Way Down South
When I woke up, I looked out the window and saw snowy mountains.
The ship was docked in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Everyone got off the ship to buy chocolate and penguin trinkets.
When we were walking on the main street, we saw a street performer. He stood still like a statue until someone gave him money.
At his feet, he had a bowl full of water, for coins, and a can with a slot on the top (like a piggy bank) with a sign that said "Dollars" on it. RJE and I dropped some coins in the wishing well (the bowl of water), and the man started moving slowly, like a wind-up toy, bowing “Thank you”. He shook my hand and opened a small case from which he pulled two beads shaped like hearts (one pink, one silver) that he gave to us.
There were some funny-looking buildings in Ushuaia. Here is one made of iron sheets and wood:
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