After the 3.5-hour flight from Buenos Aires, we finally arrived in Ushuaia International Airport around 12noon, January 6, 2014. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world.
We were greeted by Ushuaia’s A&K staff and quickly transferred to a bus for a brief city tour prior to our lunch in a local restaurant. It was a cloudy day with periodic drizzle at sea level, while snowing on the mountain top even in January, a summer month in Ushuaia.
Below are just some of the attractions we saw during the bus tour. Read Ushuaia Argentina for other Ushuaia attractions.
January 6, 2014: Cloudy with snowfall on mountain top in Ushuaia.
January 6, 2014: Ushuaia Port is often used by passengers as a cruise-ship gateway to the Antarctica.
January 6, 2014: Ushuaia city skyline with an abandoned ship.
January 6, 2014: Ushuaia Casino
January 6, 2014: This is the first penguin we saw since landing in Ushuaia. :-) Aeroclub Ushuaia is located next to the Ushuaia–Malvinas Argentinas International Airport. It is a small public airport for small aircrafts.
January 6, 2014: An abandoned old aircraft by Aeroclub Ushuaia. The airplane is inscribed Armada Argentina (Argentine Navy).
January 6, 2014: A monument for capitan de corbeta Gerardo Zaratiegui (Lieutenant Commander Gerardo Zaratiegui) is across from the Aeroclub Ushuaia.
January 6, 2014: A shipwreck by Aeroclub Ushuaia.
January 6, 2014: Standing in front of the abandoned ship. I wonder if it's a war ship used during the Falklands War.
January 6, 2014: Bus tour around Ushuaia city with some colorful housing.
January 6, 2014: Some colorful architecture in Ushuaia.
January 6, 2014: Patagonia Bank. It started to rain heavily. :-(
January 6, 2014: Cruise and cargo ships by Ushuaia Port.
January 6, 2014: Le Boreal cruise ship is the one that we are going to take this afternoon for the Antarctic Expedition.
January 6, 2014: Le Boreal Antarctic cruise ship carries a French flag.
January 6, 2014: There are plenty of stores along the shore of Ushuaia Port that offer cruise and boat tour packages. These tours are small boats travelling within Beagle Channel only.
January 6, 2014: Across from those boat tour shops is the Ushuaia Tourism Office, which offers free passport stamps such as those seen here.
January 6, 2014: Hotel Albatros next to the Civic Plaza and the Government House of Tierra del Fuego. Just when we were about to leave for lunch, the weather started to turn sunny. Wish the sun would have come earlier!!!
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