Casa del Sol
Travel Blogs from Puerto Madryn
... his mouth! Such an amazing experience to get this close to such naturally inquisitive animals. Just to show we aren't all about the partying and having a good time, let's pause to reflect that the weekend we were in Puerto Madryn was Easter, or Semana Santa to Argentinians. It's a pretty big deal in such a hugely Catholic country. Most cities have a parade where a cross is carried through the street followed by lots of people carrying ...
... hour on the world's gravel-iest road to reach Puerto Piramides, a small gulf-side town, for lunch, then back to Puerto Madryn. Pretty cool : )
Relaxed a bit at the hostel then made an amazing dinner of pasta, olives, cheese, tomatoes and calamari (it's so cheap here!!) - Cecile is convinced that since I'm Greek that being able to cook squid is in my blood even though I've never done it before. Luca is Italian though and tried one and ...
... ostrich and guanaco's - members of the llama family.
We ended up in Gaiman - a Welsh settlement town for the afternoon. Here the two Welshy's of the group relished every moment of having their bit of home. Afternoon tea in a traditional Welsh tea house, served by a Argentine woman with a Welsh/Spanish accent that could speak more Welsh than the two I was with made for a very surreal experience.
Sugar rush over, literally ate ...
... in the underground burrows. We stood at the top of a cliff where there were penguins and burrows at our feet. We could see many more of them down at sea level, probably 100 feet below, some frolicking in the waves. One standing near us threw back his head and let loose with an amazing 'song'...someone said he could be calling his mate. They mate for life, returning to the same burrow each year. Amazing!
We moved on ...
... it stings the biggest spider it can find and injects it with its eggs, then when the wasp babies are ready they eat their way out of the spider. Kind of wish I hadn’t seen it really as I was pretty keen to get off the path after that. What with that and the signs for all the snakes it is a bit nerve wracking!
Late night back to camp, few beers and dinner and we were all ready to crash out. Am on cook duty tomorrow so early start for ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility