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Ballenas y Gales

As I am a serious traveler, I usually plan my trips in advance, so I began to plan my January trip on June. My target was Patagonia (Argentina), and I began to look for information (trips, accommodations, sights, routes...) in such a way that I became an expert in Patagonia!!! (A little bit neurotic, maybe?) One morning, end of June, when I came in the high school where I teach, the Director told me that a group of teachers and students of another private high school were planning a didactic trip to Puerto Madryn and Península Valdés, and as they did not occupy the whole bus, they were asking teachers of other schools if they wanted to go; the trip was scheduled for September. He did not end the explanation when I was phoning the organizer to say: “I’m in!”
Many VTers dedicate their tips to other VTers; I will do a different thing: I dedicate this page to all the students, teachers, beadles, guides, that accompanied me in this great trip.

Como soy una viajera concienzuda, habitualmente planifico mis viajes con anticipación; por ello comencé a armar mi viaje de enero en junio. My objetivo era la Patagonia, y comencé a buscar información (paseos, alojamiento, puntos de interés, recorridos...) de tal modo que me volví una experta en Patagonia. (¿Un poquito neurótica, tal vez?) Una mañana de fines de junio, cuando entraba al colegio en el que enseño, el Director me dijo que un grupo de docentes y estudiantes de otro colegio privado estaban planeando un viaje didáctico a Puerto Madryn y Penísula Valdés, y como no llegaban a completar el bus, estaban preguntando a profesores de otros colegios si les interesaba ir; el viaje estaba agendado para septiembre. No había terminado la explicación cuando yo ya estaba llamando al organizador para decirle: “¡Yo voy!”
Muchos miembros de VT dedican sus tips a otros miembros; yo haré algo diferente: dedico esta página a todos los estudiantes, docentes, adscriptos, guías, que me acompañaron en este viaje maravilloso.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Whales! ~ ¡Ballenas!
  • Cons:Who said "it never rains in Patagonia"? ~ ¿Quién dijo: "nunca llueve en Patagonia"?
  • Last visit to Puerto Madryn: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2003
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  • diana_renou's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Todas tus páginas son buenísimas y útiles. Gracias por escribirlas y ayudarnos a viajar.

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2005 at 5:01 PM

    preciosa pagina...gracias por tus consejos me serviran muy mucho el proximo año

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2004 at 9:37 PM

    Touching custom for Deolinda and her baby! I hope to go to P.Madryn too, but not only for whales. Mostly, I'll be going for chocolate! :-) Very informative, tks.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 7:44 AM

    More Argentine ecosites to tour! Very nice tips on a most interesting sight!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2004 at 1:36 PM

    Whale watching in Nature and elegant Pengies, wonderful account and write up Andrea. thank you for sharing

  • perfectly_zen's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 5:57 AM

    I´ve heard a lot about Puerto Madryn and the fauna...and now i´m even more impressed...i´ve got to find some time to get over there! =D

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 2:56 AM

    To be honest with you, the idea of whale watching never attracts me. Splendid page with loads of information.

  • Johnny_CA's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 2:28 PM

    27 hours on a bus?? That's almost, umm, 2..3...days..I mean a long time on a bus! I usually see whales on the Discovery Channel.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 12:57 AM

    punta tumbo,trelew y mas...other very good memories....sin hablar de tus muy interesantes paginas ,escritas con tu inimitable y conciso estilo!

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 11:34 AM

    I found the WHALE!!!


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