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ARG. - Ushuaia

(Day 74 – 76)

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After such an amazing trip to Antarctica, getting into the backpacking vibe again is quite hard, to say the least.. If we hadn’t been on the cruise, we probably would have written a much longer post about Ushuaia.

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This little town is a top destination in Tierra del Fuego’s rugged archipelago and lays claim to be the planet’s most southerly city; nick-named the “End of the World”. Situated on the edge of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by snowy peaks, it’s a pleasant yet very touristy town. Most people reach here at the end of a Patagonian tour, where there are plenty of hiking opportunities, boat trips to see penguins and sea lions. We obviously didn’t do this…. You can also get your passport stamped to say you have been to the end of the world.. That we did do :)

We used our three days here to relax, recover, let it all sink in and catch-up on emails, laundry etc. A few of us from the cruise were still around so we had a couple of pleasant evenings together, reminiscing and definitely, definitely, definitely.. BRAGGING to whoever wanted to hear about our incredible trip!

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On one of the days we did however manage to extricate ourselves from the hostel’s comfy couch and spent a day in the Tierra del Fuego Nature Park which is found on the outskirts of the town. Cato, who was also still around joined us and the three of us did a pleasant 3 hour hike along the coast on a trail called “Senda Costera”, with some stunning views over the channel and through the forest.

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We then left Patagonia and headed North to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District.

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Posted by kostlin 08:18 Archived in Argentina

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