Hotel Isla Rey Jorge
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We had some free time in Puerto Varas so Christine and I went for a walk around the town. I could never get tired of looking at the painted, shingled houses or the view out to the lake. We visited the market again, then I went to Dane's cafe for an excellent cup of coffee and raspberry torte. Very German! At the airport I asked for a window seat, …
... which crosses the Magellan Strait in 2.5 hours (on which you may catch a few glimpses of dolphin fins in the water) to a small town named Porvenir. Here we stop at a museum, simply named Museum of Porvenir. We learnt that Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) was named by Spanish conquerers, due to the coastline being covered in bonfires. These were lit by the indigenous peoples, the Selknams, trying to ward off the conquerers. The Selknams had inhabited these lands for centuries ...
... chinstrap. Some were molting getting ready for the winter as they soend the winter in the water. We have already seen some ice floes so winter has already started with the snow. This island is their nesting grounds and penguins mated for life. Both mother and father help in sitting on the eggs (usually there are 2 eggs) and rearing the chicks. Because we were there we were a distraction to the penguins so the birds of prey were swooping in to see if there were any ...
... kins=ds to make a cruise ship fun!
... at this!!!).
The staff talked to us about the plane trip tomorrow. We have to wait to hear from the plane about our "opportunity" to fly out. It could be any time tomorrow, or Sunday, or (unfortunately) Monday, Tuesday, etc. Sometimes it is at 2:00 am!!! We go when the weather says to go! We will find out during dinner what time to expect (hopefully). It is very DRAMATIC.
We had a very nice dinner with pisco sours and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Isla Rey Jorge Punta Arenas
There's even a shoe polishing and sewing kit in the bathroom. Wonderfully Victorian hotel.
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