RTW 2005 travel blog

Estrecho de Magallanes

Faro del Estrecho de Magallanes

Mapa del Estrecho de Magallanes

Prisión de Ushuaia

Prisión de Ushuaia

Prisión de Ushuaia

Prisión de Ushuaia

Prisión de Ushuaia

En la Prisión de Ushuaia haciendo el tonto

Preso en Ushuaia

Preso en Ushuaia

Prisión de Ushuaia

Y llegan los misioneros a joderles la paz a los Yámanas

Mural de Yámanas, los nativos de Tierra de Fuego

Puerto de Ushuaia

Puerto de Ushuaia

También conocida como la Suiza de Argentina...

Advertencia para la Cumbre de las Américas

Ushuaia

Puerto de Ushuaia

Alrededores de Ushuaia

Ushuaia

Gaviotín Andino

Una para mi madre...

¿Y con quién nos encontramos en el fin del mundo?

Colonia de Gaviotines Andinos

Bahía de Ushuaia

Pato

Colonia de Cormoranes Reales

Colonia de Cormoranes Reales

Faro del Fin del Mundo

Colonia de Lobos Marinos

Colonia de Lobos Marinos

Colonia de Lobos Marinos

Colonia de Lobos Marinos

Colonia de Lobos Marinos

Faro del Fin del Mundo

Faro del Fin del Mundo

Puerto Williams cubierto de nieve

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Colonia de Pingüinos de Magallanes

Pingüinos de Magallanes y Petreles

¡Veranito austral!

Naufragio del navío Monte Sarmiento

Así nos despedimos de la casa de Natalia y Adrián, con todo...


¡Hola!

It hasn't been easy, but we've finally reached the end of the world! We've had to get off our 12-hour bus-ride five times: four to get our passports stamped (as the trip was taking us in and out of Argentina and Chile) and one to cross the Magallanes Strait on a boat. Quite a journey, I would say.

We're now in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and it does feel like it is the end of the world, at least judging by the weather. We're to supposed to be in summer and it's snowing!!! I don't want to imagine what it is like in winter...

We've visited the Prison of Ushuaia, where we were overdosed with information on ex-convicts, expeditions to the Antartica, the flora and fauna of the area, the history of Ushuaia and how the white man sadly ended up with the natives of Tierra del Fuego, i.e. the "Yámanas" (who appear quite naked in most of the pictures despite how freezing it is here).

We took a boat-ride along the Beagle Cannal, inbetween Chile and Argentina, and visited huge colonies of "gaviotines andinos", "cormoranes reales", "lobos marinos" ("leones marinos") and "pingüinos de Magallanes". It was amazing to be so close to these vast amounts of these very odd animals and to see them in their own habitats, happily having a bath in the coldest waters ever as if it was a nice summer afternoon on a beach in the Mediterranean Sea!

In 52 hours (the longest bus-ride so far), we will be up in the heat again, hopefully we won't perish on the attempt and we'll be able to enjoy the famous red wine of Mendoza on our very last night in Argentina.

I want to thank you all for your latest messages, they really do mean the world to us, so thank you to Ryo, Kaxuko, Mai, Laura, Christina, Marta, Noe, Toni, Isabel, Alberto, Vero, Colin, Asia, Helen, André, Birte, Brent, Inge, Lupe, Marinela, Sergio, Kepa, Addi, Simona, Kate, Lu, Carlos, Viktoria & Sofia, Sybille & Jürg, María Vázquez, Sigrid, Aitor, Sofia (Taiwan), Esteve, Lars, Ashley, Pascal, Marisa, Dario, Téhmina, Diane, Eduardo, Maja, Arancha, Alex y Cristina, Olga, Sigrid and, of course, to our family!!!

See you in Mendoza!

Idoia & Mikel.

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