End of the world...
Ushuaia Travel Blog› entry 86 of 98 › view all entries
It felt good to be back in Ushuaia, the most Southerly city in the world. I headed straight back to the cute little guesthouse from before with views from my room right over the beagle channel, the end of the world. I was greeted by Diane, the rather enthusiastic but a bit on the dumb side alsation, and Javier, the guesthouse owner, a little on the crazy side. In a nice way of course.
This guy would see me walking towards guesthouse up the steep hill from the town and immediately switch the TV channel to BBC world so I would feel at home! Every morning Javier cooked breakfast for the 8 or so guests and we would sit around the kitchen table swapping travel stories and getting excited over our upcoming Antarctica adventures.
While I was in Ushuaia I did a few treks around the area, taking in the cool fresh air and the unique scenery. Ushuaia is very much a middle class tourist town, a mix of trekkers and excited adventure-seekers preparing for the various expeditions to Antarctica. The town is impressively surrounded by snow capped mountains, glaciers, and the calm waters of the beagle channel. The sun would not set until around 10.30pm so we would sit with Javier and a bottle of Mendozan red wine and watch the colour of the sky gradually change. Javier would also try and teach me some Argentinian Spanish and me English to him. Argentinian speak is quite a bit different from the rest of South American and Spanish Spanish so i was struggling even more than normal if you can imagine that! Our conversations turned into a hilarious Spanglish hybrid, not really making much sense to anyone who happened to be listening!
I went on a shopping expedition for seasickness drugs and hot knickers! Yes, gawd if I knew the Spanish for thermal underwear so hot knickers it was! I have never taken seasickness tablets before in my life but didn’t want to risk this trip being ruined by Drake’s rough passage.