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A quick drafting note - I have just re-read this entry and some others and can see typos and in particular that I skip between tenses a lot. These are mainly because my tablet keyboard is too small for my oafish hands and I write these entries sometimes as soon as something happens and other times a day or two later. I would rather leave the blog unedited as it is not meant to read like legal advice and I do not want to think it through too much. I woke at the hostel in Puerto Montt ...
The can can's such a pretty show
They'll steal your heart away
But backstage, back on earth again
The dressing rooms are gray
They come on strong and it ain't too long
Before they make you feel a man
But love is blind and you soon will find
You're just a boy again
- Ooh La La, Faces ...
After the relative bustle and tourism of Bariloche we were really looking forward to reaching the Island of Chiloe (a land of mythological creatures, temperate rain forest, a wild coast line and wooden churches) to escape the western crowd and experience some authentic Chilean life and some off the beaten track natural beauty... It didn't disappoint and our spanish lessons came in very handy indeed! We started off from Puerto montt on the ferry in a spectacular ...
... we set our tent up to discover that we had more daylight available than we had bet on. Chiloé is situated at a similar latitude to New Zealand and in the summer the sun doesn't set until 10pm. So it was that we ate another home cooked meal watching the sun go down over the waves. Ancud was in a beautiful setting, across the channel from the mainland and acted as a regional hub for the surrounding network of tiny villages. Accordingly our time spent ...
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than a surprise.
We go to the town and see one of the nicest wooden churches on the island, right on the square. Many palifitos, these are the stick houses that are built over water. Many of them are done up and made in hotels. As we pass them we have serious ‘accommodation envy’. We also see many more artisan shops, with more woollen sweaters and local craft.
There is an option to take public transport back to the guest house. ...