Beagle Channel view from Tierra de Leyendas hotel (Cynthia Gillett)
We arrive in the Buenos Aires International Airport after our overnight flight from Atlanta and - Hooray! - our Adventure Life local contact is waiting for us just outside customs to help us exchange currency, get a bite to eat, and then take us to the Jorge Newberry domestic airport for our flight to Ushuaia - our first destination. A brief but interesting narrated tour through Buenos Aires on the way. Mid-afternoon we arrive in Ushuaia airport (a tiny airstrip on a little peninsula - don't look down!) to be greeted once again by a friendly local guide who takes us to our hotel, the lovely small inn called Tierra de Leyendas. A little outside of downtown Ushuaia with a beautiful view of Beagle Channel, gracious and welcoming hosts (as well as the first of our many glasses of Argentine wine). After a short refreshing nap, we head downtown to a highly recommended seafood restaurant - Kaupe. It was wonderful, again with a view of the water - we saw a double rainbow from our dining table! Superb scallops and king crab and mussels and sea bass. Back to Tierra de Leyendas to sleep in a very comfortable bed with views of the Beagle Channel visible until after 11pm! The Argentine summer solstice!
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