For our last few days in Ushuaia, we decided to rent a car to see more places. From our experience, walking to a taxi stand takes about twenty minutes – and this is in freezing temp and through some slippery, icy roads.
We planned to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, but we were advised not to proceed at the park’s entrance. We needed four winter tires, not just the two we had in front. They were looking out for us, as some parts of the paths became icy from the snow a few days before.
And so to make the most of our time with the car, and to photograph more sceneries, we decided to go on a Patagonian road trip!
Being surrounded by these mountains really gives a feeling of wonder and appreciation for the Earth we live in
We’re staying in Ushuaia for 3 weeks, so we weren’t in any rush to do activities right away.
The first week, we were just enjoying staying in our Airbnb – enjoying the -2 degrees Celsius weather being under blankets and watching Twin Peaks and Atlanta.
Two days ago, we finally decided to do a major tourist activity – the Canal Beagle tour! We booked through Destino Patagonia, and the tour lasts about 3 hours. The boats leave at twice daily, at 10am and at 3pm. We of course took the afternoon one, for more warmth and the sunset!
It’s 9:04am here in Ushuaia, Patagonia in Argentina, the literal end of the world, and it still looks like 5am outside.
The sun has been rising at roughly 10am every day since we got here almost a week ago, and it’s been giving me slight headaches since I am an early riser. I wake up at 5am, 6am, 7am then I finally decide to get up at 8am. And it’s always still dark outside.
We are staying in a studio-type Airbnb here, and as I am writing this, I can hear Alex sleeping soundly. He wakes up a wee bit later than I do… This is a time for me to reflect on how…
Life has been slow, cold, yet wonderful lately.
Maybe it’s the 5mbps internet we have in this resort town, or the temperature in the negative degrees, or just by being next to snowy mountains when we look outside the window. Being here gives me a sense of reflection, of longing to share stories in longer form. The slow internet connection forces one to be in this mood…