Thanksgiving, as celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is a uniquely American holiday, but you still might want to talk about it in French, Spanish, or Italian. Here’s some vocabulary to help you get ready for today’s American Thanksgiving – and some vegetarian recipes, just in case.
As we approached Buenos Aires, our final port of call, we were treated to a spectacular red sun setting behind the skyline. We couldn’t have asked for a better view on the last night of our 5-week cruise.
After leaving Ushuaia, we had a day at sea as we made our way toward the Falklands. When I went to the Arts Café that afternoon, there was a bit of excitement: a bird had been hanging out on the terrace for hours. It was generally agreed that he’d come aboard while we were docked in Ushuaia and that maybe he wasn’t a seabird, so was stuck until we got close to land again.
I sat down several feet away in order to take some pictures. I also said hello and chatted a bit because, you know, manners.
We spent a couple hours wandering around Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands.* Continue reading
After a week and half cruising along Chile’s beautiful western border, we came to Argentina, my 6th new country on this trip. More specifically, we docked in Ushuaia, the self-proclaimed southernmost city in the world*, part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in mythical Patagonia. Its Fin del Mundo / “End of the World” nickname gleefully adorns signs and merchandise at every opportunity.
Our day cruising through the Chilean fjords started out cold and foggy, but a short-lived rainbow at 9am gave me hope that the weather would improve.