I felt an amazing feeling when the plane landed in Punta Arenas. It is the most austere city in the world, situated at the foot of the Strait of Magellan. It´s so far away! Just a step away from Antarctica. It is the city base from which expeditions to Antarctica are carried out, right at the hear of Chilean Patagonia . We had read that it was the most populated and most cosmopolitan city of Patagonia. It has a grid pattern, and although in the center you can find neoclassical architecture, when you move away from the center you find more typical Chilean arquitecture. I also remember that there was a kind of hill from which you could see the whole city, and we saw all the coloured roofs and in the background the Strait of Magellan and right down at the bottom the Antarctic ice.