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    Posted September 24, 2011 by
    dexico
    Location
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Argentina: Peaks and penguins

    Tierra del Fuego

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dexico says, 'I have traveled to all continents and seen nearly 100 countries, but there is something otherworldly about Tierra del Fuego. It's such a unique environment and it is among my favorite places. As advice to travelers, dont go in January or the first couple of weeks of February. Buenos Aires is hot and many people are away and the other parts of the country are packed with vacationers.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    I have lived in Argentina for many years and there are dozens of unforgettable places to visit. Salta in the north; Igazu, of course, and the ruined missions in the province of Misiones nearby. Bariloche (a bit touristy), El Calafate and the glaciers even the barren and eerie Patagonia. But for me the highlight of  a uique Argentine experience is Tierra del Fuego.  Og, they hype the "fin del mundo"(end of the world) but there is a palpable other worldly feel. Different flora and fauna are immediately noticeable.  Penguins available to walk among. A view of Puerto Williams across the channel, that town in Chile being the southernmost town in the world. Of course Ushuaia, Argentina -- which should be your base -- is the southernmost city in the world.  The competition between Chile and Argentina, now friendly, goes on!

     

    Be sure to rtent a car to get to remove Estancia Halburton (see photo with boat) to catch the ride tp penguin island. (anding on the island extremely restricted.) And then drive up route 3 to Tolhuin, passing Cerro Pastor ski area and mysterious Lago Fagnano. I guarantee that TdeF will always be in your memories after your visit

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