Arrebol Patagonia Hotel
Travel Blogs from Puerto Varas
After a terrific dinner of fish at Mediterraneo in Puerto Varas on the south shore of Lake Llanquihue, we had a liesurely tour of a little town called Frutillar, 1/2 hour north, on the west shore. This area is full of Germans who came here in the second half of the nineteenth century in return for farmland. And so we all snacked on coffee and …
... but that's a story for another time perhaps. We are undecided as to whether we would do this again, that said, it was a good experience, and one where we saved craploads (saved craploads from carting craploads, ha) of money and learned a lot - about farm life, about organic farming, about Chilean culture. But hooray for central heating, hot showers, warm double beds and sheets with thread counts. I'll never take you for granted again. Um. I'll try not to at ...
... country). We talk a bit about it and his interest in Indian spiritualism but his English, though good, is not good enough for us to want to get in to the finer points of Karma and reincarnation. There is Indian flute music playing in the background. I close my eyes and tell him I could be in India right then. He tells me it is in fact composed and played by a friend of his. He is deeply involved in conservation. The reason he does the tours is to make money to pay for his rare ...
... has earthquakes every day apparently, but not too many are felt thank goodness. After tendering ashore we braved a local bus to who new where, then we walked and walked. A lovely sunny day today but still a little cool. The downtown was very busy and it was interesting hearing the locals chattering away in Spanish. I've tried out my very basic Spanish at times and done quite well. ...
... We slowly synchronized with the Chilean rhythm and soon we were not racking our brains for things to say during the awkward silences. Instead we just stood in front of the pile of manure we had to shovel and smiled for a while first.
Later that day we worked (or rather stood and talked) in a lavender field atop a hill. Behind the miserable grey clouds the dying sun resurrected its luster as it dipped below the clouds to cast its last glorious rays of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking