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  • well guys this is Welsh town number three for us we sure are on a roll we're

  • not even Welsh I know why are these people gonna have

  • we're gonna have another one to visit next week - oh yeah poor San but yeah

  • this place is probably the most remote of them all the Dolavon Dolavon or in

  • Spanish Dolavon eleven um yeah it's even smaller than Gaiman yep we're

  • seeing lots of like red brick buildings they have these water mills along the

  • river so yeah we're very keen to check it out

  • gonna be a fun day another day trip we're just gonna walk around grab a

  • little bite to eat and see what kind of adventures we can find in this small

  • town Dolavon is a small town in the province of Chubut and it's name

  • translates to meadow on the river the town was officially founded in 1919 and

  • though various European nationality settled the area the majority were the

  • descendants of the first Welsh settlers who arrived in 1865 since we were

  • already on a roll visiting Welsh towns across Patagonia we decided to check

  • this one out as well okay so we just finished visiting the info centre in Dolavon and

  • got some ideas of what we can do around town today we did learn that most

  • restaurants are not open on a Monday or a Tuesday

  • today's a Monday so the restaurants we had plotted won't be an option today but

  • she told us about a berry de in a camping site that's a pretty cool spot

  • for food so that's where we're headed next

  • lunchtime so we are walking to the camping site it was just three blocks

  • away not too too far small little town we are so ready for food well guys we

  • made it to sabores the Nevada flavors of the valley it's the only restaurant

  • available we're not gonna be sampling any of the flavors because it's close

  • no sign of activity inside even can look into the kitchen yeah I mean the quest

  • for food continues we're not gonna give up we will find somewhere we will find

  • something I mean we saw a bar maybe like the bar we'll have a little snack yeah I

  • mean we're gonna grab a bite the idea really is to show the town of Dolavon so we got

  • needed a little bit of food in us and then life in Ruston is and then we'll

  • get going with the town town to her we walked up down and around and eventually

  • stumble upon this little eatery it was a local spot with mainly fast food on the

  • menu but at this point we weren't being choosy all right guys we found a place

  • that's open actual on glass and we got empanadas we've got ham and cheese baked

  • and grown beef fried you haven't had fried infant us in a while some fries

  • yeah and this place also just pizzas and other things but we've been having a lot

  • of petroleum so we're like well after that cheese a bit good so juicy inside

  • the fried ones are always with the taste

  • going on awesome super happy to found a place

  • all right time to try the ham and cheese once these are the what the hell horn oh

  • the big ones I don't know no that's

  • loaded with cheese look at that cheese bubbles I press down on it they're so

  • cute it is their specialty prefer today is more of a quick fast foodie meal yeah

  • all the restaurants the nice thing about this too is that it gives us more time

  • to see the town instead of spending spending the day having lunch

  • man those empanadas were good rides are tasty to you but there's some of the

  • best empanadas we've had on a trip so far they've been that good ingredients

  • yum yum hey bad well let me Oh certainly hit the spot it was so cheap - how much

  • like four dollars and seventy five cents so we got four empanadas fries and a

  • soda water absolutely go that's amazing and the quality was so good so if you

  • guys are wandering in town and you're looking for a place for it a good quick

  • bite pop into there yeah it's called

  • lightning bolt the living bolt there you go

  • we are going to stop and admire the water wheels yes for your viewing

  • pleasure they're all along this walkway along the water where there's water

  • there's water water there's a water wheel let's see how they work

  • you want to say hello don't you after a quick lunch we walked back to the

  • tourist office in Dolavon where we had been told there's a small museum with an exhibit

  • about the old railway station but guess what this is Argentina so it was already

  • siesta time and the place was closed for the afternoon we really should know

  • better by now so it was back to random wandering

  • across town got a cool little Park here for children with dinosaurs and all

  • sorts of prehistoric creatures like a mammoth lots of dinosaur bones have been

  • found here in Patagonia there's a big dinosaur museum in Vallejo so it kind of

  • makes sense to be seeing lots of dinos with a bat friendly manner

  • so we've been wandering around for a bit what have you learned about the town so

  • far all right so this town's claim to fame is its mill it's flour mill which

  • was the first one to be built in the area and the mill was in operation until

  • 1940 and now it's a museum and restaurant well let's be open on a

  • Monday thank you thank you but we're gonna walk on over there and see so this

  • is the restaurant we already knew the restaurant who would be closed but we

  • were hoping maybe the mill and the museum would be open that is not the

  • case we'll make use of our zoom lenses and give you guys a close-up a peek in

  • through the gate behind

  • we are now waiting for the town's museums to open one thing we didn't

  • realize is that museum also closes for siesta time so we decided to go have

  • lunch and now that the lunch hour is over a lot of places have shut down till

  • 4 or 5 o'clock what do we do we do not know what to do

  • so just walking around town we've friended some dogs I mean this isn't a

  • very big town to begin with so we retrace their steps over and over again

  • at one point we even walked into a little corner store to see if they had

  • any suggestions for too long tourists they gave us directions to Cafe and

  • Bakery but guess what that too was closed and that is exactly how we ended

  • up hanging out at a gas station yes a gas station we are at a gas station

  • riveting stuff guys it's the really the only thing that's open so we we followed

  • a couple leads to some cafes that were suggested as potentially open we either

  • couldn't find them or they were closed and there's a couple of bakeries that

  • may open again it like 4:35 but around that time we'll probably be at the

  • Museum and maybe thinking about heading back into town integer blue so this is

  • kind of turning into the non tourist guide to the city where we just show you

  • what what it's like on a day one not much is open not much is happening but

  • we've in the gas station we did find some really refreshing drinks - OH - OH

  • which is a citrus jink and this one which we liked even more is called

  • passive in Los Toros and it is a street food flavor definitely mellow and we

  • also picked up some alfajores so yeah brighten our day santoshi and neither

  • playable longer nor the meringue time yeah and apparently there's a triplet

  • three layers simple layers that's the nice looking alpha horn look

  • at the layers here's the dulce de leche I can't brain anyone's day know what

  • does improve my mood considerably sugar and a cold drink sugar in a cold drink

  • and hopefully a museum in about 15 or 20 minutes we are back to see the museum

  • hopefully it says they open at 4:00 and it's 4:15 and there's no one here we'll

  • wait a bit see what happens maybe a minute hopefully we can still salvage

  • our sightseeing yeah not the dogs are following us again we picked up a few

  • more strays along the way yeah hey guys

  • walking down the street our new squad in this pod I'm so sad to leave these guys

  • yeah I hopefully something opens up and we can we can buy some dog food and buy

  • food they said I would buy one place might be open so that's coming up

  • operation feed the pups was not a success we went to a butcher closed two

  • markets closed at this point we decided there really wasn't anything left for us

  • to do in doll oven it was time to leave so we went to the bus stop and waited

  • for a bus to appear rolling watching this people Monday and Tuesday's are not

  • the best days for tourism yeah especially in this town apparently the

  • the tourism office was open in the morning we popped in yeah we were told

  • that almost all the restaurants and things were closed today and tomorrow so

  • keep that in mind if you're visiting Wednesday to Sunday is your best bet the

  • other thing we learned too was that like in all fairness we did do some research

  • before coming here like we did try to check see if things are open there

  • wasn't a lot of online information yes because all the places I had plotted on

  • my google maps I checked to see if they had ours or like a website or any type

  • of business information and it was all blank like you basically just had the

  • name of the restaurant yeah a little pin and that's what we were going off of

  • when we showed up so we've had a few ideas of where we wanted to go yeah no

  • clue that it would all fail today but but to recap I think we had a fun time

  • walking around the city yeah we met some very friendly dogs who know who I like

  • company we have amazing empanadas they weren't just nice like they were there

  • were some of the best we've had what else the price was good we didn't end up

  • spending much money at all here but a nice option for the nice alpha whore we

  • got to see some kind of interesting gas station we got to see some interesting

  • buildings who walk through your campsite we saw a few like restaurant so that

  • would probably be nice when they're open but um yeah and we have a puppy coming

  • over this is my other buddy say hello hello to the world

  • he's one of the five dogs we met today he's very nice so this is what a travel

  • day it looks like when when nothing goes right yeah it would have been so easy

  • for us just to like not publish this video and to never be up on our channel

  • but we thought we'd keep it anyways and just show you what like a non touristy

  • day looks like kind of a failed mission but you see it's just at the same time

  • I'm glad we came I had a yeah yeah I'm just I am a little disappointed because

  • I was excited to show you guys the mill the first flour mill / water mill just

  • show you the restaurant because they take the mill they take the flour from

  • that mill and they have a local restaurant yeah like it would have been

  • such a cool experience also think because like there's not a

  • ton of online information maybe a town like this it wouldn't be a horrible idea

  • if like somehow the businesses came together and maybe on a rotational basis

  • some places actually stayed open on Mondays and Tuesdays you had once a

  • month or something I don't know just so like in situations like thing to do it's

  • like today there's nothing to do like we've how many times have we crisscross

  • the town today Oh too many we've actually walked we've walked this town

  • more thoroughly than we have giulio is where we're spending five nights yeah so

  • I mean we really did try our best but hopefully you guys enjoyed the visual of

  • what we were able to show you and if you do come some of the things that we

  • mentioned that would be open say Wednesday to Sunday give it you know

  • check them out see if they're open try some of the restaurants check out some

  • of the other attractions and yeah this is more of just this is more of a town

  • to walk in anyway so yeah I really don't have anything much more to say we'll see

  • you in the next episode actually tomorrow we're going back to Gaiman you

  • have a day we have a day to kill while we're our bus doesn't leave until 9 p.m.

  • we're checking out 11:00 in the morning so hopefully we'll be able to store our

  • bags come back to Trelew we're gonna farm tea yeah that that that will that

  • will be open for sure so we'll see you guys tomorrow

well guys this is Welsh town number three for us we sure are on a roll we're

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Visiting the SLEEPIEST TOWN IN PATAGONIA + Our Failed Travel Day in DOLAVON, Argentina

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