Took the night-bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn, which is close to the peninsula Valdes.
It is famous for its wildlife like guanacu, emus, armadillos, sea-elephants, seals, dolphins, penguins and Orcas.
Together with 2 French guys and a girl from the Netherlands we rent a car for 2 days and explored Valdes on our own. We stayed at a small town on the peninsula called Puerto Pyramides. It is a sleepy little village with max. 500 inhabitants, but there is a nice beach and it seems that there is always a strong wind. (Would be a Kiters/Surfers paradise...)
We went for a swim in the ocean, but it is not very warm and with the cold wind it is really freezing when you get out of the water...
Valdes is almost flat and there is hardly any vegetation except grass and dry bushes Most of the roads are not paved, only gravel roads, so it takes a long time to get around the island.
We went to the east coast and saw lots of penguins, sea-lions and seals. The contrast is very funny, to see the penguins next to the desert/grass land landscape. But because of the cold wind and ocean I think they feel like home in Antarctica. :-)
Unfortunately we did not see any Orcas, but maybe next time. I still have 9 months left... hehe ;-)
I will head now to Ushuaia, which is the southern most city of the world and therefore also known as "the end of the world"!! :-) Yess!! ;-)