Malalcahuello Thermal Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Curacautin
... been dumped by people from "Santiago" and some had been rescued from the river.
The main news on the TV was the heat in Santiago which has reached 35 degrees Celcius. It seems this is unusual. Here in the Lakes it was less harsh and we were glad to have cover where we could rest and watch the day go by. The dogs and cats would occasionally come scrounging of us and made themselves at home.
Dinner was empanaditas (cheese pasties) and ...
... neither of these traits, just the good ones: zero patience and short-term memory loss.
The sheep was firstly strung up by its hooves and Valeria’s grandpa approached it with scissors. I cringed but it turned out he was just giving the old boy’s beard a trim. Soon after however he took a knife to its throat, sliced, diced, and left blood gushing all over the shop. Just as you’d imagine really. His wife was on hand ...
... majority of what they raise is for their own or their neighbors’ consumption. While we were there we were treated to fantastic hospitality and amazing food, feasts of homemade bread made from home-grown wheat and home-ground flower, smothered with fresh honey collected from their beehives, and blue-green eggs from their chickens.
The main point of the second home stay was so that we could compare and ...
... she suggested we look at a different lake and a different crossing that Raimundo had done awhile ago. So reluctant to take another bus, and excited at doing at least a kind of cruce de los Lagos we set off for Panguipulli (another 10hrs in a bus). We arrived at 9am, and booked ourselves on the next much smaller local bus to Puerto Fuy (another 2 and half hours). On arrival our ferry was waiting, so enough time to grab the waterproof coats from the bags before jumping on. ...
... surviving members of the Mapuche (last we read, about 14% of the population here.) While there are certainly beaucoups of department stores, a truly bizaare sight to us after being in Patagonia for 2 months, and a handful of old-school open air markets, there´s not much Mapuche trading going on apart from a few elderly ladies selling vegetables on the side of the street. Speaking of those, the ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking