Hotel Isla Rey Jorge
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There's even a shoe polishing and sewing kit in the bathroom. Wonderfully Victorian hotel.
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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, …
... with its indigenous peoples, the Mapuches; it was only last centrury many of the indigenous groups completely died out, due to the negative impact of the european's influence (diseases, violence, alcohol etc.) Tragic. Rings reminiscent with Aussie history.A bit surreal to be down the bottom of the world. Phil's hilarous joke this week is that everything ...
... that they could grab.
We had to be very careful of this pure dry environment (it is very dry as my eyes were starting to complain) and it takes days to desalinze the water to be used to flush the toilets and to wash your hands. It was very interesting to be able to witness this place first hand.
The weather station here is vital and that was how we knew in advance that our trip was After 5 hours walking around this base we had to head back to the ...
... the Pacific Ocean again. You would be amazed how much a ship this size moves around and what a noise it makes as the waves hit the ship's stabilizers. Some of our party had to revert to Gravol during the evening it was so rough!
... you can watch the Imperial shags nesting, and see parts of the original old town. The town is the main port for its Antarctic territory so like Ushuaia get its fair share of tourist and research vessels in the harbour.
Punta Arenas also marked the end point of our time in Patagonia we entered in Argentina and having spent 5 weeks in the region it was time to leave. We will be back!