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Travel Blogs from Puerto Madryn
We woke up incredibly excited on Thursday, early, around seven thirty, anxious to get the show on the road and see some whales! While Javier picked up the car I packed our mate, empanadas I had made the night before as on the road lunch, maps and other goodies, making sure we had everything for the trip ready to go. We ate some toast, gulped our …
... 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 ...
It took us three solid days of driving to get from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn. This was the half way point between the bottom of Argentina and Buenos Aires.
Puerto Madryn was a beachside town that was notable for whale watching. Unfortunately for us it was out of season. Not to worry there was a beach and some sun. We spent the days hanging out on the beach and the nights enjoying a few wine cartons. On our final night we had another ...
... 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 ...
... non volevamo nemmeno andarci. Era inclusa nel prezzo delle altre due escursioni, e abbiamo cercato invano di toglierla per risparmiare un po' di soldi e di energie. Ma alla fine è stata la giornata forse più bella; niente milionate di pinguini o balene saltellanti, semplicemente un posto sperduto, nessun essere umano a parte il nostro piccolo gruppo di sei persone, e la compagnia di decine di elefanti marini a due passi da noi. Siamo scesi lungo le ripide e ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet