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South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia December 1st 2010

Hola, The journey from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia was quite interesting. We left Puerto Natales and met a bus coming north from Punta Arenas in an Estancia parking lot where we transferred vehicles. Then, we continued along the road towards Ushuaia. We starting parallelling the Straits of Magellan and we saw several shipwrecks along the shoreline as well as a red tide in parts. When we arrived at the ferry across the Straits, we were little blown away by the wind. It was whipping up large swells and blowing the sand on the beach everywhere! Then, the ferry had trouble getting to the shore and when it did, it was smaller than the Bowen Island Ferry. Seriously, we have to get on that little rowboat to get acorss the mighty Straits of Magellan? Really, that rowboat ... read more

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia November 25th 2010

…Y un dia me decidi a visitar la Patagonia mas austral de Argentina, sin saber que hoy después de 1 año ahí me encontraría para seguir descubriendo el encanto de nuestra región mas austral. No lo planie, ni mucho menos, por ende le da un gusto diferente a las cosas. Luego de quedar maravillado con los encantos de El Calafate y El Chalten mi viaje final tendría destino a Ushuaia, la ciudad mas austral de Argentina. Luego de quedarme 6 dias allí y recorrer algunos lugares, me quedaba esa sensación de no querer volver y seguir viajando, asi fue como mi pasaje de regreso que en un principio era ( ida y vuelta de Buenos Aires al Calafate) lo cambiaria para quedarme dos días mas . Pero llegado ese momento, la sensación era que para mi ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia November 22nd 2010

Après avoir vu le gros glaçon à El Calafate, nous avons décidé de tricher un peu pour nous rendre à Ushuaïa, la ville la plus au sud de l'Amérique. Au lieu de faire une vingtaine d'heures d'autobus, nous avons pris l'avion pendant 1h15. Lorsque nous étions près d'atterrir, on a pu voir la ville du haut des airs, avec les montagnes enneigées derrière elle... ça promettait! Même en route vers notre auberge, dans le taxi, on arrêtait pas de dire "wow"! On est donc restés dans une auberge (en dortoir) car les chambres privées étaient un peu trop chère à notre goût. C'est toujours plate de dormir en dortoir, mais quand l'auberge a un immense salon avec plein de divans, qu'on y joue en permanence de la bonne musique et qu'il y a une cuisine toute ... read more
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Randonnée

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




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