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

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

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

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  1. Hi my canadian Friends….!!!! Creo que de casualidad reservé para febrero la misma cabaña que uds. AM HANG en la Cumbresita para luego ir a Potrero de Garay….creo que tenemos muchos defectos como país…pero las personas…los lugares y nuestras costumbres son valen la pena conocer…GRACIAS POR MOSTRAR ESE ASPECTO CON TAN AMOR….slds chicos

  2. Well at least I learned something from your misfortune. I now know to not travel outside Buenos Aires on Monday and Tuesday. Thanks for the info 🙂

  3. WOW, that sure looks like a hellhole there with everything shut and partially burnt food. I don't think I will be going there anytime soon! For the best fun in Patagonia watch the UK's "TOP GEAR" motoring programme, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May! That is what you call fun out there! It's on YouTube or maybe the BBC's I – Player.

  4. awwww they gave us more pupper time! did you notice how they lingered on the doggo longer than usual? that was all my doing folks, for giving them heck on only teasing us with the puppers last time!!!! haha jk

  5. This is one place I would live, don't care nothing is open, lazy days, no rushing, prices for food excellent..we pay WAY tooo much food in Canada. It is absurd the amount we pay for take out pizza, and that should not be the case. These people get it right..taking time, snoozing in the afternoon…just a luxury to just take your time. It's also very healthy for you. Great video Audrey and Samuel!!

  6. Thanks for this video (as always). Watching Audrey cuddling a cute doggy is worth more than any touristic sights.

  7. Come on lads credit to ye for making a bad day into a happy one 😁❤️
    God bless both of ye love from 🇮🇪☘️😘

  8. Its a lovely video n definitely not a fail video…. Eagerly awaiting the next vlog. – Love from Bangladesh.

  9. Las ganas que le pusieron al material es para destacar,muy bien chicos ,bien el Samuel ,destacando el lado positivo del recorrido,y Audrey te felicito por la edicion del video,Viaje por Argentina,Primer dia en Buenos Aires ,la musica en la intro y todo el video es maravilloso,,, che, terrible las empanadas que se clavaron en El Rayo, los saludos desde Buenos Aires, hasta pronto chicos y Dany, se estraña mucho tus presentaciones

  10. Laundry is always a good thing to do on a lazy day. Lol not everywhere is a hit when you travel. You guys did well to keep the vibes up. Lol

  11. Thats life! The real one! And it is fun to see some of this from time to time! This makes u even more credible! Like ur style!

    Wish you would never think not to upload videos like this, which you did not. Perfectly planned a so-called successful trip is too fabricated for the lack of better words. Hope you keep it up and keep it real………….

  13. Quest for food in Patagonia, one advantage you'll have lots of daylight to find some….love the background music 🙂

  14. Amazing work! Please take a look at some of my travel videos when you have time.

    I have subscribed to your channel and hope that you'll give me a subscribe back 🙂 Happy 2020!

  15. Watching people talk with food in their mouth is a fetish for some I assume, but please think about reducing the amount of air time you both give you chewing and swallowing. It is really not a good look… Also, I hope Audrey's jaw heals soon. I assume from how she talks that she is unable to move her lower jaw when speaking.

  16. If you 2 had researched your dining choices at all you would have known that they where closed ?? Also your very bad table manners leave a lot to be desired. Didn't your Mommies tell you that it is rude to speak whilst eating your empanadas ?? Seriously don't understand how even ordinary food can generate such ridiculous immature dribble !!

  17. Interesting honest video. The joy of travel. I can relate to such days and such places. Could happen anywhere in the world. I have arrived in towns where nothing is happening or the restaurant or the museum or whatever is closed. I remember one time I went to a particular place on the right day to visit a museum I really wanted to see only to find it closed long term for renovation. But that’s the joy of travel. Better to be a real traveller than a stereotypical tourist.
    I think though if it were me I would prefer to rent a car and then move on if nothing happening in town.
    Enjoy your videos of Argentina. Hope to visit there soon so you are helping me to decide where to go. It’s nice to see you in other regions and small towns and get an idea of what it is like away from Buenos Aires.
    Good luck and thank you.

  18. I went to Google Map. That's a small town! How did you guys be there? wow. Happy New Year Samuel and Audrey! DON"T worry guys!! I still enjoyed it!

  19. Quizas mucho no se dan cuenta pero el tiempo que lleva editar y subtitular cada video es mucho y los felicito por el laburo la verdad que los hacen muy bien

  20. what is the exchange rate in Argentina? it says it is about 60 ARS now to 1 USD but i keep hearing different figures apparently due to inflation.

  21. 1. that alfajor ….. mouth is WATERING!!! BRING SOME BACK!!!
    2.I would a lot more visibly bothered if every place i went to was shut down. Good job letting a little Type B-ness lead the way!
    3. The dog gangs is hilarious
    4. I was waiting for you guys to say "the bus didn't come, it only works one way on Mondays and Tuesdays".
    5. That alfajor though. . .

  22. If you are ever back in Scotland… Paisley, The Largest Town…Go for it…7 miles outside Glasgow……Luv u Guys xxxxx

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