Ruka Pucon Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... his best to avoid them but inevitably we hit one of the numerous potholes (thud!) and Maggie gets a flat tyre. Blast.
¨Have you ever changed a tyre before?¨ he asks.
¨Any idea how?¨
¨Not a clue.¨
We figure out where the jack is supposed to go (helpfully, the instruction leaflet is in Japanese) and then we hit a new problem. One of the nuts is screwed on so tight neither of us can shift it.
... it was still before 9am. With a 900m climb to complete before reaching the peak of Villarrica we knew there'd be some hard graft. An hour or so later and we reached the ice caps; cue the crampons. This imperative footwear, strapped onto the base of our hiking boots, meant that we could tackle the glistening, frozen, beauty that confronted us. Stepping on the ice cranked up the toughness levels, but with the crampons, pick-axe and sturdy centre of gravity, we ...
... volcano villarica made the hike worthwhile and I had a relaxed picnic by a lake at the top enjoying the sun and peace. There were hundreds of lizards around as well as what looked suspiciously like a tarantula crawling down the path towards me. I met the American couple from the volcano on the way down and we arranged to meet for drinks later. Back in pucon I was chatting to a guy working in the hostel about finding some non tourist shops to buy Christmas ...
... for a couple of drinks! Not such a good idea - we ended up in bar around the corner that had quite a few British people in it. There were some young British guys snogging - I think we were in the local gay bar! Jose got felt up by one of them which was hilarious, but as we had taught him to say "******" he used his new found word on them. I think I got home around 3.30 am, Jose walked me back and then went out again! I have no idea how he does it! The next day ...
... re going to do locally (we’ve only got two days booked in Pucon, but we decide to stay for another two days before moving south a bit more). We agree to go hiking into one of the national parks the next day, so plan and prepare for that. Sadly, lack of sleep and tiredness catch up with us and we end up sleeping in and missing our bus at 08.30! Bad start! It’s regrettable, but we use the day productively instead (maybe not as much as if we’d made the ...