By: Noemi Gamel
I have previously posted that many of our most amazing experiences during this round the world trip have happened serendipitously. Well, we had another such moment when visiting Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern-most city in the world.
We did the usual tourist attractions in Ushuaia such as exploring the beautiful forests of the Tierra del Fuego National Park. We visited the Prison Museum (Ushuaia started as a penal colony) and read the gruesome tale of the “Big-Eared Short Man” of Argentina, who committed his first act of violence at age 8 and his first murder at age 13. The kids drank “submarinos”, which are hot glasses of milk dunked with a chocolate bar, at a local coffee shop. Argentines know chocolate, that is for sure!
During our walk through town, we saw a sign on the window of a travel agency that said, “Last Minute Antarctica Deals – Boat Leaves November 7”. Chris and I looked at each other, smiled, and walked in. By the end of the day, we had decided we were going to Antarctica on the expedition ship Ushuaia.
Our next few posts will feature details and pictures of our Antarctica trip. I am very excited, because I am actually writing this article the day before we depart. Keep tuned to Thomson Family Adventures for more!