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Apr 22, 2007 - Puerto Mandrin

I headed off on Wed night with 2 other lads from the hostel to begin to make our journey to the end of the world. One thing that Argentina and Chile do well is their bus system. For our 17 hr bus journey we were in the middle class seats, which were similar to what I expect you find on international first class seating section. Second to the comfort ness of the seats, we were served hot spinach and ricotta cannelloni for tea, watched 3 films on plasma TV's, and in the morning to wake up we all took part in a friendly game of bingo - which...

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Feb 11, 2006 - Puerto Madryn et la Playa

11h: Départ pour Puerto Madryn avant de prendre notre train pour Buenos Aires. Nous en profitons pour visiter un peu la ville de Puerto Madryn qui nous fait un peu penser à Royan. Chauvin comme nous sommes, ça nous plait vraiment beaucoup! Et surtout surtout il fait chaud! la plage est immense...une petite sieste s'impose! Aprés avoir paressés sur la plage nous partons prendre notre bus.

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Dec 12, 2005 - Puerto Madryn

"ARMADILLO - Smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside!" shouted Greg as he spotted one by the side of the road. Nobody believed him but he leaped from the car and the hunt for the animal was successful - his spotting skills will never be doubted again (he still adamantly claims to have seen a croc on the side of the motorway in Aus). Now in Patagonia, this all took place at Peninsula Valdes, a reserve packed with sea life. We would have done a tour to see it but at our hostel we bumped into our South African friends, Chris & Emily who...

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Dec 1, 2005 - Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdez

20 uur bus later bereiken we Puerto Madryn aan de Argentijnse oostkust. De bussen zijn gelukkig zeer comfortabel wat de pijn van de lange ritten iets minder erg maakt. De Argentijnse vlakten, de pampa's, zijn ook immens: gedurende 20 uur bleven de vlakten maar komen, zonder onderbreking. Je gaat er als het ware mee slapen en terug opstaan. Madryn is een kuststadje zoals er dertien in een dozijn zijn, niets speciaal dus. De attractie ligt enkele tientallen kilometers verderop: Peninsula Valdez, een schiereiland dat barst van de zeebeesten...

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Argentina 2005

Nov 21, 2005 - Puerto Madryn & Punto Tombo

Nach einer Nacht mit wenig im Schlaf im Bus kamen wir am Morgen in Puerto Madryn an, wo wir auch gleich ein Hotel gefunden haben. Anschlißend haben wollten wir ein Auto mieten und haben durch Zufall ein Paar aus Belgien (Lili und Marino) kennengelernt, die die gleiche Idee und den gleichen Plan (Wale und Pinguine anschauen) hatten wie wir, also haben wir dann zusammen ein Golf gemietet. Danach sind wir auf die Halbinsel Valdez gefahren, von wo aus wir eine Bootsfahrt zu den Walen gemacht haben. Diesmal andere Wale als in Ecuador, aber...

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Emilie & Ben

Oct 13, 2005 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina... Chasing mating whales

The twelve (in actuality, thirteen) hours bus ride to Puerto Madryn was one of the nicest so far... Had a ticket for a semi-cama bus, but the one which arrived was an upgraded "cama" bus, like business class of a plane! Monika, who was in my hostel was also on the bus, and we giggled over the silly movie they'd put on together. Monika is the first Austrian traveller I have met so far, though from the way she speaks English, one can almost be fooled into thinking she's English! It's towards the end of her trip (though just under a month...

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Yat's Big Trip

Aug 24, 2005 - Puerto Madryn 1.-6.8.2005

Tarkoituksenamme oli viettaa Puerto Madrynissa vain pari paivaa, mutta kuten niin usein talla matkalla, totesimme siella olevan nahtavaa ja tekemista pidemmaksikin aikaa. Lopulta vietimme alueella lahes viikon. Tosin osittain myos sen vuoksi, etta paluubussit olivat joko taynna tai hajosivat jo ennen lahtoa. Ei ihme, etta matkamme etenee jokseenkin hitaasti :-) Menimme Puerto Madryniin bongailemaan valaita, mutta kuulimme lahistolta loytyvan myos walesilaisten siirtolaisten perustamia kylia, joissa yha tana paivana puhutaan sujuvaa walesin...

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May 17, 2005 - Argentina, Puerto Madryn (coast)

15-05-05 / 18-05-05 The way to the south in Argentina is along the coast, crossing Argentina from west to east in order to go south. My first stop was Puerto Madryn, where I stayed in hostal El Gualicho. The weather was nice, so in the afternoon I hired a bike and set out explore the coastline. The Ecocenter ws my first stop and the end of the trip, since it is a very professional and informative exposition center about the flora and fauna around Puerto Madryn, which is the Mecca for whale / sea lion / sea elephant / Orca / dolphin watching...

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Mar 19, 2005 - Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn is a major destination to come and see some Patagonian wildlife. Patagonia is the southern region of Argentina, anything south of the River Negro. The land around the town of PM is reminiscent of the moors up on Holme Moss or Black Hill (sorry if you`re not familiar with Holmfirth), but drier and flatter and it stretches for as far as the eye can see, and no doubt for miles beyond that too. The roads tend to be dirt tracks or gravel rather than tarmac. We are by the sea here, most of the wildlife is marine based and the...

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Mar 19, 2005 - Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Penguins, if you don`t know, are birds, birds of prey- they eat seafood. This is a story about a penguin. It is inspired by true events in Ben's head. Once upon a time, there was a penguin who lived in Punto Tombo, about two hours south of Peurto Madryn by van. The penguin loved living with other penguins, but because of the Argentinian economic crisis, the penguin had to leave home and find work. One day, the penguin was visited by three American men. The men could see that the penguin was upset, so they asked him the reason for his...

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Aug 26, 2004 - The Argentinian Pampas

Back down to earth the next day we got a 16 hour bus starting at lunchtime down the coast to Puerto Madryn, where we were planning to see whales and elephant seals on Peninsula Valdes with Karen & Kathryn. We passed through Argentina's Pampas on the way, where all their cattle live. For those with a bad memory we first met up with Karen & Kathryn on the Navimag ferry back in May, climbed a volcano with them in Pucon, Chile and then met up with them again to ski with Sarah's brothers two weeks ago.

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