Travel Blogs from Valdivia
... a big part of the city the last few weeks.
On one of my running trips (yup, I am actually exercising, thank you Neila Rey) I went through the whole Uni (without any students) and the enclosed botanical garden. Nice but autumnny!!
Also, I found a brewery "Salzburg". Welcome home! :D
I, as well, went shopping vegetables and fruits the first time (3 Euros for quiet some stuff) and to the dry-cleaner. Yes. All my stuff is going to the dry-cleaner. Not to ...
... was sitting in front of me in the bus “┴ donde Ústan” = “Wohin sind sie” instead of “where are we”. He looked at me pitifully ;) but hey – I was very tired, at least I noticed ;)
- I can’t stand while showering cause the shower head is not high enough ;)
- Winter in Chile is cold! And they still have air-con everywhere
- Chileans are very friendly and patient (with my Spanish)
... produce but the sea lions who come begging for fish scraps The city has had to build a huge fence to stop them marching into the town square:)) A colourful slice of local life.
Housed in a fine riverfront mansion on Isla Teja, Museo Historico y Antropologico (History and Anthropology) this museum is one of Chile's finest. It features a large, well-labeled collection from pre-Columbian times ...
... the lahar from the Villarica volcano flowed when it erupted in 1964. The lahar destroyed the town of Conaripe, which was then rebuilt next to the old site. That was a big eruption, and sadly 200 people lost their lives.
After that we drove past all the beautiful lakes, stopping to admire them and take pictures along the way. Then we arrived at a local food market for lunch. Tons of delicious Chilean food, like meat skewers, pastel de choclo, empanadas, cakes, ...
... to stock locally grown foods. Even in the canned section you were limited to fruits and meats that were made in Chile. There weren’t too many exceptions expect for the odd Nestle options.
We bought some popcorn with the hopes of sharing a Netflix movie with our neighbours at the hostel, but we felt like we had a long day. The internet was pretty choppy anyway, but it was time to rest.
Hope all is well!
Gary and ...