Wednesday, November 03, 2010


A bird's eye view of Comodoro Rivadavia, an important Patagonian city renowned for being a hub for petroleum related industry. Most people have settled here just in order to make a finnancial difference and leave the city after working 5-10 years. Consequently the cities' atmosphere is a bit tense, since evverybody is busy making money...

Cacho gave us a ride in his Citroen C3 after waiting for some half an hour in a windsept service area. He too worked for a petroleum company.

Our wonderful hosts in Comodor Rivadavia had a whole room for Couchsurfers. There were four of us at a time. hey were Christians of the committed type, and they really meant what they preached. Actually, they wouldn't preach or speak about their beliefs unless asked. Pancho had immigrated from Peru decades ago, and now presided this great multicultural family!

Cliffs around Rada Tilly, 12 km away from Comodoro Rivadavia. Former wild areas are being urbanized, so the rich oil aristocracy can live far away from the urban chaos and breathe pure air they arguably don't deserve. Working class may be barred from frequenting certain areas developers are quickly turning into private neighborhoods.

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