Author Archive: nickfield

These damn beavers in Argentina!

Man, these Canadian Beavers are assholes. Someone in Argentina thought it would be a good idea to bring 25 beaver couples to Tierra del Fuego. Well now there are 250,000 of these things and they are wreaking havoc all over the place. One beaver can move 4000 kg of wood per year, so all these beavers are moving 1,000,000,000 kg of trees around building these damn dams and generally being shitheads.  

     
   

Tango B&B and Glacier Hike

Because we were trying to get on an Antarctica expedition last minute in the super high season of January, which didn’t work out, we didn’t have any accommodation while here in Ushuaia. That left us in a toght spot and we have had to bounce from hotel to hotel at high rates. Last night we stayed in a nasty shithole called Hostal Movina or something and it was just not cool. We moved up the this Tango Bed and Breakfast and its nicer already. We have two nights here. Evelyne is sleepong before we take a hike to thr Glacier and I dont have an internet connection, so I figure I’d ramble on here for a while. Tomorrow we have some cool shit booked. I like cool shit. I will show you that shit later. 

Saturday we go to El Calafate and have some more cool shit to do there. 
Last night we had a super nice dinner at a spot called Lola, but you try to get something moderately healthy, anywhere here, like white fish, and they serve it to you literally drowned in butter. Like a fish needs salt water to live, right? It can’t survive in liquid butter, can it? 

The wine here is so good. Evelyne, being 4 months pregnant, yesterday, can’t drink it. She can watch me drink it. 

At this point I am literally typing because I have nothing better to do for five more minutes.  Read how depraved penguins are in thr post below. They are sick little fuckers. 

    
 

Early flight to Ushuaia 

We woke up at 5am, after going to bed at 2am to hop in a taxi to take us to EZE (Buenos Aires) Airport. Needless to say we were really really really fucking tired, but we made it. Then hopped on a 3.5 hour flight and made it to Ushuaia.

We were on a massive 747 that was totally full. Apparently, there are many flights going to Ushuaia this time of year and they’re all full. The airport is the size of… well, it’s just really fucking small and getting your luggage from the carousel is difficult.

Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city and is the capital of Tierra Del Fuego. It was about 8 degrees C when we arrived. We hopped into a cab and I went to 3 last minute Antarctica offices. No luck. Not going to Antarctica. I thought I may have to get from the flight directly on a ship, so as a result, I didn’t book accommodation. Well it’s high season. Fortunately, our trusty lonely planet pointed us in the direction of a nice B&B and we’re in a log cabin. That’s after trying to find accommodation for an hour in a pizza shop. The place is called: Cabañas Aves del Sur. It’s really pleasant, but we can only stay one night here as everything else is booked up. We just woke up from a long nap, which kind of sucks, but hopefully by tomorrow we’ll be on a “normal” schedule.

The owner of the BnB suggested for us lots and lots of things to do, so that’ll be cool. I’ll add some more photos soon.

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Cuisine, friends and wine in Palermo

Met up with the only people I know in Argentina. Cruz & Angie. We had some dinner in Palermo. They think we should not do Antarctica and stick with Patagonia. Gave us tonnes of tips. The girls worked with World Crawl Miami last year. As they were selling me on Patagonia, we were selling them on Vegas. We downed a couple bolettas de vino and got stoked for our return to Buenos Aires. When we get back we have to go to a futball game. We are off to Ushuaia now. 

Uno boletto mas de vino por favor!  

 
To the airport. 

  

To my mom – i see poodles

Hi mom!
So for some reason, everyone in this part of Buenos Aires has poodles. Evelyne and I took only two walks today (because we were jet lagged) and during those walks I saw so many miniature poodles. I saw four. It only occurred to document them as i saw the last one. A friend mentioned they are good apartment dogs, which is logical.