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.
Falkland Islands / Las Malvinas
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.
Torres del Paine National Park (Chile)
Our last port in Chile was Punta Arenas, where we chose a 12-hour excursion to Torre del Paine National Park that used up most of our ship credit. While it was very good, it definitely didn’t live up to the expense or the hype.
Chilean Lake District
After docking in Puerto Montt, we boarded a bus for a 90-minute drive with spectacular views of mountains and lakes.