Cabo de Hornos Hotel
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... for about twenty minutes before we end up at the foot of a ski resort. Unfortunately the ski lift is closed but the view is still pretty good, we mooch around for ten minutes or so before we are ready to leave. At this point our host suggests we go up in the ski lift, although the place is deserted, it turns out there is a man in a hut who will turn it on for us. Fifteen minutes later we are at the top and the views are stunning. Back into ...
... we had to return our rental gear which involved us, in all our smelly, gritty glory interrupting the how to do the W talk with a triumphant entrance. I like to think we both demoralized and rallied the group that looked into the faces of the people returning for what they were about to get themselves into. We had to pitch our tents one last time to show there was no damage and it was a fitting farewell to Old Yeller (Obviously I named ...
... we needed to return sooner and we decided to try to hitchhike a ride back down the hill. After a few unsuccessful hails, we got the attention of a white pickup truck. We were excited in climbed into the back. Then we realized that the truck had been carrying animal manure! We were too tired from walking to get out. It literally stunk, but we had a fun ride back down!
... penguins but close enough to see them. Most of them were on the beach and we stood and watched them for a long time. They’re funny creatures – most of them were sitting on their eggs as it was just a few days before the hatching season began. It’s strange how awkward they are on land but they can swim faster than most animals. I took lots of pictures but here are a few.
Next we had a few days at sea. I played lots of trivia with my daytime group the "couch potatoes" and my evening pub trivia group. Much of these days of cruising was through the channels and fjords of southern Chile. The surrounding mountains were crazy beautiful.
On Christmas morning, we woke up at the Amalie Glacier... finally a White Christmas after the extreme heat of central ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCabo de Hornos Hotel Punta Arenas
A central location but the lobby, bar and restaurant area do not really match the style of the rooms. The bar is chic and well designed with cool tables and a stone & hide decor. The rooms are fairly basic and the bathrooms jaded. The sushi was very good but the sharing platter was rather poor. Breakfast was cleared away with extreme promptness even though we were still eating.
Fine for one night but rather cold.
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