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Travel Blogs from Valdivia
... think when I heard that one was that it was due another one:))) Those who know the history of my earlier travels in my 20's will remember that natural disasters have a habit of following me around! So its best for Valdivia when I am off:))
The weather this morning was cold and misty, unlike earlier days. Dan almost froze on the boat. As soon as we got back to town not a cloud in the sky..... Oh well, we had a very cheap "Menu ...
I was really looking forward to today as, in my planning of South America, Valdivia was a town that I really wanted to visit as it is classed as one of Chile's most beautiful cities.
We left Pucon behind around 9.30 am and headed off in the direction of Valdivia. The landscape is certainly changing now and becoming greener and very volcanic. This part of the country is classed as the Lake District and it is easy ...
... turns out there was bedbugs cuz Barbara and i both had a few bites which was super gross! So anyway we were all hungover from the night before but the boys were leaving the next day so it was our last night together so we decided to go out. So someone I met on the boat who lived in this city told me the best place is a place called Strike, so I dont know if it was because it was a Tuesday or this is how the place is normally but there was no one there ...
Having thought this was a walk, we were a little surprised to be given helmets and ice axes. Heigh ho..
So, the stats:
Height: 9341 feet (we climbed the last 3500).
Crater diameter: 200m
Lava lake temperature: 1250 C
Permanent glacier area: 37 km2
Recorded eruptions: 59, last big one in 1992
Time it took us up and down: 5 hours (4 up, 1 down)
Amount of toxic gas at ...
... we made our way to Niebla!
One of the attractions of Valdivia are the islands of Corral and Mancera which can be reached via a 10km bus ride to Niebla 10km from the city. We spent a half day wandering around the island of Corral, whih has a market restaurant, German pub, a tiny church, an even tinier fort and many many colourful yet fairly dilapidated looking houses...and not much else. The market ...