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Ushuaia

We spent a few days in Ushuaia before our Antarctic trip; so I feel qualified to offer advice:
1. The clothing you need for Antarctica can be bought here. Prices O.K. by Australian standards.
2. There are some upmarket hotels with good views but most are more expensive and a bit out of town. We stayed at the Austral Hotel small, warm, comfortable, friendly, a walk away from everything. Recommended. But have the address written down for the taxi driver; "Austral" has a generic meaning in Spanish.
3. Visit the museums. Allow plenty of time, but check opening hours.
4. Eat at the Estancia. Lamb in generous chunks. Seafood is supposed to be good in Ushuaia but the seafood restaurant recommended to us was crowded and ordinary.
5. Do the day trip to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
6. Be very careful walking up the side streets: you could easily break a leg.
View from our hotel
View from our hotel
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront  1
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront 1
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront  2
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront 2
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront  3
Sunny view of Ushaia city from waterfront 3
Main Street
Main Street
Buying clothes for our Antarctic trip
Buying clothes for our Antarctic trip
Information overload
Information overload
Garden on a street corner
Garden on a street corner
Somebody's front garden
Somebody's front garden
Eccentric Local Architecture
Eccentric Local Architecture
Austral Hotel ceiling
Austral Hotel ceiling
Ushuaia seabirds
Ushuaia seabirds
This bay freezes over
This bay freezes over
Looking towards Chile
Looking towards Chile
Bigger ships than ours
Bigger ships than ours
San Cristobal has been here a long time
San Cristobal has been here a long time
Argentinian Navy Ships
Argentinian Navy Ships
The prisoners' train
The prisoners' train
Museum display  the original inhabitants
Museum display the original inhabitants
Ship model in museum display
Ship model in museum display
Ship model in museum display
Ship model in museum display
Ship model in museum display
Ship model in museum display
Ship models in museum display
Ship models in museum display
Model of Beagle in museum display
Model of Beagle in museum display
Gaol cells in museum
Gaol cells in museum
Counselling session
Counselling session
Original Ushuaia train
Original Ushuaia train
Gaol cells in museum
Gaol cells in museum