The shuttle to the airport was scheduled for 6am. We were packed and ready to go. We were soon checked in and at the gate. Everything was going smoothly when the flight to Ushuaia was delayed. We could only wait until the flight was called. After landing in Ushuaia, we were picked up by a shuttle driver and taken to the hotel. He would come back later, (allowing us to get checked in and get a bite to eat), for the city tour that was scheduled for the afternoon. The city tour was interesting. Our guide showed us parts of the town not ordinarily seen or understood by tourists. We were shown houses built on platforms, so if the house needed to be moved to another property it could easily be done. Houses are also built with unusual materials. Our guide explained, that in the 1990's, Argentina made a push for people to relocate to Ushuaia, giving them tax breaks. Housing has become scarce and some houses are built on public property. We were also taken to vantage points and shown panoramic views of the city. After the tour, we were let off on the main street, Ave San Martin. We sampled some Patagonia beer before having dinner at La Cantina Fueguina de Freddy, where we had king crab. In the window is a large tank of fresh king crab. You choose the crab for your dinner, and it is then prepared and presented to you. I could not pass that up.
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