Friday, January 11, 2008

Hanging Around in Punta Arenas

Since we´ve been done trekking, we have just been hanging around the city. We wanted to go to Ushuia, but all the busses are full! Also, we tried changing our plane tickets to leave to Santiago early to visit there, but LAN Chile airlines are retarded! We couldn´t change our tickets. So instead, yesterday, we went to Fuerte Bulnes, about the most southern spot you can drive on the continent! It was a reconstruction of the old fort which was there in the mid to late 1800s. The people from the fort eventually founded Punta Arenas.

Today is a relaxing day with not much to do except upload photos, do laundry, etc. Tomorrow we will go on a ferry and cross the Strait of Magellan to Tierra Del Fuego to the city of Porvenir, Chile. There is supposed to be a Laguna with a nature reserve and flamingos! So we will go there overnight, and come back Sunday. Then we fly out on Monday.

For now, we have uploaded more photos on, including pictures from our trek in Torres Del Paine. :-)

Penguins at Seno Otway
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Wildflowers in Torres Del Paine
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