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Faces Without Joy: The Fate of Children — Darien Gap, the March to America

Darien Gap, Panama I write these words beside the Pan Am highway. The highway system stretches from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. In other words, with my American passport, I can walk to this highway, take a right, to Alaska. But if I take a left, I will quickly reach the end of the road. The end of the road starts the Darien Gap. 60 miles of wild jungle. Mountains. Floods. Mud like peanut butter. Only the best boots can get you through that without sucking right off your feet. Easier is to...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Mexico, America, Colombia, Military, Alaska, Bangladesh, Google Earth, Red Cross, Panama, Haiti, Ghana, Himalaya, Port Au Prince, Tierra del Fuego

THE HAPPY ALIEN PLANT - Calceolaria uniflora

The Happy Alien plant - Calceolaria uniflora The Happy Alien plant - Calceolaria uniflora is a bizarre looking species of evergreen, perennial plant from Tierra del Fuego in the southern part of South America. Also known as Darwin's Slipper Flower ('slipper flower' is a generic common name for all species within the Calceolaria genus), Calceolaria uniflora was first discovered by Charles Darwin during his expedition around South America - the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831–1836. In fact this ...
Tags: Gardening, Charles Darwin, South America, Darwin, Tierra del Fuego, Simon Eade, Calceolaria

Extreme E replaces Nepal with Argentina race to inaugural 2021 calendar

Extreme E has added a race in the Argentinian region of Tierra del Fuego to its inaugural 2021 calendar to replace Nepal, while a March start date has been confirmed
Tags: Sport, Nepal, Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, FE, Autosport

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman ride again on 'Long Way Up'

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reunite to ride 13,000 miles from Tierra del Fuego to Los Angeles in the Apple TV+ show "Long Way Up" -- the third journey in the buddies' motorcycle adventures.
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ewan McGregor, Tierra del Fuego, Charley Boorman

Best friends travel 13,000 miles on e-bikes

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reunite to ride 13,000 miles from Tierra del Fuego to Los Angeles in the Apple TV+ show "Long Way Up" -- the third in a series of the duo's epic motorcycle adventures.
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ewan McGregor, Tierra del Fuego, Charley Boorman

A Visit to 5 of Patagonia’s Most Remote Schoolhouses

Community life within the isolated villages of southern Chile is facilitated in part by an unlikely source: a network of rural schools.
Tags: Photography, News, Chile, Patagonia, Andes Mountains, Tierra del Fuego, Children and Childhood, Travel and Vacations, Education (K-12, Rural Areas, Patagonia (Chile, Torres del Paine National Park (Patagonia

George Kareman’s Telenovela Acting Reel

lol, you’re in for a reel treat. George Kareman: famous Hollywood actor, regular FOD contributor and... Telenovela star!? That’s right! Prior to his big-screen fame, before his days as one of the Long Haired Businessman, and preceding his role as one of the Two Guys Who Hate Each Other, he was a Spanish Soap Opera star! via GIPHY In the Telenovela Universe, George Kareman has done it all. He’s... Accidentally walked in on a passionate make-out session in Tierra Del Fuego (“Land o...
Tags: Hollywood, Humor, Balcones, Tierra del Fuego, Oswaldo, George Kareman, Greg Stees, George KaremanFunny Or Die, Telenovela Universe George Kareman, Extranjero, El Viejo Y El Debil, Karla Solarte, David Saint Carlos Benjamin Apple Moses, Josh Hardwick Moses, Tony Rodriguez Ramses Ricardo Cisneros, Aislinn Cossio

Why we should revive dead languages

Approximately 7,000 languages are currently spoken worldwide. The majority of these are spoken by small populations. Approximately 96% of the world’s population speaks around 4% of the world’s languages, leaving the vast majority of tongues vulnerable to extinction and disempowering their speakers. Linguistic diversity reflects many things beyond accidental historical splits. Languages are essential building blocks of community identity and authority.With globalization of dominant cultures, homo...
Tags: Books, Australia, Nelson Mandela, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, Anton Gorlin

'We are very afraid': stranded cruise ship's crew in limbo amid pandemic

Tensions aboard the Greg Mortimer have reached breaking point over allegations ship’s operators and captain pressured doctor to downplay outbreak * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageAfter an ill-fated Antarctic expedition in which 60% of passengers and crew contracted coronavirus and spent a month stranded off the coast of South America, the successful repatriation of 132 tourists from a Australian cruise ship seemed like a rare happy ending.But what should have b...
Tags: News, Australia, US, Atlantic, Argentina, Who, Guardian, Miami, South America, Uruguay, Canary Islands, Cmi, Ushuaia, Crew, Tierra del Fuego, Fort Lauderdale

Remote South American kelp forests surveyed for first time since 1973

In the kelp forests of Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of South America, the relative abundance of kelp, sea urchins, and sea stars has not changed significantly since 1973. Alan Friedlander of the National Geographic Society's Pristine Seas project and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 11, 2020.
Tags: Science, South America, Tierra del Fuego, PLOS ONE, National Geographic Society, Alan Friedlander

Will Europe’s museums rise to the challenge of decolonisation? | Dan Hicks

With new museums opening in Africa, and calls for restitution increasing, old institutions are being forced to address the legacies of empireAnthropology and archaeology were among the most important of the colonial disciplines. They derived their power from the trick of collapsing time and space. In his classic 1983 book Time and the Other, Amsterdam-based anthropologist Johannes Fabian described how this illusion operated. It was as if the further the colonial explorer travelled from the metro...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, World news, Culture, Britain, Heritage, Museums, Amsterdam, Archaeology, Parthenon marbles, Tierra del Fuego, Dan Hicks, Johannes Fabian, Africa Tasmania

Board Question #92876: Dear Ardilla Feroz, I'm going on a weeklong Patagonia tour ...

Q: Dear Ardilla Feroz,I'm going on a weeklong Patagonia tour in March and would love to hear any advice you have on where to go, what to bring, and what to do! -Soon-to-be international explorer A: Dear explorateur,Hey, congratulations! I think you'll have a lot of fun. And sorry! This took too long to be actually useful.March should be the ideal time to visit Patagonia--you'll be arriving in early fall, with fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, and the possibility of fall foliage.My personal ...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Miami, South America, Buenos Aires, Magellan, Valparaiso, Tierra del Fuego, Ardilla, Hoth, Puerto Montt, Torres del Paine National Park

Lima to Buenos Aires: a Luxury South America Cruise Guide

Want to see South America in a way very few visitors can? Want to visit the big cities, see wildlife, and go through the majestic fjords of Chile without unpacking? Book a berth on a luxury South America cruise and you can make it happen. South American cruises are packed with exciting culture in historic port cities, diverse urban environments, and delicious cuisine on land and at sea. From Lima to Buenos Aires, travelers to South America will find themselves embarking on numerous adventures ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Chile, Sea Lions, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America, Pacific Ocean, Lima, Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel, Ushuaia, Unesco World Heritage, Awesome View, Luxury Cruises

Five Hawks Down: watch the tragic migration of six Californian raptors

Watch these six dots move across the map and be moved yourself: this is a story about coming of age, discovery, hardship, death and survival. Each dot is a tag attached to the talon of a Swainson's Hawk. We follow them on their very first migration, from northern California all the way down to Argentina. After one year, only one is still alive. Discovered: destination Argentina The Buteo swainsoni is a slim, graceful hawk that nests from the Great Plains all the way to northern California. I...
Tags: Travel, Video, California, Mexico, Data, Earth, Surveillance, Birds, Conservation, Innovation, Argentina, South America, Map, Costa Rica, Panama, Veracruz

The Best Things to Do in Ushuaia, Argentina, The World’s Southernmost City

What things are there do on a trip to Ushuaia? It’s the southernmost city in the world, but how do you commemorate that? Is it worth a trip on its own, or just a brief stopover on your way to Antarctica? Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations for Ushuaia. I was just there for a few days before my life-changing Antarctica trip and while I was curious about the city, I didn’t think it would be that impressive. After all, aren’t there much more beautiful places like Torres del Paine and El Chal...
Tags: Featured, US, Blog, Rome, Britain, Paris, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, Penguins, Liechtenstein, Ushuaia, Don, Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel

South America Day 16 Ushuaia

Our time in Buenos Aires is over. Today we fly 1500 miles south to Tierra del Fuego. The flight is very basic none of this inflight entertainment nonsense. Two hours in some warm coke and a bag of rice cakes materialise. The old man is so bored he
Tags: Travel, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Global change could also affect hake fisheries in Tierra del Fuego

A new scientific study suggests snoek (Thyrsites atun) can recolonize the marine area of the Beagle Channel and South-Western Atlantic waters, an area in the American continent where this species competed with the hake (Merluccius sp.) to hunt preys in warmer periods. The conclusions open a new scene of potential changes that can affect trophic networks in this marine region due the effect of the rise of ocean temperatures.
Tags: Science, Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, South Western Atlantic

How I Ended Up On My First Solo Trip

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie. I met Jackie recently at a Blog conference and she so nicely said to me, “you inspired me to travel solo!” I was so touched as I heard her story of her hearing me speak at the New York Times Travel Show and her first solo trip! I asked her to share that experience on my blog since I think so many women out there can relate to overcoming the fears to travelling solo! I hope you enj...
Tags: Travel, London, NYC, Southeast Asia, New York City, Thailand, Malaysia, Santiago, Chile, Guest Post, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Jackie, Borneo, Samantha Brown

Luxury cruise to Antarctica

Colin O’Brady would’ve had a much better time if he’d ended each day eating popcorn in a hot tub. Not to say the man who recently completed the first unassisted trek of Antarctica didn’t enjoy himself. Just that his trip probably would have been better if he could have spent his downtime soaking in hot water and enjoying a hot buttery snack. Such is the life if you opt to see Antarctica aboard the most luxurious ship to ever hit the White Continent. The Silversea Silver Cloud erases all Shack...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Earth, Santiago, Chile, Antarctica, Argentina, Drake, Costco, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean, Silversea, Antarctica Cruise, All, Ushuaia, Luxury Cruise

One Week in Mongolia

You know when you pored over that dogeared atlas you found in the bookcase after school that day When you wondered what it must be like to be from such farflung remote places with impossibly exotic or alien names like Tierra del Fuego or Windhoek o
Tags: Travel, Mongolia, Windhoek, Tierra del Fuego

Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we're left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying to South America. Based in Chile, they have close to 300 planes and they are much more generous with what you receive in-flight for international trips, like good Chilean wine ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Los Angeles, Colombia, Frankfurt, South Africa, Chile, Paris, Korea, Brazil, Argentina

Marchablanca, Ushuaia Loppet Coming Aug. 12

(Press release) The Marchablanca is coming! A celebration of Fuegian sport and winter Tierra del Fuego’s most important winter competitions, the 32nd Marchablanca and the 8th edition of the Ushuaia Loppet take place August 12, 2018.  Registration remains open for a short time longer, don’t miss out! The 25 KM Marchablanca marks its 32nd edition in 2018, one of the oldest such events in the entire southern hemisphere.  The 50 KM Ushuaia Loppet gives skiers from all over the world the chance to co...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Tierra del Fuego, Other News, 2018 Marchablanca, 2018 Ushuaia Loppet, Club Andino Ushuaia, Marchablanca, Pablo Valcheff, Ushuaia Loppet, Marchablanca Ushuaia, Marchablanca PIPEF, Paseo del Fuego, Centro Invernal Tierra, Cerro Castor, Valcheff

Epic treks in Patagonia

Most backpackers to Patagonia these days are going to take on the W Trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and visit Mount Fitz Roy and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina’s Los Glaciares. These are certainly stunning locations, but with all that interest comes oversaturation. These two parks now attract hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who crowd the trails and campsites, especially from December to March, and make these wilderness destinations feel more like packed amuseme...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Darwin, Trek, All, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonian, Castillo, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, El Chalten

Computer Scientists Figure Out What’s the Longest Distance You Could Sail at Sea Without Hitting Land

Back in 2012, a redditor by the name of "Kepleronlyknows" wondered what's the longest distance you could travel by sea without hitting land. And then s/he hazarded an educated guess: "you can sail almost 20,000 miles in a straight line from Pakistan to the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia." Six years later, two computer scientists--Rohan Chabukswar (United Technologies Research Center in Ireland) and Kushal Mukherjee (IBM Research in India)--have developed an algorithm that offers a more definitive ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Maps, College, China, Russia, India, Africa, Ireland, Pakistan, Portugal, Antarctica, South America, Computer Science, Madagascar, Tierra del Fuego

The longest straight lines you can sail or walk before hitting the shore

What's the longest straight-line route over land or water, uninterrupted by a shoreline? It's a question that gets complicated as soon as you recall that map projections are lies: no matter how straight you think you're going, you're always walking in circles. Computer scientists have answers. The longest straight-line path over water begins in Sonmiani, Balochistan, Pakistan, passes between Africa and Madagascar and then between Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego in South America, and ends in the...
Tags: Post, Maps, News, Russia, Africa, Antarctica, South America, Madagascar, Tierra del Fuego, Sonmiani Balochistan Pakistan, Karaginsky District Kamchatka Krai

Road Tripping The Scenic Way

Road trips can often be broken down into two categories: “in a rush” or taking the long way around. Many times in today’s busy world, we just crank up the stereo, aim for the shortest piece of Interstate that will get us to where we’re going and set the cruise on whatever semi-illegal speed we choose. The second kind of trip is always the best, though. There are few things more relaxing than hopping in the Mustang with maybe a destination, but no required time or urge to get there, allowing off-...
Tags: Amazon, News, Monument Valley, Washington, America, San Francisco, West, United States, Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Quinn, Tierra del Fuego, Jerome, Wyatt Earp, Taos

AK Monthly Recap: March 2018

If my travel life can be cleaved neatly in half, this is the month where it should be done. Before Antarctica. After Antarctica. The most important, moving, and beautiful trip of my life. Half the month was spent on board the Ocean Diamond, with seven days of exploring Antarctica and two days crossing the Drake Passage each way. I added a full extra day in Ushuaia and once getting back to New York, spent time exploring the other towns where I once lived. Where I’ve Been Ushuaia, Argentina Sto...
Tags: Google, New York, Featured, Obama, North Korea, China, Boston, Massachusetts, US, America, Blog, Netflix, Ireland, Arkansas, Connecticut, Bill Clinton

Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Becomes First Marine Protected Area in Chile's Tierra del Fuego

The Government of Chile has officially designated Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo)--a scenic and biologically diverse 80-kilometer-long (49 miles) fjord--Tierra del Fuego's first marine protected area (MPA), according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
Tags: Science, Chile, Tierra del Fuego

Cruise around the world

It isn’t easy planning a trip that visits every continent in less than five months, but that is exactly what luxury cruise line Silversea has put on the table in an unprecedented offering. Silversea’s World Cruise in 2020 will be the first cruise line in history to visit every continent in one go, including 62 ports spread across 32 countries, for an epic 140-day world tour. Silversea’s luxury ship the “Silver Whisper” will depart from Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2020 with 382 passengers. ...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Cruise, Ireland, Egypt, Chile, Amsterdam, Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Norway, South Pacific, Melbourne, Caribbean, Buenos Aires, Silversea

6 Best Fishing Destinations in the World

If you’re a fishing aficionado and want to plan your next trip accordingly, we thought we might give you a hand by putting together a short list of the most remarkable fishing places you’ll find in the whole world. Some of these are in the U.S., but many can be found outside American borders. Belize One of the neatest things about fishing in Belize is that you can catch tarpon, permit, as well as bonefish. The amount of fish you can target is downright immense, and the chances of you scoring a ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Belize, Tierra del Fuego, Amazon Basin, St Simons Island Georgia, Amazonia, Key West Florida Florida, Rio Grande Tierra del Fuego Argentina, Amazon Basin Brazil Located, Brazil Manaus, Umba River Russia, Umba River