La Casa de Tounens
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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I had gone back to El Calafate because Ruta 40 between El Chalten and Perito Moreno (town) won't re-open until November. On 22nd, I took the 11.30am bus to Rio Gallegos, arriving there at 4pm. There were four hours to kill before the 16 hour bus journey on to Puerto Madryn. I dragged out one hour over a coffee, empanada and tea in the terminal cafe …
Thursday 8th December:
The night journey was a little weird, because Si and I didn't have seats next to each other, but they were very comfy seats. I was right in front next to a little old lady, and was so tired that I fell asleep pretty much straight away. The seats are more like first class plane seats – almost going to miss this …
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... may still seem like a lot but there's many journeys you can do that go over 50 hours, so ours aren't really long by South American standards. One thing is for sure - when we get back home nothing will seem like a 'long' journey. Even our flight hope from Rio is only 11 hours so that will probably be one of the shortest journeys we've done. Arriving in the port city of Puerto Madryn was a bit of a contrast after experiencing the jaw-dropping ...