The end of the world!
16.03.2012 - 22.03.2012
From El Chalten I flew south to Ushuaia to the southernmost city in the world! aka the end of the world! Ushuaia is the gateway for trips to the Antartic and I am very jealous of those getting the opportunity to take one of these trips! The budget definitely wouldn’t stretch that far!
I spent St Patricks Day here with a few fellow travellers from Wales, France and Germany. We spent the day watching the rugby and toasting the Irish for our national holiday. Surprised to find there were 2 irish bars here – the Dublin one much livier than the Galway and they put on a good show – wigs, face paints, costumes and even green beer! Funny to be 1 of only 2 irish people present, it was like being a mini celebrity for the night!
After recovering from the excitement of the weekend Gemma (Wales), Heidi (Austria) and I took a walk to the nearby Martial Glacier, a pebble in comparison to the monstrosity of the Moreno glacier the previous week but it did gift us with beautiful views of the Beagle Channel and the mountains around this southern city. The remaining time we spent relaxing after what has been a lot of trekking in Patagonia. I would recommend Patagonia to anyone who loves the outdoors and even those who don’t will find themselves in awe at the scenery here. We came at a good time too as its now starting into Winter and the temperatures are dropping. We’ve had some snow showers and freezing winds here in Ushuaia, I almost got blown away once or twice! It’s funny you can have all seasons in one day here, the weather can change every 20 minutes!