The End of the World

April 05, 2013

This post will be a bit scattered. It encompasses Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, and Ushuaia. The post-TorresdelPaine part of Patagonia doesn't really fit into a specific category other than that...the End of the World. 

 
Here's a couple shots from my last day in Puerto Natales. After the trek, I was still in relaxation mode - doing my best to recharge after losing 10 lbs. I found out there were a few world renowned hotels within a long walk along the golden coastline, and figured they were worth a look...
 
 
 
 
La Remota is one of the top new hotels in the Americas (www.remotahotel.com). Beautifully built into the countryside - Howard Roark and Frank Lloyd Wright would have been proud. 
 
 
 
 
The Singular Patagonia was redeveloped from a massive sheep sheering factory (thesingular.com/puertobories-en) - the history of the company tells the story of Puerto Natales' beginnings. It was the perfect place to enjoy some stunning lakeside views. 
 
 
 
I left south for Punta Arenas pretty much for the penguins, but stumbled upon a cemetery that rivaled that of Ricoleta in Buenos Aires. The place was haunting and magnetic - I spent the better part of an afternoon here wandering. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And so I made it. The actual end of the world. Ushuaia. Aside from Antarctica (which is far outside the backpacker budget - believe me, I looked!), this is pretty much it. Although activities were limited, I got a high from just walking around knowing how far on the map I'd come. 
 
 
 
 

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