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Ushuaia

June 4th, 2008

In Yamana, the dialect of the ancient Indians, Ushuaia means “Bay that penetrates to the west”. It’s the capital of Tierra del Fuego.

It was established in 1990. It is the youngest of the 24 argentine provinces. And it lies on the shores of the beagle canal.

 

Ushuaia Argentina

The hotels have grown in the last couple of years. Of course the ones I like best are:

Hotel del Glaciar

Las Hayas Resort Hotel

These are to die for!!!

As you all know I like cooking but also love to eat, in Ushuaia there are typical products that are the best to eat…the spider crab, the black hake and the Patagonian lamb are just a few of the gourmet alternatives you can find. A restaurant I always make sure I visit when in Ushuaia is Tia Elvira. You can eat crab in any and every way thinkable…great!!! The main street is called San Martin and guess what it is all DUTY FREE!!! And of course you can find the bars and cafes..

One of the things you can do is take the “end of the world train” the 14 km ride covers the last kilometers that the prisoners train that was used by the prison of Ushuaia prison between 1896 and 1947. this prison were forced labor in extreme weather conditions as you can imagine. the train stops at the Macarena Cascade where you can get off and see a reconstruction of an Indian camp and the source of the cascade.

Another thing you can do is the “Tierra del Fuego National Park” the road goes through the park up to the Lapataia Bay where you can take the Typical picture of the sign that shows Buenos Aires 3063 Kms and Alaska 17,848 km. this park is the country’s most southern protected area. It belongs to the Andean Patagonia protected areas and it tries to preserve 6 of the tree species there are there. Some of the trees: ñires, lengas and coihues or cherry trees for you guys.

From here you can also see the End of the world Lighthouse, and believe me you get goose bumps not only cause its cold but also cause it blows your mind to think you are at the bottom of the map.

Cerro Castor

Skiing Cerro Castor is a must.

The newest in Argentina and, like everything in Ushuaia, the southernmost in the world, Cerro Castor or Castor mount for you.

50 cms of powder snow every morning due to the stability of its temperature, offering one of the longest seasons in South America. Modern lifts, skiing and snowboarding school for those of us that always have room for learning and all the services that complement Ushuaia scenery.

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