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... for relying too much on the guides and forgot to bring my to-visit list.
Now that we're at the end of our cruise, let me rate and summarize the excursions we took:
1. No question, hands down #1 is Volunteer Point in the Falklands off Port Stanley. The main purpose of this cruise was fulfilled! If we skipped every other port but made this one, I would have been happy. I would have loved to spend more time with the Kings, but I knew we would not ...
... to go find some dinner (huuuuungryyy :D).
We went to some Italian restaurant cause we are missing European food (note the awesome dessert) and afterwards to a pub to finalize our evening.
The next morning we were picked up by a little bus whos driver was going to guide us around the whole urban hinterland of Puerto Montt.
First we picked up some other Chilean people from other hotels and hostels in the area who wanted to join in the trip as ...
... soaking in the hot water. We also walked around to the back of the restaurant and saw the giant barbeques which had been set up. Three lambs were already roasting on spits. Crew members from the boat had gone ashore on a particular island two days previously to pick up the lamb. Eventually it was lunch time. Our waiter had, at breakfast, told us not to eat too much so that we did not spoil our appetites for lunch as it would be very big. He was not wrong. ...
... what we saw. Beginning with snow capped mountain ranges and smaller islands circling us it really was a sight to behold. The water had darkened and the sky was about to erupt at any moment, but it didn't. The rain held out for the rest of the trip. A few more dolphin sightings later and we were coming into puerto natales. The docking of the ferry was really interesting, we pulled up along side the dock and two boats came out to grab the ropes (one from the front and ...
... chosen to shine upon us today.
With a population of 480,000 people, the city of Puerto Montt is the capital of Chile's Lake District and is tucked into a V shaped groove at the side of a mountain. The city was founded in 1852 and is named after Manuel Montt, the President of Chile at the time. Puerto Montt was initially populated by German immigrants who brought with them their architecture, customs and culture.
There is still evidence of the Germanic influence ...