as far south as you go

From downtown Ushuaia you can see the Martial Mountains of Tierra del Fuego, the most southernmost national park. And one of the places I still wanted to visit in South America. I walked the Sendra Costera, a 4 mile trail, which weaves along the Ensanada Bay and offers views of the Andes.

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Canelo Tree

We didn’t see much fauna out there apart from horses that ran away from farms. But we saw a few different types of flora such as the Canelo Tree. The bark is used to smoke fish to give it a peppery flavour but the actual peppers are banned in Chile.

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Statue by the bay

I could walk along the bay and around this tiny downtown all day. The wind feels amazing as it threads through my hair and brushes against my face.

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Street art covering the post office that used to be a prison

In this tiny little town I feel incredibly safe; it’s difficult to imagine that this was a place where they sent their worst criminals – to a prison at the end of the world.

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