6) Arriving to Ushuaia Airport

Photo from plane

After sixty four hours of travel my plane begins it’s descent to reach the most southernly town in the world, Ushuaia.  It’s impossible to open my eyes wide enough to take in the incredible uninterrupted snow capped peaks that make up the worlds longest mountain range, the Andes.  Stretching 7,242 km, this mass of mountains seems stuck in an ice age more suited for giant dinosaurs than a Scottish girl and her bicycle.  I gulp hard knowing I will pedal through such difficult terrain.

Ushuaia AirportThis is the view of Ushuaia airport as the plane lands with the Andes mountains behind it.

Can you believe this is an international airport!  It’s so small!

bike airportOn arrival to Ushuaia Airport I must first unpack my bicycle and it’s parts which are packed in a big cardboard box.  I made sure to remember a bag of tools so I am able to build my bicycle in the airport arrivals lounge.  I can then cycle straight out of the airport and my South America adventure begins!

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