Yiliana Hostel Puerto Madryn
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Yiliana Hostel, Puerto Madryn
A family run hostel just two blocks from the beach and the main street welcomed Val, Anna and I like family. The hostel had a full size kitchen with everything you would need to cook a meal, plus purified water and two clean refrigerators. A large flat screen …
... it, but isn’t crowded… looking good! We order spaghetti, we figure that should be safe, and a bottle of wine, just in case it isn’t. The wine was lovely – no idea what it was apart from ‘merlot’ and from looking at the label it was a local wine – love it! The moment of truth, and the pasta is more than edible, it’s not too bad at all – success! Today really has been our salvation. Perfect end to a perfect day.
Here we went on a tour to see sea lions and elephant seals. I was feeling better and my strep throat was improving! We went to a UNESCO world heritage site, the Peninsula Valdez. Elephant seals weren't in sight that day, but there were over a million sea lions! I'm not even exaggerating! Fights were breaking out all over with the males, but nothing serious happened. They basically just roared at each other, went back to their females, then walked off and roared at another ...
... after some Welshman’s house in Wales. It doesn’t look or feel at all Welsh now, but there’s apparently some village somewhere outside town where it’s still Wales (in the 1800s) and you can get Welsh tea and scones. Not sure what makes them Welsh, but a tourist hole is a tourist hole.
We had received the recommendation to take the ruta 12 to Esquel. 200km dirt road along the river Chubut. At a sunny day we found perfect road conditions and great views all the day: Red rocks and green trees at the river banks. Even the gas station in the middle of nowhere had fuel. Perfect.
In the evening we camped directly at the scenic rock Piedra Parada and enjoyed the sunset.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking