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Valdivia is the seat of German culture in Chile and the most important university town in the south of the country. This has led to the winning formula of atmospheric bars and great beer. The weather continued to be a bit miserable so a boat cruise to visit nearby forts was unappealing. Instead we located 'La Ultima Frontera', a bohemian cafe-bar …
... lions, but not much else to entertain you!
I do love the Lake District, the tiny hamlets on the hills and the smoke coming out of the chimneys. I like the scenery with mountains, waterfalls, lakes. I like seeing a cart pulled by oxen on a yoke, given me a real-life illustration of the teaching of the unequal yoke. I can’t remember the last time I saw oxen pulling a cart, if ever I saw if before coming to the Lake District.
... 3 course lunch which is very common apparently in South America so we must keep an eye out for those. Otherwise, Dan has been braving the local supermarket and miming what she wants, to the merriment of those working there, and has produced a cooked breakfast which is certainly a welcome change from cold bread and jam. Yep, that's breakfast in hostels in South America!
... why. There were 7 lakes just on our way to Valdivia today. The scenery was amazing.
We made a couple of stops on the way, firstly to Conaripe which is very close to a small town that was completely wiped out by a volcanic eruption which happened in 1960. There is still evidence of the lava river which came down the mountain range and wiped out the town completely. Unbelievable to see but sad at the devastation ...
We used Valdivia as our center, before and after our trip to Lagos Ranco, Panguipulli , and Choshuenco. It is a busy city, especially in the height of the summer. Our hostels were only so-so and the activities not too exciting. We walked to the botanical gardens, a huge area, but there was little information available to us and there were very few species tags to help us. It has great potential though. We took a city tour but ineffectual. Larry and I love to go ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBosque Nativo Valdivia
Excellent hostel. Lovely wooden building with good communal area and kitchen. Large double room with en-suite, great shower. Super breakfast: fresh juice, good coffee, cereal, yoghurt, toast, cake. Friendly staff and very well maintained, clean building. Good location close to city centre.
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