I was much calmer today since I knew my luggage had arrived to Buenos Aires and I only had one more flight to go once I checked it back in. The flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia stopped in this crazy remote city El Calefate but it is apprently the hiking mecca in Argentina and borders Patagonia. This picture is from the airport runway!! The landscapes that I was seeing, I don't know how anyone could live out there, it was very rugged! The water though was this gorgous blue that I was familiar with from New Zealand. Once we took off from this remote town, we were on our final destination of Ushuaia. These airports are so tiny and you see this runway that is almost in the begal canal - pretty crazy landing right next to all of the water. A short taxi ride got me to the Albatros Hotel. One thing I realize - not many people down here speak English - why would they need to - it has made getting around a little bit trickier then my other trips where for the most part someone around knew some type of English. I met this girl right before I boarded out of Buenos Aires and we ran into each other on the street. We decided to eat at this Crab place that the people I booked the tour through had suggested. I got King Crab soup - massive amounts of crab with some veggies. Everything in this town is super super expensive. There were people ordering an entire King Crab for over $50 on 1 crab. It was seriously bigger than my head!
I got to take a photo with the Ushuaia sign today saying end of the world. I need to find a shot glass that says that since I have one from Ecuador that says middle of the world when I went to the equator! Tonight there is some type of protest going on - apparently this is every other day where they just play music and have a parade in the streets. Not a normal protest by far. It is past 10pm here and it looks like it would be 3pm in York - no sign of night and the birds are still chirping.
Tomorrow I will be handing in my luggage early in the morning and have the entire day to explore this cute city. It has all of these cute shops and doesn't give off any sketchy vibes at all - the hardest part is just communicating with what you want. There is a bus tour of the city that they guy goes, well its $200 pesos and it includes a cup of coffee - I think after my past few days anything with coffee is going to sell me. About 15 pesos equals 1 of our dollars. So my bowl of soup really didn't cost $250 and a drink $110! Off to get some sleep because the journey really begins tomorrow!