Hello Ushuaia

5:19 AM

Hello from chilly Ushuaia where the temperature is a lovely 6 degrees Celsius. Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and is, literally, the End of the World! The trip to here was a very comfortable one actually; took a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia from the domestic airport 'Jorge Newbery Aeropuerto' and for a domestic airport it is fabulous! Really loved it! Now getting down in Ushuaia, I was somewhat prepared that the airport would be a Salalah style airport where we literally had to walk to the arrival terminal but amazingly it is way advanced than I thought with walkways and everything in place. I must give Argentina credit for being way advanced in its infrastructure than most people give it credit for. I think partially I'd have to blame myself for the misconception of reading information online and researching about the country but interpreting it in a different manner.

Reaching Ushuaia and I am met with beautiful cloudy skies and mountains that are simply breathtaking; an amazing sight for sore eyes. But stepping out of the airport to the view was something surreal, a slap of cold breeze hits your face and the reality sinks in of this adventure and the reason why this is so important. These snowy mountains may not be snowy decades from now and to help keep this amazing view intact for the future is what is at stake.

I'm currently staying at the Hotel Campanillas for a night before I meet up with the rest of the 2041 team, I was told by Tiffany, one of the team leaders who greeted me at the airport that we are a total of 80 people on board and that tomorrow is when the real challenge and fun begins! So excited and can't wait. It has sunk in people! I am going to Antarctica!

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  1. Indeed it is, enjoy every moment take it all in. You have made it my friend thank you for documenting about your journey looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Stay safe :)

  2. Nice to see it's finally sinking in, haha! Blessings as you set off for Antarctica, Rummy! :-)

  3. Ameer AbdulhussainMarch 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    So glad to see that you made it safe and sound! Loving the pictures so far, they're bringing back so many memories from last years' expedition.
    Don't forget to really live in the moments and absorb everything around you.
    Take care of yourself and we cannot wait to hear about your journey.

    Be safe,

  4. Way to go....

    Cant wait to see what your going to post about the South Pole!

    Keep thinking of sunny Oman :)


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