A Dream Come True….Antarctica and amazing weather

Staying in La Posta Hostel is a dream. It was recommended to us by lots of riders including Annaleen and Uli who we hosted in Vancouver on their way from Ushuia to Alaska.

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We have a few days here before we leave for Antarctica to tour around.

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It gave us time to try out all the places Wei suggested to eat. One of our favorites was Ramos Generales el Almacen, which is run by a French guy. The food and breads are amazing. We went there everyday! This is a submerino, which is hot liquor and hot milk that you drop the chocolate into.

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That is why we met Blaine and Irene here 2 days in a row. We first met Blaine in Banos Ecuador in November.

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We had to stop for photo ops at all the end of the world and Ushuaia signs.

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One day we took the bike up to the base of the ski hill and then out to the airport for some nice views of the city.

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Dan had lost his side stand extension on the ripio and so had a piece welded on.

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The MS expedition was docked the night before we sailed.

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We met up with our friends from Edmonton who were going on the cruise with us. We all stocked up on wine.

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We finally boarded at 4 pm and had great views of the city.

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The first order of business was the safety drill including life jacket and muster station drills.

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I’m not sure I’d want to spend much time in the lifeboats.

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We had booked a “steerage class” cabin, but were pleasantly surprised to find it was very nice.

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We ate all our meals here with our favorite waiter Louis.

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Garnet took very good care of us and always had our wine glasses set out.

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The sickness bags every 5 feet were a bit worrisome.

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We had a tour of the mudroom where we would gear up every day.

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The captain invited us for a tour of the bridge.

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The route to Antarctica!

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2 Responses to A Dream Come True….Antarctica and amazing weather

  1. Janet says:

    hi there,
    i am so envious, so u must have double the fun, for me and for yourself!
    please take lots of photos to share so we can live vicariously via them, thanks, j

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