Ushuaia – the end of the World

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Argentina

Here we are, the four of us with all our luggage, and looking for a place to stay. Even in low season it was not easy to find a hostel. Since the girls wanted to have a private room with bathroom they were looking a bit longer but finally came back to our hostel. Michael and I booked the four bed dorm since we were mostly lucky to have it to ourselves. Most people want to pay as little as possible and book them into the big dorm

For the next day we booked a boat tour around the Beagle Channel. In the morning we finished another report for our website to stay up-to-date and Michael transferred money to Ushuaia. Let’s see if it works as smooth as in Mendoza.

The boat was small so we enjoyed the trip with a few people, mainly Italians. Ushuaia, surrounded by the mountains, looked quite nice but the great part about the trip where the small islands with sea lions, cormorants and sea birds. We got really close so we didn’t really need the big lens. We still used it to see every single feather and hair.

Well you can imagine that we took plenty of pictures and the last evening we went out to eat the famous king crab. The three of us – Anna stayed in the hostel since she is vegetarian – enjoyed the fish better but at least we tried the crab.

In the afternoon we had tried to get our money - without success. The bank had a number system to confirm people and since Passports have a letter-number-combination they couldn’t confirm Michael. Means we had to get money from the ATM and have to try in Puerto Madryn again. With the money transfer we receive one third more than at the ATM.

Waiting for the money transfer half of the day we couldn’t go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park. That was a bummer but nothing to do about it. At 5 in the morning we jumped back in the bus to drive to Puerto Mandryn, to see whales and penguins. Let’s do the stamping marathon again with a 33 hours trip ahead of us.

Accommodation: Torre al Sur Hostel, Gobernador Paz 855, Ushuaia

Price: $ ARG 155 p.P., 4 bed dorm, shared bathroom, incl. breakfast

Comment: new and small hostel, really cozy chill out area. Could have more bathrooms (2 bathrooms
                 for each gender)