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Travel Blogs from Puerto Varas
... but the stars are the four pumas. They are bigger than I imagined and look terrifyingly powerful. Felipe told us in the virgin forest walk that there are pumas there but they shy away from humans and he had never seen one. If I had known then how big they were I think I would have been more concerned than I was at the time.
By this time it is 6.15 in the evening but Felipe seems to be in no hurry to see us off. But our driver has been waiting since 5.30 so reluctantly ...
... of clear water, snow-capped volcanos looming in the distance, and a remarkably tropical looking jungle that surrounded us at every bend in the river.
Pulling off the road into a fenced parking lot, being ushered into the park, and following well-marked trails to the falls left us feeling like the mainstream Patagonia tourists of whom we were now surrounded by. However, the swirling mix of icy blue ...
... in Puerto Varas wandering around the town and along the lake front. It was a lovely sunny day so there were drinks and ice creams involved in between our meanderings! The following day we got a local bus out to Petrohue waterfalls. The local buses are wonderful things - the driver pootles along beeping at anyone he thinks might want to get on. People seem to appear from all sorts of unlikely places to board the bus. You think you are ...
... hot water with strange leaves in it or lie in the sunshine to "re-energise". She was however a strong, independent women who's manipulative way of advising us whilst cooking would grow to irritate us immensely.
Her son Nur was four years old and definitely a child of the earth. He had long dirty hair, chubby dirt-caked cheeks and always picked up any fallen foods from the ground and hand them to you covered in sand and dog hair. A behavior he has learnt from ...
... farm vehicle, I noticed that there was a crowd gathering just across the road lest than ten feet from me. When I went to examine what was drawing the attention of all the tourists that had just descended on this little farm that lies in the heart of the Lake and Volcanic District of Chile. There toward the front of the crowd was Harriet who was admiring an adult llama which stood with its head five foot four inches from the ground. I was able to accurately ...
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