Frontera Pucon Hostel B&B
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... dead as was the rest of the town. And it was a Saturday night! The bartenders said people wouldn't arrive until around 1am. Somehow I made it to 1am and they were right. The bartenders wanted to go out afterwards, but I could only hold out till 3:30. I know, I'm a quitter. That night I met a French gal who worked for one of the recommended volcano expedition outfitters. She was wearing a nice blazer and scarf and convinced me that Aguaventura was the group ...
... in the bohemian area of Bella Vista - one of the specialities is red wine and strawberries, a delicious twist on sangria.
Next stop, Valparaiso! Short on time, we decided to only spend a night in Valpa. We arrived late morning in the middle of a student rally. After navigating our way past the demonstrators we arrived at our hostel and headed out to explore. After having a picnic by the harbour and browsing the local artisans market we decided to ...
... the lift. After the lift we had some uphill hiking through dirt but nothing too strenuous. Then came the glacier and the cramp-ons and ice axes. This part of the hike consisted of doing switch-backs up the side of a glacier on a nonexistent trail. This was quite steep at a high elevation and if you made a wrong step you would definitely tumble down to a painful and embarrassing death. This probably took less than 2 hours but it felt more like 8. The guide ...
... the meat here is great. It is very cheap and good quality. Since I usually donīt eat a lot of meat, I only bought it maybe three times. Almost everything here comes in large amounts (as if meant for a whole family) so it remains a challenge to buy groceries for a one person meal.
That night I didnīt sleep all that well. The girl that slept in the bed beneath me was talking, singing and even screaming in her sleep. Woke me up everytime. I was pretty happy ...
... to the whole ensemble. Then we slid down all that snow we´d so laboriously climbed, using the ice axe as a kind of brake, on our bottoms or on the frying pan depending on how steep it was. It was awesome fun. We treated ourselves to dinner at a gringo restaurant in town where we had real burgers (mine with BBQ SAUCE YES) and a couple of cocktails and bed. Next day we got up to move on to the big city, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking