December 26, 2010. (ARGENTINA, Ushuai)
I caught the 7:30 am bus to Ushuai from Puerto Natales, Chile. About 6 hours of this journey was on gravel/dirt highways. We also had one ferry crossing. I arrived at 7:30 pm and located the FREE Style Hostel. Checked the nearby travel agency looking for inexpensive, last minute Antarctica trip. I was told to check back tomorrow.
December 27, 2010.
I was waiting for an opportunity to do the January 1st cruise to Antarctica for $3149 but it seems someone else booked the last spot. I decided to go the the December 28th departure for $3990. Not happy about it but much less than the typical cost of $10,000. It is a "Once in a lifetime experience ". I also booked a $197 flight from Ushuai to Buenos Aires on my return. The flight is 4 hours and the bus to Buenos Aires was 50 hours AND $250. NO BRAINER. Antarctica departure tomorrow.