After my first week in South America
09.02.2008 - 15.02.2008 18 °C
Well, after one week in SA and im just about to write my first blog. Ive had a great week, Ushuai was stunning, the flight in spectacular, Ushuai is a lovely little town overlooking the Beagle Channel (yes the same Beagle that Charles Darwin took) to the South, and surrounded by mountains on the other sides. The hostel was great andf I met a nice group of people for a couple of nights out. The highlight was the trip on the channel, we saw penguis, Albatross, Sealions and seals, as well as the mountains everywhere - stunning!
After that I took the trip down to Punto Arenas, 12 hours of nothingness, it really is incredible to see that people do actually live in these massive Patagonian steps, now im in Puerton Natales, and in a few hours the trip to Torres del PAine National PArk for 5 days hiking, its going to be frustrating not being able to climb there, but its probably out of my depth!
I cant really say ive had a cultural experience so far, as its very easy to meet foreigners, however so far the people have been very kind, the hostels clean and the bus services clean and effecient. However by far the best thing about Patagonia is the views and the emptiness.
Will post again soon,