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... then. But there were patches of blue sky. Unfortunately we never got any decent sun while we were at the Otway Sound penguin colony.
The drive was about 1 hour and mostly on the bumpy gravel road. Our main guide was a young man who spent a lot of years in the US, so his English was good. But he was not an experienced guide. He had an assistant named Bianca, a young girl who was probably leading a tour for the first time.
... calafate berry.
We went looking for another bar, but in the end had to ask at tourist information. As we thought, there weren't too many bars, but we were pointed in the direction of two. The first was the Taberna Club de la Union although tourists are allowed entry. It was more expensive, but a nice setting in the catacomb basement of the Sara Braun's palace (she was widow of Jose Noguera who was successful businessman and one of the pioneers in the area).
Final settled for a decent price for a place only available
for one night and with no kitchen. Headed out for a late lunch but could find
nothing appealing or affordable so shopped for a late lunch – went to the super
for a roast chicken but the bag burst covering me with burning hot juices – was
not happy, but as ever the staff were unconcerned.
... so invited the Yugoslavians over, they then had no work so they imported sheep from the Falklands and set up sheep farms, I may have missed something in the translation, but that was the gist of it. He then takes us to the cemetery for non nationals, similar to the one in Buenos Aries, huge crypts and lots of them. A bit more meandering around and some idle chit chat before we ask him to take us to somewhere with a view, for this we head ...
... night, replacing the tourist card was efficient and easy. We arrived 20 min early to our bus the next morning to ensure that we would have no issues. Ten minutes before the bus was set to leave, a man approached me and asked if I was from the United States. He had a list of names and everyone from the US was highlighted. He asked to see my card for entering Argentina, so I showed him my tourist card. No, he informed me, I mean ...