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Little Italy, Little China... and now LITTLE WALES...

sunny 18 °C

Well guess I might have been to them all and NOW I can add Little Wales to the have visited list.
YES!!! little Wales, who would have guessed that in Argentina there is a village ( and area) where wels is still spoken, and in fact signs and restaurant menus still have Welsh (OK OK a tourist gimmick of course).
The little village I speak of is Gaiman, which is in the province of of Chabut.
All this started in the late 1800{s when Welsh immigranst arrived in Patagonia with promises to work the land and obey the laws in exhange for land, leaving behing their homeland, Cymru.
One of the villages they established Gaiman is now famous for its tea houses, serving Welsh akes and tea.
However, when I got there, by public transport from Puerto Madryn, everything was quiet, leving me to wonder the streets admiring the quaint little housese, Rose gardens. It is such a quiet place after the vibrancy of Buenos Aires.
Loved the little village but didn't stay long... well not after having a .. get this a hamburger and beer and then a 30 minute wait for the bus and I was gone.

Posted by Suraza 18:12 Archived in Argentina

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