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Whales, Penguins and the Welsh in Patagonia Photo 7

Whales, Penguins and the Welsh in Patagonia

December 7th 2009
Before leaving home my knowledge of Patagonia was limited to the fact that they spoke Welsh there. The image I had of it was some kind of mini Wales in the middle of Argentina. This is not at all accurate. Patagonia takes up almost half of Argentina and the Welsh speakers are concentrated in a couple of small towns. Our first stop was a town called Peurto Madryn. Upon arrival Valentina was im ... read more
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Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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