Hosteria de Castro
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- Continental Breakfast
- Heated pool
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
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... The road east is one of the major road crossings between Chile and Argentina so it sees a large number of travellers and truck freight. We found what we thought was a great little campsite right on the edge of Lago Puyehue and that night we were lucky enough to have a magnificent sunset over the lake. We also met two gurus of the overlanding world, Roseann and Jonathan Hanson they run overland expos in the US and write for several magazines. They were on their way north ...
... had to stop regularly for food. I was eventually fortified by lunch in an old bus/cafe, which was lovely and cost 4 pounds for three courses and a pint of coke. I enjoyed the chance to spin my legs on good tarmac. I even used an aero tuck at one point, which makes all the difference when one's bike weighs 50kgs and one is riding at 22kph! I rolled straight onto a ferry at the port and was on Chiloe less than half an hour later. I rode another 35k along sealed roads to the turn off for ...
... canines, patchouli, Manic Panic, Crocs, iPhones, long ATM lines, and naturally, tattoos, piercings and dreadlocks galore. Artisan wares, knick-knacks, clothing, raw foods, natural health and beauty products, herbal remedies, and metaphysical books are bought and sold as wallets are deployed, information is solicited and provided, opinions are exchanged, the latest talking points are reiterated, joints are puffed and microbrews poured - all while ...
... we decided to book a tour to got to the island of Mechuque off the western coast for traditional Cuaranto (this is pork, mussels, clams, potatoes and milcao cooked in a pit on a bed of hot stones that have been heated by a fire in the pit, all the food is placed on the stones in layers separated by enormous leaves and left for about an hour, the smell and taste was amazing). On the boat journey back from the island we started to get a feel for the amount of wildlife ...
... walking along beautiful beaches and exploring the markets full of stalls selling dried knots or loafs of seaweed and strings of dried muscles. It really gave us a taste and feel for this island where the locals still believe in a myriad of myths, including ghost ships, witches and their deformed eunuch henchmen who are brought up on a diet of cats milk and human flesh, sea-serpents with the heads of a goat and trolls that are irresistible to women and ...