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Travel Blogs from Puerto Madryn
... rising and I could see a few shapes moving out in the distance.... WHALES!!! I hadn't been in the city more than an hour and had already spotted my first pod. It was about 4 km to walk out to the point and I must have spotted about 5 to 10 whales out in the harbour. Bu the time I got back my dorm was read so I had a shower, dropped off some laundry down the road and went into town to try find an ATM. The first two banks I went to the ATMs where out ...
A long 30 hour journey took us down and up the coast of Argentina to Puerto Madryn. Victoria's knee was much better now and I could just about put socks on without sitting down. Puerto Madryn is towards the north of Argentina but still 1400 km from Buenos Aires. The big attraction in Puerto Madryn is the possibility to see whales very easily, even form the shore. Unfortunately we were out of season for the southern ...
... in to our hostel. In fact, visiting Patagonia at this time of year is just like visiting Cornwall in September – you´ve still got good enough weather and even though you get a sense things are winding down, most things are still open but you don´t get the crowds.
That evening at the hostel, we got chatting to an American guy, Peter, from California. He was waiting out the rough seas to go diving and so, as ...
... guy living in Germany who was a published author and a really sweet Chilean couple who didn't speak much English, but through a complex system of Spanish, English, and shoulder shrugs we had a great conversation. I went outside to Skype with my cousin (hey Katie!) then came back in just in time for Adam (the English/German writer) to say "and here's our American girl to sing her national anthem"
"We've all already sung ours, now ...
... Tombo without stopping off in Gaiman on the way back. Gaiman is another odd place, again founded by Welsh settlers but bizarrely several hundred people here still speak Welsh. It's law in Argentina for schools to only teach in Spanish, but special dispensation was granted to the school in Gaiman to be able to teach in Welsh as well as Spanish! An annual Welsh cultural festival is held here every year and the village still has a few Welsh ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet