Ushuaia
Ushuaia is the southernmost city of the world, and the end of the 48.000 km long Pan-American Highway.
The town  proudly advertizes itself as "Fin del Mundo", or the end of the world. 
Missionaries and convicts had a very important role in the region's history but nowadays Ushuaia is an important tourist hub for visiting the abundant Beagle Channel wildlife and tours to Antarctica.
 
The naval base at Ushuaia was also the port from where in 1982 the short-lived Argentinan invasion of the Falkland islands started. Nowadays there is a large memorial for the fallen Argentine soldiers in the Guerra de las Malvinas. 
 
We called port on Feb 29  2008 for a Beagle Channel wildlife tour and a short visit to the capital of Tierra del Fuego.
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in the morning there is plenty of sunshine in Ushuaia
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but in the afternoon it starts raining
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yes, they have an obelisk in Ushuaia
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like many places in Argentina, Ushuaia has a statue for Evita Peron
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penguins down the drain? No, it leads to a souvenir shop
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in the afternoon we depart for Punta Arenas, time for a last picture of Ushuaia
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