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Lunch and Dinner in Ushuaia

King Crab Rules

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We are back in our hotel by 8:45pm so I think it is worth one more real time blog after 4 days without internet! I twitched a bit but survived not being connected! Today, we had lunch by ourselves in Ushuwaia while the rest of the group had lunch with a local family. To be honest, I think we won because we ate at a little whole in the wall on the main street and started off with a gratis lentil and calamari dip and then ordered a crab cocktail followed by shrimp for Michael and Black Hake (we know it as Chilean Bass) which was amazing. Then we wondered around town before returning to our hotel at about 2:30pm. It turns out that because of the nation wide strike tomorrow, not only can we not get out of Ushuaia, our hotel doesn't have room for us another night so we have to move to another hotel tomorrow morning. All things considered, we are doing pretty good because with the strike, not everyone has gotten a hotel room and some may have to camp out at the airport! As we told Julio at dinner, we are truly experiencing Argentina.

Then tonight, we had dinner at another restaurant where we started of with a king crab soup that was followed up with a whole King Crab for 2 who we named "Freddy". I will post a before and after shot of Freddy who we very much enjoyed getting to know! Not sure he feels the same about us but no matter.

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Tomorrow we pack up again and leave our luggage downstairs while we do another hike in Terra del Fuego National Park -- then lunch on our own, check into our new hotel, and then tomorrow night, we have our farewell dinner. Interestingly, of course we all have been exposed to Covid but Michael and I are about the only ones who have tested. Lots more coughing going on and I suspect there will be more positive Covid testing when folks get home on the 25th or 26th. I guess if you don't test, you don't have Covid! ???

Nonetheless, it has been a great trip and we will recoup and be ready for the next one starting January 27th.

Posted by Baroni 23:46 Archived in Argentina

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