Welsh afternoon tea and Dali trash park...we love Gaiman!
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Welcome to Patagonia. We won't have much chance to visit many places, but from the bus windows it looks vast, empty and fairly inhospitable. Miles of flat land covered with hardy shrubs, the odd sheep and cold winds trying to knock you over. From Puerto Madryn it's going to be 30+ hours on the bus to Ushuaia but there are always places that suprise you.
Hello Gaiman. In the middle of almost nowhere there is a bunch of small Welsh settlements that retain alot of there heritage in an unusually Argentinian way. We stopped here mainly for the promise of a traditional Welsh afternoon tea. The scones, the cakes, the cafe con leche all went down an absolute treat. With the added weirdness of sitting in what looked to be an old-fashioned Welsh nan's house with Gaelic jigs playing in the background.
Weirdness got weirder around the corner in the Dali inspired theme park of recycled rubbish. Thousands upon thousands of beer can flowers stapled to the trees, huts of cemented glass bottles and homages to everything from the Falklands War to the Taj Mahal (in toliet paper tubes and junkyard treasures).