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Where in the World Wednesday: 4.27.11

Where in the World Wednesday: 4.27.11

Welcome back to Where in the World Wednesday!

Here’s how it works:

  1. We’ll provide a riddle in the form of a haiku.
  2. If you think you know the place described, then submit your guesses in the comment section.
  3. Later this week, the answer will be posted. Whoever guesses first gets a special shout out.

And, here we go!

In this last frontier,
    Centolla’s a specialty.
        Boats depart with wind. 


Do you give up?
 Scroll down for the answer….

keep going…

almost there!

This week, we’re in Ushuaia, Argentina!

Looking for an explanation?

In this last frontier: Refers to Ushuaia being widely considered to be the Southernmost city in the world.

(Note: Punta Arenas also claims the “Southernmost city” title as well, but P.A. is further north. Ushuaia has 64,000 residents and is considered to be a city, so they typically “win” the argument.)

Photo via

Centolla’s a specialty: Refers to Ushuaia being well known for their king crab, or centolla, that frequent the waters off the coast of the neighboring Tierra del Fuego. It’s a local delicacy that’s found in most of Ushuaia’s restaurants.

Photo via

Boats depart with wind: Refers to Ushuaia’s windy port. Most Antarctic cruises depart from this seaside city as they head through the Beagle Channel and towards adventure.

And the wind there is SO strong that many trees even grow slanted!


Congrats to @corktobelfast for figuring out the correct answer on Twitter!

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  • Packed Suitcase
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 April Reply

    Ha! If only it was a real place and not a pseudo-purgatory stuck between space or time. (I DO love my Lost…)

    Keep guessing!

  • Packed Suitcase
    Posted at 14:20h, 27 April Reply

    Hi Justin- Yes, I'm looking for a specific city.

    I'll say that you are on the right track with your guess, at least as far as the continent goes…

  • Justin
    Posted at 13:12h, 27 April Reply

    The Island from “Lost.”

  • Justin
    Posted at 13:41h, 27 April Reply

    My next guess was Chile. But should I be guessing a specific city?

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