Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ushuaia - Not Your Everyday Tourist Destination


"Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world, is the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida and South Atlantic Islands.

"Situated on the border of the Beagle Canal and surrounded by the Mounts Martial, this city offers a unique landscape in Argentina made up of mountains, sea, glaciers and woods.

"Its capricious topography has generated an extremely picturesque city that combines colours and unevenness with the silhouette of the Andes Mountain Range as background....

"...The city comprises a very good lodging and gastronomic infrastructure, where you can try the traditional fueguina spider crab surrounded by the frame of a prodigious nature."

The website describes itself as "the most complete guide for the tourist and traveller who wish to discover Argentina and plan his next holidays." I haven't confirmed that, but the website does have quite a bit of information: maps, photos, and text descriptions.

There's more than the Beagle Canal and fueguina spider crab to Ushiaia, this page and its links inform us. Thanks to the mountains and climate, there's alpine (downhill, in Minnesotan) and cross-country skiing; and the Tierra del Fuego National Park, for example.

I doubt I'll ever go there: my income and lifestyle being what they are, I'll be doing well to take a scenic tour of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, sometime in the next few years - or maybe even Pelican Rapids.

For someone who's looking for an alternative to the same dreary routine of Cannes, Bangkok, and Vail, though, Ushiaia sounds like a good place to consider. With a population of around 29,500, some might consider it to have a 'small town' feel, with metropolitan services.

Or, maybe not. The city sounds interesting, though.

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