Teatime in Gaiman

Posted on August 25, 2011

Is Patagonian town that best summarizes the legacy of Welsh immigrants and the unique flavors of tea ceremony. Find out.

This experience begins about 1400 kilometers south of Buenos Aires and is not only tour but gastronomic. Includes tasting from strands of different teas to watching magnificent landscapes that seem painted.

We talked about the quaint little Gaiman, a city in Argentina Patagonia own cultural stamp. Founded by Welsh settlers in the second half of the nineteenth century, managed to keep intact some of the best traditions of the European people.

Currently inhabited by about 7000 people, Gaiman is a serene and hospitable people. In its vicinity, and rigor across a wider region that also includes the village of Dolavon, are about 15 chapels. Built by immigrants, now dot the steppe landscape and remind the motley faith of the pioneers. One of the most important is to Bethel. Also worth named the Berwyn and Tair Heligen.

Tea Ceremony

Both Ty Gwyn as "Ty Cymraeg" travelers can sample some of the delicacies typical of Welsh cakes.

Thus, in the first, which means "white house" in Wales-apple pies on offer, lemon pie, raspberry tarts and homemade breads.

Meanwhile, Ty Cymraeg (which translates as "Welsh house") delights with numerous varieties of cakes, breads and scones in addition to the much sought after "Black Cake". These flavors, accompanied by a traditional black tea, they merely enhanced.

* Main photo: Anabella Segatti / ClickChubut

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Seven lakes, seven wonders

Posted on May 14, 2011

In a span of only 110 miles, the Patagonia Argentina dazzles travelers with mirrors surrounded by mountains and winding roads through thick forest water.


It is one of the most attractive regions of Argentina and Patagonia wonderful. Among the cities of Neuquén Villa La Angostura and San Martin de los Andes, Route 234 is known as "Road of the Seven Lakes".
With time and patience go this route is an absolutely recommendable experience. The lakes, each with its own characteristics, are still surprised by the magnanimous surrounding landscape. From the forests to the curious colihue waterfalls that flow between mountains cane, everything looks like a postcard.


From north to south, starting from San Martín de los Andes (picturesque town of 25 000 inhabitants), travelers will find Lácar, Mirror, Machónico, Villarino, Falkner, Escondido and Drafty lakes. Something more remote but equally accessible from the main road, the Traful, Beautiful and Meliquina have their charms. In the vicinity of Lake Falkner, should pay attention to the ship and its summit Cerro cobbled usually nest where condors.


Nature in full

Beyond the growing tourism in the region who are the Seven Lakes is a reservoir for authentic Argentine flora and fauna. Three major national parks (Lanin, Nahuel Huapi and Los Myrtles) are very close to Route 234.
The possibility of contact and experience of nature is so intense here simply a certainty.

Written by Andrés Bacigalupo
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Cerro Castor, snow doomsday

Posted on March 16, 2011

It is one of the top ski destinations in Argentina. Located a few kilometers from Ushuaia, is the perfect alternative for those wanting to ski amid great scenery.


The geography of the southern tip of Patagonia has a long list of wonderful landscapes. In Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost province of Argentina, the natural charm of these scenarios may be the perfect fit for skiers.
The adventure begins and ends at Cerro Castor, 26 kilometers from the city of Ushuaia and amid a stunning environment that combines with eternal snow glaciers high mountain areas.


Opened in 1999, Cerro Castor is the center's newest resorts. Designed for those who love snow sports (professional or an amateur), the site allows you to practice various forms of skiing; alpine skiing, snowboarding, etc.
The center has 21 kilometers in over twenty tracks, each with its own requirements and levels of difficulty. The lifts also worth mentioning: there are 3 quad chairlifts and four ski lifts. In addition, you can perform various activities such as hiking Siberian sled dogs.


A long season

Another interesting fact is that its Cerro Castor season is one of the longest in Argentina to 2011, and has set the schedule. Official ski and snowboard season will begin June 17 and end on October 12. Thus, there will be 118 days to fully enjoy this experience.

Written by Andrés Bacigalupo
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A magical town in the mountains

Posted on January 28, 2011

At the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy, El Chalten stands, a wonderful town in the Patagonia Argentina which holds the curious record of being the youngest people in the country.


Snow, mountains and diverse fauna make the natural surroundings of El Chalten, perhaps the youngest Argentina village (founded in 1985). Here, where no permanent residents more than 500 people every year come Contingent traveler attracted by the wild nature.
They call it the "national trekking capital" and is perfect for those who want to come into direct contact with nature. You can spot more than a hundred species of birds, among which stands out the Andean condor.


Just the "Viewpoint of the Condors" is one of the prime sites in the area. It is within walking distance from El Chalten and in addition to getting a great panoramic view of the town from there the impressive Fitz Roy, a hill into the sunset takes on a deep red color is observed.
Other recommended cruises, and in appropriate vehicles are run by Viedma, Upsala and Moreno glaciers and expedition around Lake Desert, surrounded by ancient beech forests ñires.

A young people

Founded on October 12, 1985, this young town began as an initiative to populate the region, which until a few decades was in dispute with Chile. El Chalten is named after the clouds that usually surrounds the summit of Fitz Roy (in tehuelche "Chalten" means "smoking mountain").


Located 220 kilometers north of El Calafate, you can arrive to El Chalten in different ways. From Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Bariloche and Puerto Madryn there are regular flights to El Calafate (and then completes the journey by road). Another possibility is to travel Route 40 from Bariloche to El Chalten through Perito Moreno (a total of 1340 miles).
Beyond these alternatives, the magical atmosphere of forests, mountain snow and justified, leftover, miles traveled.

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Written by Andrés Bacigalupo
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