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We’re at the end of the world in Ushuaia

Last Sunday we arrived in Ushuaia, the southern most city of South America nicknamed “the end of the world”.  This slogan is well used throughout the city, appearing on clothing, menus, tourist attractions, road signs, etc.

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Isla Magdalena: Home to 120,000 Magellanic penguins

I wanted to be wowed, and Isla Magdalena delivered with its breeding colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins.  This small, uninhabited island lies inside the infamous and important Magellan Strait at the southern end of South America, at the tail end of Patagonia and just north of Antarctica.

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Baby it’s cold down here

As we stepped off the plane in Punta Arenas last Thursday, we were greeted with a definite chill in the air.  Maybe not as cold as Canada, but definitely the coldest weather we have experienced so far.

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Side trip to Chiloé

Listed as one of the top ten islands to see before you die by Yahoo Travel, we were compelled to spend a few days exploring the Island of Chiloé which is separated from mainland Chile by a 30-minute ferry ride across the Chacao Channel.  

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A new year, a new look!

A big thanks to our friend Daphne in Holland (pictured to the left with her boyfriend Jasper) who customized the header on our website with personalized images from our recent travels.  We think she did an awesome job and we’re thrilled with the new look.

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Happy New Year!

I think we’re going to remember the last day of 2011 for quite some time as it’s not every day you climb to the brim of an active volcano that is covered in snow, and then slide all the way down on your bum.

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