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El Fin del Mundo

Finally... Ushuaia. A trip planned in advance for years; the trip around the world done by Magallanes and Elcano did not have so many preparatives, I am sure.
In 1999 I "discovered" Ushuaia in a TV program; I mean, I knew the existence and location of this place, but I was not interested. Since I saw that program, the idea of visiting the Southernmost city of the world began to infiltrate my mind. At that time, I had decided to visit Peru with a friend the next year, so I put back this trip. But then came Spain, and then San Carlos de Bariloche, and then, Puerto Madryn... January 2004 was the date for this trip. I called my travel agent, and then the problems began... There was not accomodation in Ushuaia. The poor girl inquired at hostels, pensions, B & B, half quality hotels, luxury hotels... Nothing! It looked like Ushuaia moved away once more. When my vacations agonized, I receibed the expected phone call: "I got you a place! You are leaving at 23rd." And here I am, at the End of the World. In the end.


Finalmente... Ushuaia. Un viaje planificado con años de antelación; el viaje alrededor del mundo que hicieron Magallanes y Elcano no tuvo tantos preparativos, de eso estoy segura.
En 1999 "descubrí" Ushuaia en un programa de televisión; es decir, sabía de su existencia y de su ubicación, pero no me interesaba particularmente ir allí. A partir de ese programa, la idea de visitar la ciudad más austral del mundo comenzó a infiltrarse en mi mente. Por ese entonces, con una amiga habíamos decidido ir a Perú el año siguiente, así que pospuse este viaje. Pero luego vino España, y luego San Carlos de Bariloche, y luego Puerto Madryn... Enero de 2004 iba a ser la fecha del viaje tan pospuesto. Hablé con mi agente de viajes, y allí comenzaron los problemas... No había alojamiento en Ushuaia. La pobre chica averiguaba en hosterías, pensiones, albergues, hoteles de medio pelo, hoteles de lujo... y nada! Parecía que Ushuaia se alejaba una vez más. Hasta que, finalmente, cuando mis vacaciones agonizaban, recibí la llamada tan esperada: "¡Te conseguí lugar! Te vas el 23". Y aquí estoy, en el fin del mundo. Por fin.

  • Last visit to Ushuaia: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2004
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  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 10:18 AM

    i am becoming obsessed with this area and want to visit this city very much. I am going to Buenos Aires in January and want to make the trip here while visiting. Great page.

  • crazyman2's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2007 at 10:40 AM

    Wow! Great chocolate! The loose chocolate is to die for! Thanks for your tip! crazyman2

  • lolitajane's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 7:12 PM

    ¡'Info muy útil! Gracias, me sirvió mucho para mi futuro viaje.

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2006 at 3:08 PM

    PAGINA FENOMENAL ..me encanto ..muy util para mi proximo viaje del 2006

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 8:30 PM

    great tips;very helpfull!you make more eager to visit Ushuaia...thanks!

  • AKtravelers's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 9:35 AM

    Great Ushuaia page. I wish I had read it before I went there!

  • BuickMackane's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 10:16 AM

    "...and I feel fine" (REM) -- Great page!!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2004 at 3:22 PM

    it does look fantastic! I'm glad there's the Albatros, Tante Sara and the chocolate place! (for *after* the trek... :-)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2004 at 5:05 AM

    This is a very interesting and helpful page. I can hardly wait to visit. Thanks for visiting my Mahe' page.

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2004 at 11:50 PM

    Splendid page with a lot of useful tips and unique pics... Me encanta leerte y seguir aprendido nuevas palabras... Gracias !!!

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