20-24 March - Ushuaia
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One of my favourite places so far. El Fin Del Mundo (the end of the world) they call it and they're not wrong. It's the furthest south city in the world and staging point for trips to Antarctica. It's kinda like an extreme version of Hobart (Home). 21st I visited the Tierra Del Fuego National Park... climbed Cerro Guanaco for a great view of the National Park and Beagle Channel. Also walked around the beaver dams - amazing little critters. They're introduced pests in the area but the locals seem quite proud of them.
Took a look around the maritime museum on wednesday. It's an old prison on the navy base that also has convict history... There was even a feature on Port Arthur in Tasmania - I was so proud!
Thursday I walked up to the glacier above town that's got a neat little cave that you can takea good post card shot from inside.
Took a cruise of the Beagle Channel on Friday with Dena the Israeli. Bloody cold... we stopped off at an island where apparently the natives used to get around naked, smear theemselves in seal fat and go diving for shellfish and seals. I was freezing my arse off in every piece of clothing I had!
Caught a flight to El Calafate Friday afternoon for the princely sum of 230 pesos (about US80)... better than sitting in a bus for 20 hours!