Hosteria La Vieja Aldea
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... precious travel time, so I decided to keep moving, but make my way down south towards the goal!
After Cordoba I decided on Puerto Madryn as it has great wildlife, and was in the direction I wanted to go. I got a 21 hour bus from Cordoba which arrived at 11am the following morning. I checked into the hostel and met some other guests immediately. We talked about renting a car to go to the Peninsula, as tours, like everything in the area, were very expensive. Unfortunately ...
... recommend them. The beach is nice; the water is warm, calm and easy for swimming. It was heaving on Sunday but mid-week it only started to get busy after around 5pm with families and friends congregating drinking Mate (bizarre national hot herbal drink - not recommended!) The town shuts down for siesta between 1-5pm it's hard to find anything un-touristy open in the afternoon, but it does mean the beach is nice and quiet aside from the numerous sellers of "Churrroooossss" ...
... size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 17.9200000762939px;">Buses/coaches used - 82
Trains used - 25
Metros/subways used - 41
Next stop Gaiman - a town founded by welsh settlers in 1874. The people of the town still conserve the welsh language and traditions. It was like going back home, real tea and scones, very yummy! Street names are all Jones and Davies and our hostel was called Gwesty Plas y Coed. It was very strange when talking to the locals who only spoke spanish or Welsh. Having the surname Davies I think they were very disappointed we couldn't speak welsh too.
I woke up early to go to the dive centre to cancel my session with Pablo and then be ready to go with the boys around the peninsula to see a whole bunch of different animals. I walked over to the dive centre and thankfully someone was there. I hadn't met her before and she didn't speak much English, but she said she would tell Pablo I wasn't coming. I felt good about that and went back to the hostel to met up with the boys. The weather ...