Travel Blogs from Castro, Chile

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Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Chile travel blog

Isla Chiloe

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... of house moving through the green woods and fields towed by 10 cattle is truly mindboggling. In the afternoon we take the bus into Castro, the main town on Chiloe, half an hour away. The town is a bit run down, with the same kind umpoverished feel ...

The Chilean Lake District, Puerto Montt and Castro, Chiloe, Chile travel blog

The Chilean Lake District

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... landscape here than deep south Chile, and we reach the ferry, where we stay on the bus, then onto Ancud, then Castro, my destination. No touts awaiting me at the bus station, so I have to go and find my own accomodation. Castro is a ...

Castro, Castro, Chile travel blog

Castro

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... bought at a cost, it rains a lot here but we were fortunate to see it all on a nice sunny evening. We arrived in Castro at a reasonable time and shopped around for a hotel with a free room. Casto is busy little town, especially on a Saturday evening. ...

Achao, Achao, Chile travel blog

Achao

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Achao is known for it's churches and is very influenced by it's Spanish history. Jesuit missionaries arrived on the island during the 16Th century and began constructing hundreds of small wooden churches. The result was a mixture of Pagan/Christian ...

Castro, Castro, Chile travel blog

Castro

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... island full of culture and great food. Our plan was to get money, eat and hopefully find a place to crash. Fortunately, Castro offered a different bank, larger hotels (that take visa) and restaurants/bars (that take visa). At the very least we can ...

Chilly Chiloe, Castro, Chile travel blog

Chilly Chiloe

A travel blog entry by camille

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... lots of green rolling hills on Chiloe, and some spectacular bays and it was a very nice paisaje to look at from the bus. Castro I was greeted by a hospedaje tout who reminded me of Rod from Village days so I went to his place which was pretty nice. ...

Castro Ain´t So Bad, Castro, Chile travel blog

Castro Ain´t So Bad

A travel blog entry by worldroamers

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Hello All, Just a quick update to let you all know we are still very much alive and kickin. We are in Castro, Chile. It is a town on a small island of Chiloé. When we left Bariloche the plan was to head to Puerto Montt, Chile. We were going to stay ...

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile, Castro, Chile travel blog

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

A travel blog entry by oneluckygirl

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Our first cruise stop was Castro, Chile. We didn't have an excursion, so we just walked around the town. The Church of Castro was a big yellow and purple painted church. It was actually a world heritage sight. I don't know what was so significant about ...

Rucksacktour mit Jule: Tag6, Castro, Chile travel blog

Rucksacktour mit Jule: Tag6

A travel blog entry by annafuessner

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Heute waren wir mit der Familie Montealegre in Dalcahue und Castro. Castro ist die Hauptstadt von Chiloé und Dalcahue eine kliene Stadt direkt daneben. Dort haben wir die typischen Holzhaeuser auf Pfaehlen gesehen, die Kirche und die Artesaniamaerkte ...

A visit to a small island town, Isla Chiloe, Chile travel blog

A visit to a small island town

A travel blog entry by therasp

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I set out for an afternoon visit of Isla de Chiloe. A part of Chile full of folklore and interesting legends. For example, they have this little trollike creature that they claim brings women into the forests and impregnates them...they use this as an ...

It seems that i have wandered into a season ..., Castro, Chiloe, Chile travel blog

It seems that i have wandered into a season ...

A travel blog entry by twjthornton

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... the only vino tinto that i have found to be of questionable quality so far. I am falling into a pleasent routine while based in Castro, awaiting the time to return to Puerto Montt and the ferry south, learning how true the adage that time is the most and ...

verkehrskontrolle und pfahlbauten, Castro, Chile travel blog

verkehrskontrolle und pfahlbauten

A travel blog entry by julegschwander

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... ! 117 anstatt 100km/h! da kommt noch eine rechnung aber weiter gehts! in dalcahue wurd dann kurzfristig entschlossen dass wir erst castro die hauptstadt der region anschauen! wir hatten echt glueck mit dem wetter und schaufften es die bunten pfahlbauten ...

Chiloe, Castro, Chile travel blog

Chiloe

A travel blog entry by kc2009

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... pregnant and hang about till March, instead we caught up with the howling winds and pouring rain. Our first day we walked around Castro, checking out the capital, they have many houses built on the water on stilts and a lots of churches (there are as ...

Island in the stream (Bee Gees), Castro, Chile travel blog

Island in the stream (Bee Gees)

A travel blog entry by welshhobo

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After 2 buses and a ferry we reached Chilian's second biggest Island Chiloe. We stayed in the capital Castro a town famous for it's higgledy-piggledy bright coloured houses on wooden stilts which hug the waterfronts and mud ...

Chiloe, Castro, Chile travel blog

Chiloe

A travel blog entry by kieranocal

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Retour a Castro, Castro, Chile travel blog

Retour a Castro

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Capital of Chiloe, Castro, Chile travel blog

Capital of Chiloe

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

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So the four of us set off from the charming town of Ancud for the capital of Chiloe, Castro. It was about a 3 hour journey through lush green countryside as we journeyed down to the centre of the island. When we arrived, we made our way to a nearby ...

En route vers le continent, Quellon, Chile travel blog

En route vers le continent

A travel blog entry by nycos

Apres une nouvelle nuit a Castro, je me leve de bon pied et part vers la gare routiere. J arrive 2 mon avant que le bus ne parte meme sans avoir checker les horaires et je suis partit faire la fin de la panamericaine highway. Elle s arrete en effet a ...

enfin du beau temps ! ***, Castro, Chile travel blog

enfin du beau temps ! ***

A travel blog entry by loelai

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German Espanol Anglais Ici, rien d´exceptionnel mais quand même super migon. Surtout le marche artisanal, avec pleins de produits typiques en laine et fabriques su place..pulls, chaussettes, gants, bonnets et tout le tralala.. Nous avons enfin un ...

No pirates (or Geena Davis) on mystery island, Castro, Chile travel blog

No pirates (or Geena Davis) on mystery island

A travel blog entry by nathan.frisch

... they made a lot of stuff out of wood that you ought not to. For instance, the pitiful wooden anchor on display in the Castro city museum. I promise to upload plenty of church pictures if I can ever find a USB connection. We spent about a week in ...

Chez Camilia, Chonchi, Chile travel blog

Chez Camilia

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Isla de Quinchao, Achao, Chile, Chile travel blog

Isla de Quinchao

A travel blog entry by lelaulau

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El día 19 nos vamos de Castro y visitamos los pueblos de Curaco de Velez y Achao en una islita de Chiloe. Los paisajes con la vista de los Andes al fundo son una maravilla ! Y el menu a 1300 pesos (2 euros) con sopa de Marisco y pescado en segundo plato ...

Welcome to Chile, The Island of Chiloe, Chile travel blog

Welcome to Chile

A travel blog entry by salkelely

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... called dalcahue for one night ( in a tiny, freezing room above a restaurant where elysa and kel had to share a bed!!) and castro, a slightly bigger town for two nights- and we spent most of our time just wanding around the town and the countryside being ...

Chiloe  at last (or: getting to Chiloe part three), Castro, Chile travel blog

Chiloe at last (or: getting to Chiloe part three)

A travel blog entry by mlc

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... beautiful view of the island silhouetted against the sunset, while dolphins and seals splashed around in the twilight. We arrived in Castro a little after 11pm, a good 16 hours of traveling and we were ready to crash. But we got sidetracked. We found ...

Penguins on Chileo, Castro, Chile travel blog

Penguins on Chileo

A travel blog entry by foreignx

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... … "No fly birds" and "Humboldt penguin". After seeing the penguins we had a long drive to reach our hostal in Castro.  We spent 2 nights at this very nice hostal…….they call  them Palafitos which means houses on stilts, for ...

Drive to the Atlantic Ocean, Castro, Chile travel blog

Drive to the Atlantic Ocean

A travel blog entry by foreignx

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... ; We were so fortunate with the weather-a beautiful clear day, when the norm here is for rain and wind. As we drove back to Castro we saw another, not infrequent site, a cart of firewood being pulled by 2 oxen and directed by a man walking.  It is ...

woody homes, churches & Woody Woodpecker in Castro, Castro, Chile travel blog

woody homes, churches & Woody Woodpecker in Castro

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... to have seen them as they are quite rare. Dalcahue A kind of quaint little port town about 20 minutes away from Castro, with a little craft market and interesting Cocineria where we stopped for coffee and cake and watched local women make empanadas from ...

Beside the Sea ...., Chiloe, Chile travel blog

Beside the Sea ....

A travel blog entry by claireandross

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... ;we manged to catch another bus to Chiloe, crossing the sea on a ferry. Chiloe is a fairly large island off the west of Chile, and most of the economy is through salmon farming.  Nearly all the buildings are made out of wood, due to a shortage of ...

Chiloe: Mysterious Patagonian Island, Castro, Chile travel blog

Chiloe: Mysterious Patagonian Island

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... it to their archipelago off the southern coast of Chile. Even Darwin, who often spoke critically of the native peoples along Chile's expansive coastline, had soft words of praise for the islanders... stating that, "with only three quarters of indigenous ...

¡Pura vida!, Cucao y Castro, Isla de Chiloé, Chile travel blog

¡Pura vida!

A travel blog entry by gaellelc

... gétation ressemble très fort à celui de Pumalín: alerces, fougères, mousses... une vraie jungle. A 16h, hop dans le bus pour Castro, la capitale de l'île, qui n'est éloignée que d'une heure et demie. A peine arrivée, je tombe nez à nez avec ...

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