Seeing the title I know you have guessed wrong. Let me correct you, this is not a Hollywood movie title. And this is not any astrological prediction either. End Of The World is a nickname assigned to the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia. Nestled amongst picturesque settings of Andes mountains and Beagle channel, Ushuaia is also the gateway to Antarctic expeditions.
My early morning flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia took around four hours. At 9 am in morning I reached my hotel Altos, which offered splendid vistas of the city. With magnificent mountains in backdrop, vast expanse of sea in front and dense forests perfected the landscape of Ushuaia.
There were many sightseeing tours available to choose from. But in the last town of the world, I wanted to do something different. Some quick bites of snacks with coffee and I planned to explore the city like a wanderer. And without a plan. Just kept walking in different directions of the city to have the real feel of interiors.
In late evening back to hotel, had meal and slept early. Only to find me awake at midnight. Daylight filtered through curtains. I glanced through window and to my amazement it was bright day outside. Looked at watch, just 2am. It seemed as if there was no night in Ushuaia. I got a crazy idea. Wrapped myself in extra layer of woollens, as Ushuaia weather is quite chilly even in summer. I left for hiking in dense Patagonian forest. Luckily my hotel was situated on that side.
Just me and my camera, on the adventure. Crisscrossing trails, snow capped mountain peaks, beautiful wood houses in dense forest and scenic panorama of city. All looked fabulous under colourful lights shimmering from sky. Every few minutes colours in the horizon changed. And I was quick to capture all in my camera.
At 6am I was back in hotel. And went on to sleep again. At 10am after breakfast I left on my last leg of hiking spree, towards downtown and port side.
This was Ushuaia, the End Of The World, through my eyes.
Sixth continent traveled. Now I will embark on my journey to seventh continent.