Ushuaia, Argentina
54° 47' S 68° 18' W
Jan 16, 2007 23:06
Distance 442km

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Ushuaia

We arrived to ushuaia after a long drive from Punta Arenas in Chile. Our bus was suddenly stopped in the middle of nowhere just after the Argentinian border and we had to wait for more than 6 hours for them to fix the engine. So we took some nice pictures on the road and it helped us to stay calm the whole time.

In Ushuaia, which is the southest city in the world, we found some great ice cream and of course, the famous argentinian "Tenedor Libre".  The first two days were kinda rainy so we basicly walked around the city and looked arround. I also baught a bus ticket to Buenos Aires because all the buses are full and it wasn't easy to get a ticket.

The next day we went to the nacional park.  It's a beautiful park all packed with animals such as birds, rabbits, foxes and seagulls.  We walked for couple of hours and arrived to the sign saying it's the end of the road nomber 3, which is going all the way north to the northern part of Argentina so of course, we had to take a picture.

In other day we took a 4 hours cruise to see some Cormorans and see - lions located on 2 different islands near the Ushuaia bay.  The sailing was not so fun because it was a windy day and we got a little sea - sick.  But after we saw the islands with those amazing creatures we felt a lot better.

Our final day in the city was dedicated to the two lakes in the area - Escondido and Fagñano.  We rent a car in the morning and drove almost 100 kms to see the lakes.  We had a great luck and it was a beautiful day.  The sun was shinning and the water were green and crystal clear.  We had a nice picnic and drove back to the city. 

Tomorrow morning I'm going back to Buenos Aires to meet Jordi and to say hi again to my family.  For the next couple of months I will be in a hot weather, so these are my last hours in a cool place.  I don't like the heat and the humid weather, but I can't wait to seat under a palm tree and to drink a cold coconut juice on the sandy beach.  I'm leaving Patagonia with a little sadness inside me, but I hope it wasn't my last time here and I will be back before I'm leaving for good !

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