Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018:
Day 1 of G Adventures – Antarctica Classic – Booking code: XVCASX
Day 1s program: “Arrive at any time in Ushuaia. There will be a welcome desk in the lobby of the start hotel that will provide more specific information on the G Expedition and your upcoming adventure …”
Wakeup early, pack our things together, rush through a quick hotel breakfast and take a Remis to Aeroparque, Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP) for 150 A$ from the hotel. Small airport, easy checkin, everything smooth.
In front of the airport Rio de la Plata joins atlanic ocean. The biggest habour of Buenos Aires is hell of dirty. The water doesnot invite to swim here, but you can see Uruguay on the other side.
AEP is super small, clean and fast service. We tactically took 17A and 17C, that worked so we had a free middle seat on our 3h45 flight to Ushuaia, most southern city in the world.
Flight 4: Latam 4M7742 from Aeroparque, Buenos Aires (AEP) 08:45 to Ushuaia (USH) 12:30, duration 3h45; 2.384 km; 1.496 LatAm Pass Punkte
Guess who has 2.5 seats and who has 0.5 seats?
Welcome to the real Ushuaia: Cold, wet, foggy. No sven väth here …
Weather looks perfect to cross drakes passage:
After arrival we got a map and made our way to Albatros Hotel, Ushuaia, hmmm, has seen better times, … smelly, but clean. A little bit cold.
So, we grab our running stuff and run. And as it is common in Patagonia, weather changes quickly. As the rain gets to heavy, we turn around early. There is some gangs of feral dogs, we should take care of, the lady at the hotels reception said.
After running we walk ushuaia, get the obligatory Hardrock Cafe Shirt and look for something to eat. Ushuaia is incredible expensive.
We end up in hardrock cafe. But go for a dessert instead. It is bright until 10 pm.