Hostal La Maison
Travel Blogs from Pucon
I know it's been nearly three weeks since our last post, but better late than never, huh? We have been working (volunteering) at the Siempre Verde eco-store as well as work on the owner's homestead on the mountains. Much of our work at the store was bookkeeping and organizing sales from last year. The real chores were done in the gardens where we weeded, dug, planted, harvested, raked, mulched, watered, and got generally dirty. There was also much wood chopping and ...
... I act; deplorable. We arrived early in the morning and I immediately gambled on turning left to get to the main town from the bus station. 1 hour and 500m-to-the-right we made it to the hostel. The town is super nice and feels like a ski village in Europe with wooden cabins/huts and a backdrop of the snow-capped Villarrica Volcano amongst other mountains. National parks are in abundance nearby offering skiing, forest zip line trips, white water rafting, horse riding ...
Well you know you're having a great holiday when you've both split your jeans. Fortunately I realised my rip in privacy.
Scott wasn't so lucky; sitting back in a nice restaurant chucking a massive leg spread with no undies on. Let's just say Scotty's potatoes were almost available for sale.
Yesterday we lay on deck chairs on a black gravel beach with an active volcano in the landscape. This is a very, very ...
... absolutely no control.
People were ploughing in to each other, spinning round and generally going like
rockets, but it was fantastic – we were battered and bruised but grinning like
loons at the bottom.
We all decamped to a German bar next to the shop when we got
back for some well deserved beers, and it turned in to a totally boozy night –
we were all so chuffed with the day that we just decided to go for ...
... Although my disregard for the slow down signal really seemed to upset one of them, but I always stopped in time. The views were not epic as they were with rafting, but it was fun.
We returned, got another mandatory 1USD empanada and then trekked back to the hostel to collect our things. We toured the town, window shopped and then returned on the night bus, vowing to come back in the better weather to climb the volcano. ...