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Tag: South America

End of the Earth- Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city and the embarkation point for most Antarctic cruises. While Antarctica was not in the cards for me this trip, Ushuaia and the Tierra del Fuego National Park was well worth journeying down to the end of the Earth. In the two days I had in Ushuaia I filled it with hiking, penguin viewing, a crab feast, and a self-guided walking tour. The penguin tour was the greatest thing ever! The boat to the penguin colony left the main pier 2 blocks from our hotel. After 90 minutes with a  few “stops” to see cormorants Read More

Punta Arenas and Crossing the Straight of Magellan

Punta Arenas is a big shipping port and cruise stop in Chile that lies along the famed Straight of Magellan. We were only here for a few hours (and an overnight) as Ushuaia is the big destination goal. Honestly a few hours in Punta Arenas is really all you need. A walk along the waterfront, some great architecture in town, and some relaxing in the town square park was a good overview. Mostly Punta Arenas was about food for me! After spending a few days camping and hiking we were hungry!  (and thirsty for something that wasn’t water) A late Read More