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September 27, 2022

Things to do in Olden Norway



A Day in Olden Norway

Olden is a village in Norway and my second stop on the Noway Iceland Cruise Cruise, Located at the northern end of the Oldedalen valley, on the southern edge of the Nordfjorden and its proximity to the Briksdal glacier.

Olden is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. As I left the Cruise Terminal to go see the Town there was a Red Color sightseeing bus to glacier viewpoint, I bought a ticket and got on the bus, I used a credit card as I did not have any Norwegian Currency. credit cards are accepted in most places in Norway.

Things to do in Olden Norway

Glacier Sightseeing tour - Glacier Sightseeing tour started from the cruise terminal towards glacier viewpoint. The tour goes along the beautiful Olden Lake surrounded by tall mountains, and waterfalls.

Lake Olden
Lake Olden

The sightseeing bus went through old houses and farms, also there was a commentary about American philanthropic William H Singer who loved Olden, lived there and built a hospital.

Near the Cruise Port there is a small market, the bus stopped there and I got off the bus to do some souvenir shopping. From there I walked to the ship and had a nice lunch.

Mt. Hoven - Breathtaking Views

Olden Norway

From Red sightseeing bus to the blue bus, the cost for the blue bus was $85 USD which included ticket to Loen Skylift, the skylift takes you straight up to to Mt. Hoven.

Loen Skylift is one of the steepest aerial tramway in the world.

Mt. Hoven, a 1011 meter mountain, it offers a spectacular view of the fjords. Mt. Hoven is a starting point for several hiking trails, one has to be in good shape to do the hike which I am not, so did not attempt to do the hikes, Instead did Photography and spent time admiring the view from a restaurant terrace which is on Mt. Hoven.

FAQ in Leon Skylift check out their website at https://www.loenskylift.com/

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September 22, 2022

Las Vegas Tips 2022

Visited Las Vegas Nevada in March 2022, my second time in Vegas, link to my previous Post 

I flew on a direct flight from Austin Texas to Las Vegas, the flight and Airports enforce Mask Policy due to covid 19. In Vegas however there is no Mask enforced in hotels, casinos, eating establishments or shows.

Vegas Airport to Hotel - I used Ride Share and the cost was $15 from the airport to the middle of Vegas Strip. 

Safety - Vegas is generally safe, however there are scams, avoid anyone offering anything free on the streets or Women asking to take photos with them, use common sense you'll be fine. 


 

My Hotel Suggestion  - I stayed in a hotel in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, from my past Vegas visit experience one thing I learnt, I did not want to spend all my vacation walking, taking buses and ride shares instead I wanted to enjoy my time in Las Vegas. Everywhere I went or did was in the Mid strip within 15 minutes of walking, even then I did end up walking a lot. I did take a day trip to Antelope Canyon and Horse Shoe Bend, the bus picked me up right outside my hotel and  dropped me back at the same location.

Resort fee - The Hotels in addition to the room rate will charge a resort fee, you might be able to avoid the fee if you are a high stakes gambler or stay off strip, both of which I was not willing to do, ended up paying $40 a night in resort fee, there is no avoiding it.

Food - For breakfast I ate at Mon Ami Gabi located in the Paris hotel, Make reservations as that place is always full or at least it was the two times I was there, I had the Poached eggs with Salmon, and it was really good. I also ate at various fast food places as Vegas meals can get expensive. 



The Linq Promenade - This is a must do walk in Vegas, Located center strip across from Caesar’s Palace Hotel it has everything from shopping, dining and entertainment. It was less then a 15 minute walk from my hotel. Linq has the world famous High Roller, a 550 foot observation wheel, which offers a 360 degree view of Las Vegas. I was there on a Friday at 4 PM and paid $30 for a 30 minute ride on the High roller, after 5 PM the prices go up. I ate at Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips, the cost of fish, fries and a soft drink was $20, it was very busy both times I went there.

The Linq Promenade

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas


The elevator will take you 46 stories high on the viewing deck of the Eiffel Tower. Known as one of the most romantic spots in Las Vegas, this is another great attraction. I paid $30 for an anytime ticket and went there at 5:30 PM just in time to see the Bellagio fountain show.

Shows - During this Visit I went to see Absinthe at Cesar's Palace, this is one of the best rated shows in Vegas, it is an Adult rated show, it was well worth the $190 I spent on the ticket. The show is in a Tent in the court yard of the hotel


 What is your favorite Las Vegas tips for tourists? 

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September 18, 2022

Things to do in Akureyri Iceland

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjord 'Eyjafjordur' in Iceland, Akureyri is Iceland's second largest City. The traffic red stop lights are in the shape of heart and Akureyri City bus is free of charge and will take you anywhere you need to go in town.

This was a one and half day stop on my Iceland and Norway Cruise. Iceland Air has flights from Reykjavík City Airport (RKV) to Akureyri Airport (AEY), the flight takes only 45 minutes, car rental or taking a Bus would be your other option. 

Day one - I explored the city on foot. The ship I was on; docked at the port and My first stop was Akureyrarkirkja or The Church of Akureyri is a Lutheran church, its nothing to write home about, just another Church. After the Church visit and walking up and down the stairs, I walked along the Art street, it is nick named Art Street, Icelandic names of Street are not easy to pronounce for me.  

Day Two - Amazing Iceland

Godafoss

After Breakfast I took a Shore Excursion and my first stop was Godafoss or Waterfalls of the Gods, it is about 45 minutes drive from Akureyri, the tour guide explained the story behind the name, around 10th century a Norwegian Viking Chief took the ideals of Norse Gods Odin, Thor, Loki, ect and threw them in the waterfalls and converted to Christianity hence the name Godafoss.

There are tour companies in town; also car rental companies.

Waterfalls of the Gods Iceland
Godafoss


Myvatn lake 

Myvatn
Myvatn Lake 

Hiking Trails with small volcanos that you can walk around, Amazing views, great for Photographers, the tour only gave us 30 minutes to explore, so did not hike one of the trails as this is not a place where one can be left behind and one can find their way home. There is some kind of mosquitos in the area which didn't bite and didn't bother me, though some folks wore hat with a net around, regardless the lake and the views are beautiful and a must see.

Dimmuborgir



Its a lava field, with lava rocks and shapes. Their are walking trails, I hiked the trails and took a few photos and videos.

Mt. Namafjall and the boiling mud pools


Its a geothermal area with fumaroles and mud pots, the hot springs produce a lot of Sulphur and the whole place smells, in Iceland they used to mine Sulphur to make gun powder. Stay on the marked trails and paths as a fall with uneven soil and boiling mud pots will surely land you in the hospital.

The whole tour took over 6 hours and we did stop for Icelandic lunch and coffee on the way. 

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September 15, 2022

Things to do in Bergen Norway

It was a cold foggy day in Bergen, I made the best use of it. I had taken a cruise ship from Iceland to Norway and Bergen was the first stop. Surrounded by mountains and fjords,  Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway after Oslo. As my cruise ships sails towards Bergen, one can see the beautiful green mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord also known as the King of fjords.

After a great breakfast, I took a tour bus from the harbor to the city, Most of my day in Bergen was spent walking,  Below are the things to do in Bergen Norway.

1. Mount Floyen

Took the funicular to get to the top of the hillside, it was a foggy day in July, still it is a must do/see when in Bergen. The hikes around are also beautiful, with tree houses and Goats. There is also a gift shop and restaurant at the top of the hill. The views are spectacular, giving you a complete bird's eye view of the town. 


Mount Floyen

Above Picture taken from Mount Floyen in Bergen


The goats are friendly and one can pet them.


2. Fish Market Bergen


The fish and seafood market is in red tents near the harbor, there is fresh fish and most sellers will prepare it for you.



Historic Bryggen; with different colors of Hanseatic houses built in the 14th to 16th centuries. These places were used for trading and stocking purposes. It is a stretch of colorful buildings which over the centuries were destroyed by fires and rebuilt. These days its been turned into retail business with souvenir shops, clothing stores ect. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


4. Walking the streets of Bergen



Bergen is a tourist town, tourism and fishing being the 2 main industries. The tour guide took us through the streets and explained the history, religion drinks and food, though in my opinion the real beauty of Bergen is in the surrounding mountains and Fjords.

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September 10, 2022

Hot Springs Arkansas

How to get to Hot Springs - Driving is the best way to get to Hot Springs, Drove from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Hot Springs on a two and half hour scenic drive via highway 71 to highway 270; the views are spectacular. 

Some History - Hot Springs was a popular hangout in the early 1900's for Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and other mobsters. Al Capone used to stay at the Arlington hotel.

Nature - With Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine and awesome walking trails, its a great place for outdoors enthusiasts.

Stay and Food - I stayed overnight at an Airbnb within walking distance to the bathhouse row. For food Diablos has delicious food, its across the street from the visitors center. There are Bed and Breakfasts in the downtown area, one can get the info at the visitors center.

Things to do in Hot Springs Arkansas

Bathhouse Row road (Central Avenue), take a hot bath with natural spring water, also there are several eating places, souvenir gift shops and attractions; this is the heart of Hot springs. Start at the visitors center at 629 Central ave, and get a walking tour map and walk on both sides of the Avenue. One can fill up spring water at one of the free water fountains.

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Bathhouse Row Hot Springs Arkansas 

Hot Springs Murals 


 Picture above of Quapaw Mural, on Central avenue across from Buckstaff Bathhouse.

A lot of work must have gone into making these massive murals. Walk along Central avenue from Olive street to Fountain street past the bathhouse row and you will see 16 murals representing various art themes.

Get a map from the tourist office and all the murals are marked on the map.


Hot Springs Mountain Tower


Picture taken from the Tower, what a scenic drive. One drives to the top of the mountain on windy roads and you'll arrive to the top where you go through a Gift shop and take the elevator to a history or museum floor, a lot of fact and fiction info about Hot Springs with pictures on display. One floor above is the look out floor of the tower with 360 views of the city. Cost to take the elevator is $12.

Along Central avenue you see Duck Tours, land and water truck type vehicles from WWII, I didn't do the tour. Also there is the Arkansas Alligator farm and petting Zoo, for families with kids, as well as go-karts and laser tag. A visit to Anthony Chapel which is part of Garvan Woodland Gardens is something to consider as well.

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January 16, 2022

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta New Mexico

In October 2021 drove from Austin Texas to Albuquerque New Mexico, Its a 12 hour drive, took an over night break in Amarillo Texas

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is an amazing event held anually in early October with 100's of hot air balloons that fill up the sky. See video below, a must visit for anyone


Entrance tickets cost U$D 15 per session, there are 2 sessions 1 in the morning, gates open around 5 AM and second in the evening starting at 3:30 PM on the weekends, on weekdays there is just one morning session

Stay - I stayed at an Airbnb downtown for $115 a night, prices during the Balloon fiesta are high. My Airbnb was in downtown close to old town Albuquerque, and about 10 miles from the Balloon fiesta Park, Albuquerque did not have too bad of a rush hour traffic and the location worked perfect for me.

Weather - Mornings and Nights are cold and daytime is warm in October

Besides the Balloon Fiesta, I did visit Cibola National Forest, beautiful hike with amazing views



I also visited Old Town Albuquerque, that video coming soon, stay tuned.





































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December 30, 2021

Iceland South Coast and Waterfalls

It was a cold and rainy morning, still this trip was the best part of my visit to Iceland in March 2016. Below are the stops the tour bus took us.


Skogafoss waterfall - There are stairs alongside the cliffs, you can climb to see the falls from the top. You don't need to be great shape to climb up, though I was out of breath by the time I got the top. The views from the top are worth climbing the stairs.


Skogafoss waterfall Iceland

Black Sand Beaches by Reynisfjara in South Iceland

Once in a lifetime chance to see Black Sand beaches. The waves can be huge, word to the wise not to get too close to the water.



A Cave by Basalt columns at Reynisfjara beach, the cave is not too deep



A 10 minute walk on the beach and you can see the gorgeous sea arches. As per my tour guide, one person flew his plane through the Arch.

Basalt columns at Reynisfjara beach are in geometric shapes



Tourists taking Pictures by the Columns.

The tour Bus stopped by the Glacier, we got off the bus to see the Glacier, there were people doing the Glacier walk, if you are interested in Glacier walk, Check with any one of the Visitors Center in Reykjavik 



Seljalandsfoss Waterfall was the last stop on the tour, if you want to take great photos or remember the experience you had at the falls, do go behind the falls.There is a path and some stairs where one can go behind the falls, you will get wet and your shoes will get wet.



It was a cloudy day, more light would have added more color to the pictures, on a sunny day one can even see a rainbow by the falls, regardless it was pretty amazing to see South of Iceland.

Link to My Golden Circle Classic Tour Post

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October 9, 2021

Cadillac Ranch Amarillo Texas

2nd Amendment Texas Cowboy
In October of 2021 took a road trip from Hutto which is a suburb of Austin Texas to Albuquerque New Mexico, its a 12 hour drive and took an over night break in Amarillo Texas. With stopping for Gasoline it took about 8 hours to get to Amarillo.

Stay: Got a last minute deal for a motel with 2 queen size beds for around U$D 80 on booking.com which included breakfast.

No visit to Cadillac ranch is complete without visiting the 2nd Amendment Texas Cowboy statue (Picture on left) its 5 minutes away from the Ranch.

Map below of my drive


Got to Amarillo at about 7 PM and headed straight to the Cadillac Ranch. Check the video below for details.


Next day I stopped at route 66 visitors center, after which I left for Albuquerque New Mexico to see the International Balloon Fiesta.

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August 4, 2021

Nairobi and the Wonders of Maasai Mara

Visited Maasai Village

On the banks of the Nairobi River, this fast-growing metropolis is one of the largest cities in Kenya. The city is constantly growing and adapting, with chaotic roadways, open green spaces, and beautiful natural attractions just on the outskirts.  It is a very enjoyable place to spend a few days before beginning a safari!

When to Visit


The climate in Nairobi has comfortable, temperate conditions all year.  The nights are cool, and the days are warm with temperatures around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.  Temperatures are highest in December to March, while the best time to see migrations are from July to October.  The wettest months are April and May, so be sure to plan ahead to get good prices while avoiding the rainy season.

Best Things to do in Nairobi


There are amazing activities both inside and outside the city of Nairobi for you to enjoy when visiting. 

The best way to get around Nairobi is by taxi or matatu.  Taxis don’t use meters and can be notoriously unreliable.  Use a reputable company only, and verify the average cost of a ride with a third party to ensure you don’t get ripped off.  Matatus are basically short buses, and they add to the chaos and confusion of the dizzying roadways.  But, they offer an easy and inexpensive way to get around.  If you aren’t going far, then walking on foot is usually a good option—many neighbourhoods have improving safety for visitors, but it is always best to check with your hotel first.
Downtown Kenya offers many attractions such as the old parliament buildings.  There is excellent colonial architecture in the downtown area.  If you want to learn more about the history and culture, check out the Nairobi National Museum.  Looking for some time away from hectic traffic?  Spend your afternoon at the lovely Jeevanjee Gardens, or cool off at Africa’s largest ice skating rink, Solar Ice Rink.  A visit to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where baby elephants and rhinos live, is an incredible way to support conservation efforts and get an up-close glimpse of these playful giants.

Find quality souvenirs and goods at the Maasai Market—a huge open-air market filled with vendors selling any number of handcrafted items and local delicacies.  Masai Market is only open on weekends.




Food in Nairobi


If food is a big component of your travel, you can enjoy excellent Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Indian cuisine in Nairobi. Common local foods include Chai, beans, cornmeal, and chapatis which are a lovely thin, crispy bread.

The adventurers can turn their eyes to the horizons beyond Kenya—here you will find the northern face of Kilimanjaro.  You can trek up this mountain or the nearby Mount Kenya.  The true adventure lies to the west, at Masai Mara National Reserve.


Visit Wonderful Maasai Mara


If you are in Kenya, a can’t-miss destination is the Masai Mara game reserve.  Masai Mara (also known as Maasai Mara or The Mara) is one of Kenya’s largest game reserves.  This is a popular destination for those that visit Kenya.

Getting There


About 280 kilometres away from the city centre of Nairobi, the easiest ways to get to Masai Mara are driving and flying.  The drive takes around 6 hours along a smooth, scenic road to Narok.  After the Narok pit stop, the road gets rougher, with pot holes or dirt roads only.  You can rent a 4x4 and a driver for the day to take you to Masai Mara. 
The other alternative is to fly.  A short 45-minute flight will take you over top of the expansive landscape.  Many safaris offer chartered flight options.

I used African Comfort Zone Safaris. The cost was around 300 USD for 3 days and 2 nights safari, and I recommend them. 


Visiting


The Masai Mara area is mostly open grassland, making it an excellent spot for wildlife viewing.  There are almost one hundred land animals and over four hundred birds that call the area home.  It is an important area of studying wildlife conservation and for visitors to garner respect and appreciation for these expansive natural surroundings.

The annual wildebeest migration sees 1.5 million animals coming into the are in July and leaving in November.  This is a prime time to visit, and it is common for visitors any time of the year to see the Big Five—buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.  Other common animal sightings include zebra, crocodile, baboon, warthog, gazelle, cheetah, and hyena.

Out of the Big Five—buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino. Saw 4 and the one I did not see is Rhino.


The best way to see Masai Mara is with a safari guide.  The local Masai people work with certain companies to offer an in-depth and unique view of the animals and the local culture.  These guides know the land like no other and are able to provide visitors an authentic experience.  Stay at a basecamp, and work your way out from there with your guide on day trips, night safaris, outlying camps, and visits to local communities.  Many of these camps are truly world-class retreats where you are treated to excellent local cuisine, and comfortable lodgings.


However you choose to explore Nairobi and Masai Mara, it is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with unforgettable sites and wonders. 



2 pictures above - The Safari Van driver stopped at Rift Valley view point for some coffee. Read more about the rift valley at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Page.









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April 17, 2021

Things to do in Oahu Hawaii

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Photo taken on my helicopter ride over Oahu


Visited O'ahu Hawaii in March 2021 for 9 days, a negative covid test was required for anyone visiting the island, please check before your date of departure for requirements for visiting Hawaii

Hawaii is expensive compared to mainland USA, Plan and budget accordingly.

Stay - I stayed with friends and family

Transportation - I used rideshare companies like Uber a lot, one can also rent a car

Things to do and see

1. Pearl Harbor

Rideshare driver dropped me in front of the memorial, and I walked the Memorial grounds. To walk the memorial grounds and see USS Arizona is free, however to get an audio tour of the complex there is cost, not sure of the audio tour cost as I didn't take it 

I arrived at about noon and spent over 2 hours at the complex, including a visit to USS Arizona. To visit USS Arizona one needs to take a boat, its free though you'll need to register at https://www.recreation.gov/ for a ticket, I went and had my name on the standby list and was able to visit.

2. Go to a Lu'au



If this is your first time in Hawaii, I highly recommend a Luau. The one I went to was Chief's Luau, it was amazing, basically Luau is a party with food, drinks and an entertainment show.

Luau and a doors off Helicopter ride over Oahu were the 2 of top things to do while in Oahu Hawaii


3. Hikes 












I am out of shape, and 2 easy hikes I recommend are Diamond Head and Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail. The views from the top of Diamond Head are wroth all the walk up the peak. If you are not Oahu resident you'll need to buy a 5 dollar ticket to hike Diamond Head.

Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail is on a paved road, one can stop on the way to take a break, on a clear sunny day one can see whales in the sea. This is a free hike. The drive to the start of the hike from Waikiki is just beautiful 

4. Beaches 

With beautiful weather and world famous beaches, Oahu has it all, if Surfing is your thing then head to Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore Oahu. There are several scuba diving and snorkeling places around the island. If whale watching is what you are looking for, on a clear day Makapuu Lighthouse hike is where I saw several whales. I also visited Turtle bay, a few minutes before Turtle bay is the Dole Pineapple planation, worth a stop.

One day 3 of my trip I went to see Mokoli'i island also known as Chinaman's Hat, could not find parking so decided to go to Lanikai Beach.

On day 4, I went for dinner to a fancy restaurant on Waikiki beach, reservations are needed and the whole Waikiki area caters to tourists, it is all overpriced.

5. Helicopter Ride over Oahu

I did the doors off Helicopter tour for 45 minutes over Hawaii, the cost was USD 285. If price is not an issue and you are not scared of heights, its a must do, once in a life time experience.





6. Food 

Poke

Experience the local food, its really good. I ate at all kinds of places, support local restaurants. For breakfast one place that's really good is Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen, its busy so call ahead. I had the Pancakes with macadamia nut sauce, it was good!!

I also ate a lot of seafood, both poke (raw fish) and cooked seafood. For poke I recommend Izakaya Nonbei, the poke was delicious, call ahead for reservations.



7. Iolani Palace 















This one is for the History Buffs, the Palace was the resident of the rulers of the kingdom of Hawaii. Reservations are needed for a guided tour, I didn't have a tour schedule reservation, paid USD 5 for a self partial tour of the Palace.

8. Oahu Catamaran sail Cruise

Sunset cruise with open bar, this is one fun activity to do in Oahu, instead of sitting inside the boat, I was out side in the front of the catamaran, we hit rough sea's and I was complete soaked. Again this is one fun thing to do, great dinner and the Mai Tai were amazing. 





















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September 23, 2020

Eureka Springs Arkansas Visit

 Eureka Springs is a beautiful town near the Ozark mountains, about a 9 hour drive from Austin Texas

Visited Eureka Springs Arkansas during the Labor Day weekend September 5th through the 7th 2020. My 2nd time in Arkansas, both times I stayed in Fort Smith, first time I was in Fayetteville and this time I went up to Eureka Springs.

Eureka Springs is home to its famous springs, one can take a spa package 

Eureka Springs has amazing Victorian houses.

My first stop was Christ of the Ozarks


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About a 15 minute drive from the State of the Christ is the Thorn Crown Chapel

What a Beautiful Chapel in the woods

thorn crown chapel



 



The chapel is a must see, if you do go take a spring bath, the massage after that can be too oily something you can opt out off.

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February 28, 2020

San Pedro de Atacama Chile Travel



Municipalidad De San Pedro de Atacama, is a block away from Caracoles Street, across the street is the Church of San Pedro de Atacama and there is a park, tourist office and a Medical post next to the Municipalidad.


I spent 5 days getting myself ready for the high altitude travel to Salar de Uyuni Bolivia.San Pedro de Atacama is Number 2 travel destination in Chile after Patagonia. Don't expect any fancy shopping malls.

Learn some Spanish. Though English is widely spoken.

San Pedro de Atacama Chile has one of the most beautiful night skies

How to get there - I flew from Santiago Chile to Calama, from Calama airport as you walk towards the exit, one sees the Airport shuttle booths, pick one its fixed price. From Calama it takes little over an hour to get to San Pedro de Atacama. The Shuttle is about 10k Chilean Pesos one way and will drop you at your hotel/hostel.

Stay - I stayed at Anka Hostel next to Caracoles Street, stay near Caracoles, its the main street with tons of tours agencies, money exchange, shopping, and great eating places. I loved my stay at Anka. Good breakfast, clean rooms and friendly staff.

Food - I during my 5 days ate at several places. One place that stands out for great Chilean food is Las Delicias de Carmen, its awesome and had a very good beer selection. Picture below.



There was a pharmacy next to my hostel, went there to get some altitude sickness pills and they wanted a prescription, there is a medical post in town, went to see the doctor there free of charge, had to pay for pills only.

Tours - I did the valley of the moon tour.



The reason they call it valley of moon is because it resembles the moon surface or so my guide told us. If you do this tour the sunset if beautiful, there are also bicycle tours in the morning where you rent and peddle by yourself.

My days were spent on the hammock in the hostal yard doing nothing, occasionally going to the ice-cream shop on Caracoles or to a café.

Happy Travels, stay near Caracoles in San Pedro de Atacama

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February 26, 2020

Ushuaia Argentina Travel

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

I took a flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, it claims to be the southern most city in the world. Puerto Williams Chile makes the same claim and it more south, visited there as well, Ushuaia has more going for it than Puerto Williams. Ushuaia is Beautiful city with snow caped hills on one side and ocean on the other.

Airport to Town Taxi - cost is about USD 10

Ushuaia is not budget friendly, plan accordingly. I was there overnight as the next afternoon I had a ship to catch to go to Antarctica.

Transportation - one can walk everywhere

Weather - dress warm, I was there in January which is there summer and needed a Jacket

San Martin Avenue is the main street with all kinds of eating places and shopping. One can also find tourist agencies selling tours to Antarctica.

One place I recommend for coffee and sandwiches is Tante Sara Cafe Bar. I also ate at 137 Pizza. Both are located on San Martin Avenue.




Tourist info office, you can get maps and all the info you need.




Along the Shore one finds all the cabin shops selling shipping and sailing tours along the Beagle Channel.


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