A brief stop along the way - Rio Gallegos
Trip Start Apr 12, 2011
86Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
Casa Familia Elcira
After about ten minutes of wandering around the town realising that any restaurants that were in the guide book have since closed down, we head to the first restaurant we saw. Turns out to be a steak house run by the police force where families come for an evening out (or that’s at least what we thought it was...). We don’t really know how the restaurant tied in with the police force but the waiters were wearing police polo necks and police officers came and left quite frequently. The highlight was when a guy came round selling what looked like fake dvds....and it did look like there would be karaoke later but having left at 5am in the morning we headed back to the hostel for a proper nights sleep.
The next day, Jonny and I were determined to find the sights, restaurants and bars before our bus at 8pm. We found about three monuments, four restaurants and a museum which was a British house that had been shipped over from Britain at the start of the 20th century. The history of this part of Argentina is pretty interesting as British citizens living in the Falkland Islands were offered grants to move to the mainland between 1890-1910 so there are some positive ties with Britain around here. The museum itself only took 15 minutes to look around but had some interesting old photos to look at. In signing the guest book we realised we were the first visitors for 3 days...
Now it’s an 18 hour journey to Puerto Madryn, finally we’re heading North.