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Travel Blogs from Pucon
Why is Richard smiling?
Well, he is living a bit of a dream - set in a dramatically beautiful area, spending his days on the volcano slopes and nights in the hotsprings. Or it could be because, after 3 days of stalking, he knows he's finally rid of the pesky US couple. But it's not our fault, we swear...
It all started when we …
... as he pointed into a cloudy, bleak landscape. We cheered up the wet evening with a visit to 'Beanies and Bikinis', a bar which is not as dodgy as it sounds...!
Fortunately, the next day the clouds had parted slightly and we intermittently caught glimpses of the volcano. However, climbing conditions were still sub-optimal so we opted for a day trek in the nature sanctuary El Caņi. The most striking feature within ...
... and I almost died because he wanted to go so fast. Seriously thought I was going to break my leg or hack myself up as I was trying to negotiate the ice pick!!
Anyway we're off to this amazing steakhouse. We've already been there but we're going back for more! (Plus a fabulous bottle of red is $30 which is CHEAP by Sydney standards!!)
We hope all is well.
Lots of love,
Em and my little potato seller. X x x
Climbed up Volcano Villarrisa near Pucon, Chile today, it's one of the most active around. Went up to 2800m (so went up 1400m in height), through the snow using ice picks (45 degree slope). It took us about 4-5 hours to reach the summit, was really hard work. My bad lung capacity kicks in about 2500m, so I struggled. But it was totally worth it - the view was ...
... walked away....nice! I ended up going to the pastry shelf and ordering an apple pastry and we ate it up... We sat there for a few minutes thinking that maybe they were gonna bring us something, then we went to the cash register and paid. Oh well.
The drive today was amazingly beautiful. We entered into the area that we came here to see...The Lakes District, which a portion of is in the Araucania Region. The country of Chile has 15 regions. Each region elects ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsNativa Hostel Pucon
This well run hostel was a great base camp for our adventures in Pucon. They work with a great outfitting agency to help you schedule anything you want to do in the area. They also have a great breakfast, with banana smoothies!!!
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