48 Hours in PUNTA ARENAS, Chile | Eating CHILEAN FOOD + Touring Historic SEAFARING SHIPS

48 Hours in PUNTA ARENAS, Chile  | Eating CHILEAN FOOD  + Touring Historic SEAFARING SHIPS

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hello and greetings from punta arenas chile  patagonia in today's video we're going   to be taking you around the capital  city of chile's southernmost region   magadanes and antartica chilena  that's all the way down here   in this episode we'll be hopping aboard replicas  of historic ships like the hms beagle and the now   victoria and imagining what it would have been  like to cross uncharted waters like the early   explorers we'll also be showing you around some  of punta arena's main attractions including its   plaza this cool panoramic viewpoint and its  famed necropolis and because you already know   we're major foodies we'll also be taking you to  a few restaurants in search of steak and seafood   so let's get this video rolling good morning good  afternoon good morning from punta arenas chile it   is lunchtime it's lunch time we've got food on  our mind in fact i think we know where we're   going i think we're going to go to a steakhouse  so yesterday while we were walking downtown we   noticed a very famous restaurant that specializes  in chilean barrigan barbecue it's called los   ganaderos so that's where we're headed so that's  the plan for the food portion of this video   and then we're gonna head out and do some  sightseeing i really want to walk along the   waterfront check out the pier and we'll see what  else we find along the way yeah we've been doing   some research about this city and there's  quite a bit to do here let's check it out   well guys the food is here we were thinking the  restaurant isn't very full today what's going on   and it turns out we're just here early like what  time is it now one o'clock people start writing at   one yeah so there's been a lot more people coming  in so i ordered my steak it's called alopo so i   basically got a piece of steak with two fried  eggs on top and it also came with french fries   the stick is very good very tender and we noticed  on the menu there were lots of different cuts to   choose from they also had patagonian lamb but i  feel like you kind of need a very big appetite for   that all right so i got the beefy de chorizo and i  got some potato mash that comes with onions mixed   in i'm smelling some parsley in there too this  looks delicious guys they call it leonesa style   yeah this is one of our favorite cuts that we  have when we're in argentina so i can't wait to   try it here in chile and i got it done which  is which is a bit juicy can't wait to try it wow that's delicious guys juicy so much  flavor i mean the way it's cooked like this   you don't really need to add anything  you don't really need chimichurri   even salt it just tastes great on its own  and have some wine here cabernet sauvignon   chili does a good asado the verdict isn't  dessert was all sam's doing this is artwork   on a plate this is a snickers torta snickers  pie my goodness does it ever look decadent oh   my gosh i can't wait to try this it is thick and  the presentation couldn't be any more beautiful it really does taste like a snickers  bar that's what i have to say   and i don't want to know  how many calories are in it   well guys that was a very good lunch as usual  we are rolling out of here feeling stuffed yeah   and we still need to go sightseeing so we're going  to start with a walk to kind of wake ourselves up   from the food coma we like boas yeah um the  price it was 55 us dollars total so yeah it's   kind of pricey we can't seem to get it much lower  than that it's usually 50 to 75 whenever the two   of us go for food here in chile so that was two  mains one glass of wine a soda water and dessert   but very good that being said sam and i were  discussing like what have been our most memorable   meat and seafood experiences and we both agree  that chile and peru are really good at seafood   like they're just outstanding in that department  and then argentina and uruguay really know their   steak and they cannot be outdone so our food was  good but we kept comparing it to argentina's steak   and uruguayan steak a little bit so yeah it was  tasty but i definitely feel like the seafood and   chili really shines and who knows maybe they're  patagonian lamb i saw a few people ordering that   yeah so maybe we should have gone with that but  a good meal overall and now we go sightseeing and guys another thing that has surprised us  here in chile that i keep forgetting to mention   is that drivers stop for pedestrians like we  noticed this when we first got to puerto natales   and now here too and us and anytime there's  like a zebra crossing or an intersection it's   like they give you priority they're not trying  to run you over which is so strange having spent   a few months in argentina where you really  have to be on guard on high alert looking   who's coming and where are they coming from  because people just turn and you know drivers   do as they please so that's been really nice as a  pedestrian kind of like feeling a bit safer here   then hopped in a taxi and traveled to the now  victoria museum which is located about 15 minutes   north of town this is an open air museum that sits  on the shores of the strait of magellan and it's   where you can see full-sized replicas of historic  vessels the idea for this museum came to be when   a local businessman decided to build a replica of  the now victoria to celebrate chile's bicentennial   well it proved to be no easy task the search for  the ship's original plans took almost three years   and it was then another two years to complete  the whole construction but today this museum   is considered one of the main draws to punta  arenas we first visited the now victoria which   first set sail in 1519 as part of the spanish  five ship expedition led by ferdinand magellan   the now victoria was the only ship to complete the  voyage and in the process became the first ship to   successfully circumnavigate the globe it's crazy  to think that 500 years ago people would have   crossed entire oceans aboard a vessel just like  this one i would have been a miserable sailor   in case you're curious about the captain's  quarters voila here it is the bed in all its   glory and simplicity i should say i mean at least  i don't know there is no at least it's pretty i don't bad anything positive to say  oh my gosh that must have been rough   but you've got to think everyone else  was probably like sleeping in hammocks   yeah below decks this is this was luxury this  is luxury right here in case you're interested   in seeing the toilet sands  a little bit tall for this the drop the new the hole are you a sweet pepper we also visited the replica of the hms  beagle one of the most famous vessels in   history during its first voyage the hms beagle  carried out a hydrographic survey of patagonia   in tierra del fuego first under the command  of pringle stokes and later robert fitzroy   it was during this voyage that the beagle  channel was identified and named after this ship   later during the beagle's second voyage a young  charles darwin would travel aboard and we all know   how he revolutionized science with his discoveries  it's not every day that we get to walk around the   replica of the hms beagle and this is a one-to-one  scale so exactly the size it would have been   and this is what it would have looked like on  the inside perhaps a few more furnishings i mean   right now we've basically got the bones  but yeah nothing fancy let me tell you   it's hard to imagine how people  spend months at sea in one of these are we centered are we in the frame i hope so  getting here let's get closer there we go we're   in the frame what a great day huh it was fun it  was a lot of fun i especially love the museum   yeah now victoria with the ship replica oh my  gosh the one to one replicas were amazing they had   great information displays it was a nice big sight  it was fantastic like to be able to go and see   what the ships were like especially going into the  bottom part yeah like you can climb down you can   explore you can see what the captain's orders look  like the toilet seeing like the outhouse toilets   just a drop really now i will give you one  little heads up for getting to this museum   it's outside of the city maybe like a 10 15 minute  drive not that far getting a taxi going there   is very easy but then coming back is a little  bit of a dilemma because when we were done and   i asked the guy working like you know the the box  office the admission booth i'm like would you be   able to call a taxi or like you know how do we  get back yeah he's like actually no i don't have   any phone numbers for taxis i can't do much he's  like there's a bus that comes every 30 minutes   on the other side of the highway i'm like oh [  __ ] help me yeah because the first road you go   when you leave the premises is not actually  the highway no we just got extremely lucky   that we flagged down a cab driver yeah going  by yeah i just feel like it was our lucky day   and it ended up driving us to the viewpoint yeah  so our next stop of the day was cerro de la cruz   yeah which is a lookout point here in punta  arenas and you get really nice views of the   whole cities rooftops like the water the ship  the vantage point is incredible and you really   really see the city wall from there the other  thing i should mention too is that we we briefly   visited the the local market as well oh yeah so  while we were walking along the waterfront we   also popped into the municipal market where they  actually have a whole bunch of little restaurants   where you can go and eat seafood and there's  also an artisanal craft section so kind of a cool   place to check out anyways hope you guys enjoyed  this video we've got another one coming tomorrow   right from here and we'll see you then morning  guys today is our final day in chile these nine   days have just flown by haven't they sure have  doesn't feel like nine days my goodness i know but   it's our final day here in punta arenas patagonia  beautiful outside i mean last night we thought the   roof was gonna blow off it was so windy seriously  like i cannot get used to these patagonian winds   it was howling like crazy out there yeah we've  noticed since we've been in patagonia i mean   there's days where it's not windy there's days  where it's windy and i'd say like once a week   we get there's just crazy winds for like a  certain amount of hours where it just feels like   like armageddon like like the house is gonna like  collapse you know seriously so the plan for today   we want to do a bit of sightseeing around the  downtown area we've got the plaza the cathedral   and acropolis some museums of course food chilean  food as usual we're going to go in search of some   tasty dishes what are you craving for food i'm  already thinking about this what are you what are   you craving something with seafood seafood i could  totally have chilean seafood again but i'm open to   trying anything i made your last day i'm probably  going to try a dish that we haven't had yet that's   probably that's my goal i'm kind of craving like  a fish and seafood soup oh yeah with like a fish   head floating you know what it's oh my gosh it's  still pretty chilly here guys even though this   is this is about as warm as it gets uh in this  part of patagonia but i mean in the mornings it's   cold so yeah i can understand that craving yeah  anyways um let's bundle up and go outside let's go our first stop of the day was the cathedral of  punta arenas chile patagonia and from there we   crossed over to plaza de armas also known as  plaza munoz gamero which is the town square   here you'll find a sculpture of the famed  portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan   he achieved the first european navigation  from the atlantic to asia and the street of   magellan is named after him that's the natural  passage between the atlantic and pacific oceans then it was time for lunch and we chose  a restaurant specializing in seafood   eventful morning so we were able to visit the  cathedral yes we had a little walk around the   plaza and they also had little artisanal shops set  up so we did a bit of souvenir shopping for one of   our friends kids we got little baby penguins  which are very cute and then from there we   had a whole bunch of museums we wanted to go to  the first failure the naval and maritime museum   and we went based off of the information on google  maps like the schedule listed there and then we   get there and it turns out it's not actually  open today no not on a sunday not on a sunday   we were not able to do that one failure number  one failure number one the other one palacio   sara brown that one is not only not open today but  when we got there like the gates were chained up   so i don't know what the deal is then we went  to the one called regional museum of magellan   and we got to the main entrance and there  was like construction happening so it said   uh you have to go like around the block  the entrance is on the other street   yeah so we go around and we get there and  then there's another sign saying oh sorry   actually we're closed for the foreseeable  future because we're doing renovations so yeah   we didn't we didn't just take one strike  we struck out three strikes three strikes   and then after all that we looked at our watches  and it was 12 o'clock we were feeling hungry so   we're like you know what let's just go for  food now uh we came to a restaurant called   la luna which is very cool like very funky lots of  characters i would describe it as oozing character   yeah like just check out the walls there's like  little notes from people who have eaten here and   they've also taken old currency like these old  two peso bills from argentina no longer exist   and they've written messages and they're  just like plastered all over the walls   photographs it's got a bodegone vibe for sure  yeah and we are going for another seafood   extravaganza we're going all out for seafood  on the last day because chile does amazing   seafood yes we actually ordered a giant platter  that comes with everything like shrimp scallops   i think there's going to be some calamari  like everything there's like five or six   yeah we'll we'll show you it all don't  worry at all and i got soup my seafood soup yes well you got yourself a fancy little  cocktail absolutely i'm thrilled to be trying   a calafate sour yeah we've seen this on the  menu once or twice and i don't know what's   taking me so long to try it we love this  berry the local berry the calafate berry   it's got a strong blueberry tastes a lot like  a blueberry and a little bit like a blackberry   and then the other very interesting thing is  that obviously it comes with pisco which is a   great brandy so this is kind of a local twist  on uh on a pisco sour and you know what they   say if you have calafate berries you will  return to patagonia so drink up absolutely   and yes we will return to patagonia no doubt  favorite place in the world oh that's really   that's really good i'm gonna really enjoy this  drink it's it pairs well with uh with seafood cheers oh my gosh it is here look at this thing of beauty  i got my soup on the side i was really craving a   seafood soup over here we've got shrimp in a spicy  hot chili sauce let's see what that's all about   that is spicy you got a little kick  to it a delicious cake no the broth   aye aye captain that is delightful that'll  clear your sinuses i love spice though i'm   all about this dish this one this looks  a lot like what i ordered the other day   at the seafood restaurant remember the the king  crab yeah i think that's what it is and a cream   sauce oh no no no no no no no working crap what  does this call it oh these are the parmesan the   other one is the king crab oh yeah right here  okay these are the parmesan scallops which we also   tried a few days ago they were some of my favorite  things uh scallops thing of beauty over here huh   wow that is so good and buttery and cheesy and  the scallop just like melts in your mouth it is   so soft i'm basically drinking like cream cheese  and butter here if you like dairy you've got   calories galore i wish we had  discovered this restaurant on day one   because i might have been back here every  single day oh my gosh you need to come and   eat at la luna comfort come for the ambi the  character and the great food let's see yes i'm keeping the good times rolling we've got a cup  of wine here cabernet sauvignon chile is one of   the heavyweights in terms of wine in south america  in fact chile you know argentina and chile are   the top producers and uh this is my last chance  to have a chilean wine so i am indulging enjoy   salute to health and good  travel fantastic man it's   ah the full body cap sap you gotta like it  okay so i've got three things to try here   the classic ceviche calamari it looks like a  buttery sauce and then of course the king crab   and like a cheesy creamy sauce so i am pumped  let's dig in i believe it's a salmon ceviche another we're leaving chile tomorrow ceviche is  the thing i'm going to miss the most yeah ceviche   and the sushi that we've tried and the seafood  last but not least king crab crab cake casserole   yeah and they really there's really  a lot of the king crab it's not just   cheese and cream it's mostly king crab  at least it appears to be that one oh my that is the that is the king of the altar  the king of the dishes the king crabs the cake   whoa that is next level tender super buttery super  cheesy super super tasty i mean overall this is   amazing i've only tried half version we're gonna  just be digging in and sharing this whole thing so we are now visiting the cemetery of arenas  which is actually one of the main tourist   attractions in the city you could compare it  to the cemetery of recoleta which is very well   known in buenos aires and lots of people visit  but personally it kind of reminds me a bit more   of the chakarita cemetery that we also visited  in buenos aires i'll say it's more green and   spacious it's almost like cemetery meets park  to be perfect yeah beautiful gardens i mean like   look at that just look at this you feel like i  feel like we're walking towards the palace and   this is no disrespect to anyone who's passed  away and he's been buried here but it's just   it's a very beautiful sight as well it  really is i can see why tourists visit   because it's always kind of strange when  people want to go to cemeteries but like   some of them are just outstanding quite  special they're very beautiful here oh there we are we're rolling several hours  later it's a great afternoon we we actually did   a lot in just a few hours i'm quite surprised  how much we were able to do and that cemetery   is very impressive yeah that was the final thing  we did before we took a cab ride back here and i   feel like i need to rave about the food a little  bit more because in case you couldn't tell lunch   was amazing totally amazing wow wow wow yeah if  we had one more date i'd probably go back and   just get the exact same same thing literally  yeah because you're basically getting to try   five of their like signature dishes at this  restaurant but kind of like little sampler   sizes yeah and it was so good and the the best  part of all this is the most affordable meal we   had in the city yes 50 us dollars total total  total total yeah so like that tray yeah plus   we had dessert yeah we had two we had two drinks  so i had a cocktail and wine and the bread basket   and all that food and the dessert great value yeah  i mean for chili it is more expensive here but uh   man that was good they just do seafood so  well in chile it's uh it's a whole new level   and unfortunately this is this is it for us  here in chile that's the end the time went so   quickly we loved seeing the patagonia inside of  chile in the past we've also traveled to other   places we've been to santiago and valparaiso  and san pedro de atacama atacama i should say   eureka as well easter island yeah so tomorrow  we are going to spend the whole day traveling   down to ushuaia apparently it's an 11 and  a half hour bus ride including immigration   that we have to do the border crossing very  border crossing and yeah just a lot of driving   long day so it's going to be a very long day but  it is the destination we wanted to end off with   and so we are so excited and so  we hope you'll stay tuned because   we're actually going to be in ushuaia longer  than any other destination on this trip   yes we've got 12 nights there and so we're just  we're going to be filming like crazy and we   just can't wait to get there so hopefully we'll  see you there and thanks so much for watching   you

2021-07-29 21:13

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