Just a three-hour flight south of Santiago is the town of Punta Arenas, the regional capital of the Chilean Antarctic. At 8309 miles from my native Tunbridge Wells, it’s safe to say I’ve never been this far away from home.
Punta Arenas is one of three cities in the world, along with Ushuaia in Argentina and Puerto Williams in Chile, to brand itself as the “southernmost city” to boost its tourist appeal. Whilst not technically as southern as the other two, it’s the largest of the settlements and is where my adventure in Patagonia began.
Racking up the air miles
University has well and truly begun, and that means the work is also well and truly piling up! I feel like a fresher all over again, attempting to figure out where all my lecture rooms are. My first day had me miss the first half of a lecture as I circled round and round the hallways- and walked past the room I should have been sat in countless times! One word of advice… just ask someone! That goes for pretty much anything in life, if you don’t know, be willing to ask around. #lifeadvice Continue reading