10 march Ushuaia (ARGENTINA)

A trekking under a pouring rain? This was the only thing missing!
Tierra del Fuego National Park welcomed us with a slight ray of sun and only after having engulfed with his dense vegetation it has thorwn against us all the water that it could ...

Alessandra, Roscio and I decide to proceed. Against the wind, mud, slippery rocks, cold, we complete our route: eight km in nearly three hours ...

It was fascinating to admire the trees that protect us from rainwater, the bushes caressing us, the mud that clung to us, our footsteps sign our passage ...

I had never "experienced" Nature in that deluge...

I'm glad I did not disheartened despite the rain and have lived this new experience ...

In the afternoon we visit the museum "Fin del mundo" which it narrates the history of this town at the edge of the world.
Its heroes, its founders, its discoverers, the old indigenous traditions and anecdotes ...
Interesting chat with the librarian of the museum about the Malvinas Islands, better known by the name of Falkland, despite many years have passed from the Anglo-Argentine war, lost by Hispanics, the latter continues to claim their right to membership of that rich and strategic island.
It was very sweet when she concluded her long harangue, declaring: "Los inglesos? Para nosotros: Pirates "(English? For us: pirates!)

 

 

 

11 march Ushuaia (ARGENTINA)

In the early 1900, Argentina decided to confine some of its most troublesome inmates in the most remote and inaccessible land, a bit as the Russians to Siberia or the Americans with Alcatraz ..

 

12 march Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)

Left Ushuaia and the end of the world, we fly back to Buenos Aires and a bit as happened in New Zealand, while flying over the whole country I thought that in three hours and 40 minute flight we were retracing the entire route by land that had occupied us for three weeks ...

Only at midnight we leave our backpacks at the hotel and shortly after we are already around the streets of the Argentine capital ... We reach Alexa, Tsvetalina and Magdalena, known in Ushuaia and we spend a pleasant evening laughing and joking until five in the morning while Ruben continues filling our glasses of alcohol ... Damn, in three hours our city tour with Alejandro starts, we do not want to miss it...

As two zombies we plunge back in the streets of this beautiful city visiting its most important neighborhoods.

Alejandro is very good in his explanations and manages to keep our attention alive even though we are so tired.

Plaza de Mayo. The famous main square of the capital, famous for the expressions of the mothers of the desaparechidos that, despite many years have gone, they continue to meet every Thursday evening and ask Argentina and the world for: Justice ...
It impresses me to see the scarf drawn on the ground, each represented the excruciating pain of a mother who has been asking for thirty years for news of son or daughter.

Opposite there is the famous "Casa Rosada", the Argentine Quirinale, made famous by the charismatic Eva Peron, so loved, even today, by the pueblo ...

The neighborhood of San Telmo with its narrow streets, colonial churches, his music filled the air and its people reminded me a bit of Havana ...

The yellow and blue neighborhood: Boca, made famous by Diego Maradona that here started playing football ... Argentines have managed to transform an infamous and dangerous area in a very characteristic and attractive one, for tourists, although the area remains off limits, not even the police "visits" it...
The football stadium, known as "Bombonera" is a museum that through its murals tells you the history of the team and its people ...
Boca: colorful, where you hear in the air Astor Piazzolla and his tango ... Many street artists, restaurants and postcards that will remain engraved in our minds, our hearts and in our eyes.

Puerto Madero, it's the VIP area, the modern and rich one, populated by children of landowners, with impeccable English gardens, big cars and the ladies with white poodle, the skyscrapers and yachts.

It's weird that only a cross-road divides it from the slums of Boca.
Palermo neighborhood. The elegant embassy area who shows us all its architectural splendor.
We end our interesting tour visiting the monumental cemetery, the resting place (who not everybody rests in peace considering that there are also people like the austere General Roca which exterminated the indigenous natives of the area) and the beautiful Evita.

Searching a good place for the desayuno, me and Roscio completely immerse ourselves in the life of Buenos Aires.

As I always say: even a simple stroll aimlessly, chatting with the locals, if only to ask for the information of a road make the trip.

 

 

13 march Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)

[Luca]: "A land without borders or nationality. Anyone can become a citizen if he wants. He just has to love nature more than anything else.
I will long remember the good humor and the sweet smiles of Chileans, their helpfulness and courtesy. Their faces, clearly Indian inspired me sympathy, the last remnants of a land and a people that no longer exists. "

[Silvia Vianello from Verona]: "Surprised by my amazement, water and rocks and stars and life. Wind purifies me, the silence, the old splendor. I fear the cold, I set aside the fear. I absorb the joy, discovery and friendship. Same as myself, my island, anarchy and again, a new way. "

 

Gracias Chile y Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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