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(Very) Southern Hospitality at Los Cauquenes

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  Site Where: Reinamora 3462, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 9410
February 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM | by | ()

After twelve days of luxury cruising around the Antarctic Peninsula, during which we had been pampered, petted, watered with champagne and force fed with exotic treats, we were ready for a reality check. After docking in Ushuaia, therefore, we booked ourselves into a simple, spartan hostel run by a religious charity, where guests were asked to pick herbs from the kitchen garden and stir them into the vast cauldron of broth from which lunch and dinner derived.

Just kidding, of course. We went to Los Cauquenes -- the best hotel in Ushuaia, and the southernmost 5-star lodging in the world.

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'Legendary' Lodging At The End of the World

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  Site Where: Barrio Lo Loma, Ushuaia, Argentina, 9410
February 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM | by | ()

Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city. It has an airport, a ski center, magnificent views in all directions, some decent seafood restaurants, a busy port, three types of beer, two terrestrial TV channels, 9,546 overpriced outdoor clothing outlets, and some attractive lodgings.

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