010

When things are too good to be true, they usually are. We left off in Junin de los Andes in a warm beds and house, our car issues had seemed to be solved; our transportations to the end of the world and back home again had been planned and paid for. However, yet again, our plan never unfolded the way it was intended to. Flights were changed, then canceled, then re-purchased, then canceled again. Not only were we not on the same flight anymore but we weren’t even leaving the country on the same day. Lets break this down… We left Junin de los Andes on our purchased bus tickets and were to make a few stops along the way. (Carl insert the stops.. I don’t have my tickets on me or the towns…) One great ... read more

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego July 14th 2010

I retired in February 2008 and to celebrate such a momentous "Life Event" going on a major trip seemed more attractive than just applying for my free bus travel pass to mark the transition from employed person to retiree. South America as a destination always had a pull especially following the fleeting visit we had made a few years back to see the Iguazu Falls. On that occasion we had passed through Buenos Aires and on the back of the little we had seen it was agreed that Argentina might be more worthy of examination than just the 4 days we had spent dashing up to the magnificent Falls and then returning breathless to the UK. So it was in the months prior to my departing the working life that an itinery was put together which ... read more
The MS Australis Arrives in port
Cormorants "People Watching"
Boatswain keeping us safe

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia April 29th 2010

So I stayed up way too late talking to that girl and was way too tired from climbing the mountain, that 9:30am (pretty much the latest you can get the free breakfast for) came way too fast. I had a strange nightmare for the first time in my memory, I actually woke up saying 'no no no' and I was clawing at the air. It was a dream about something trying to force something down my throat. When I told some people about it, they all mentioned having a lot of very vivid dreams and nightmares while staying here.... one person even suggested it was because they heat the place through the floors. haha, who knows? I spent the first hour of the day or so laying on the couch downstairs going 'wow, I want to ... read more
Off into the Beagle Channel
Mountains
Local Favourite

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia April 28th 2010

Today was 'Up a Mountain Day'. I went up a mountain. It was fun. I wanted to climb the mountain, but I think the suggests that I got to the top. I didn't, but I sure got close. My camera worked most of the time today, which was great news. I walked on a glacier too. I did it all in adidas shoes. When other hikers were wearing their glacier climbing shoes and carrying ice pickaxes saw me mostly they thought they were hallucinating. In an attempt to help them understand how I was travelling up the mountain faster than they were I said, "I am Canadian, I have had worse walking to school." I mostly received blank stares back. It snowed. a lot near the top. It rained. a lot near the bottom. Lots of ... read more
Not Quite Tundra...
Lots of Mountains
Free Glacier Water

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia April 27th 2010

At the end of the world...it has many many meanings to me here. First and foremost, it is the furthest south I have ever been, and they call themselves the furthest southern city in the world (though apparently Chile has one too). The scenery is beautiful but it is also fairly reminiscent of a tourist hell...it is expensive, somehow more expensive than even Buenos Aires. But ultimately for me, it comes down to how cheap goat cheese is. But what is expensive, and even more important now, is a new camera. Today My old camera began to die, I looked at new cameras and the cheapest I could find was $200....and $200 is way too much for a camera right now. It is a dilemma, 10 days of experiences or a camera to capture the other ... read more
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