Visiting a NON-TOURISTY Oil Town in Patagonia

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In today's video, we're going to be visiting a non-touristy oil town in Patagonia. When we told people we were going to Comodoro Rivadavia, they looked at us with surprise? "There's nothing to do there. The only people who travel there work in the oil industry." But we were curious, plus it was a very logical stop to break up the journey down to the land of ice and glaciers, so we decided to spend a few days in this off the beaten path destination.

The main attraction we visited in Comodoro Rivadavia was the National Petroleum Museum. Here we had a guided tour where we got to see where they first struck oil and also learn about how this event gave birth to the city.

The National Petroleum Museum has an indoor and outdoor component, so after touring the exterior and viewing some of the machinery on-site, we went indoors to take part in a simulation, where you can experience what it would be like to travel to the depths of an oil well. And well, it kind of felt a bit like an earthquake! Technically, it’s geared for kids and school groups, but that didn’t stop us from trying it.

Aside from that, we also visited a few different restaurants around town (because you know us and our love for food!) We went back to Cayo Coco del Mar to sample their paella, then we tried artisanal ice creams at Chocolates, and we also went to Puerto Mitre at the end of the day for a seafood pizza.

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