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Travel Blogs from Valdivia
... head is full of pronouns atm) and the other one is a novel called Trono de Cristal. I managed four pages in an hour ON MY PHONE - tiny pages - and fell asleep (its pretty hard reading if you don't know every word but one in a sentence). Reading. Never happened before (its like falling asleep while watching a movie :P).
Yeah. I gave up reading that. For now ;).
(Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooool for the Netherlands - :( )
... was still raining when we packed up our things and moved on the next day. We'd hoped to do a river boat cruise of the Spanish forts and see the beach, but suffice to say our time in Valdivia was something of a wash-out. Even the museum we'd hoped to visit was shut for two weeks for maintenance. Travel tip of the day: don't visit Valdivia in Winter.
On to Entre Lagos, a tiny town perched on the shore of lake Puyehue. Connie ...
... forever. Where's my chunder bag:))
On a more positive note, and my pet peeve after a bus tried to run me down in Bariloche, Chilean drivers are much more courteous and do not seem to have a pathological hatred of pedestrians. And, shock, horror, pedestrian crossings painted on the street are not for purely decorative purposes.
I know, I know, but this is ...
Ahhhh Valdivia, an island town nestled next to a wide lazy river, and basking in glorious sunshine! Bring it on!
Arriving at midday in the overpowering heat, we opted for a taxi to take us the few kms to our hostel. A surprisingly short taxi ride later, we were outside a hostel with the right name, but in a completely different location. Our taxi driver just shrugs at our appalling Spanish and furious map pointing gestures, so we both gave him ...
... all the sea lions are separated from the market by a metal fence, there was one rogue within the stalls of the market - we still have no idea how it got there - but it means you can get very close and confirm that they are in fact huge!
After a bit of wandering through the markets, Paul being interviewed about perceptions of the effectiveness of various conservation and reforestation techniques (what is it with us and interviews), Jade making ...