Villa Del Rio Hotel
Travel Blogs from Valdivia
... in front of it. The people who live there have nothing around them, no shops, no café, but they do have a bus stop that might help them get to the nearest grocery shop 30 km away! What if they want to go to the cinema? No problems, they live in the middle of nowhere, but there is a bus stop in front of their house that can take them to the nearest cinema in Valdivia 100 km away. They only have to catch the weekly bus and off they ...
... up after the first night to find we still hadn't left the port! Met lots of people with similar travel plans, learned new card games and ate way too much food given that our daily exercise was walking a total of about 200m. Along the way we saw beautiful scenery of mountains, islands and fjords, dolphins, seals/sea lions, birds, minke whales and even blue whales! We settled into Puerto Natales to prepare for our upcoming five day trek in Parque Nacional Torres del ...
Feel like I'm really playing catchup now. Went onward from Puerto Varas, before we became permanently stuck in that sweet little town, to Valdivia, a town about three hours north, still in the lake district. We didn't have a very notable visit, only staying two nights, but met some fun girls from Canada and also encountered the first real nightmare traveller so far, who was promptly dubbed 'Guitar Hero', for his habit of incessantly playing guitar at anyone in the vicinity. ...
... gauge beeping continuously in warning, and are pleased someone else squeezes on after us as the driver is attempting to cool the bus down by driving full speed with the door open, and they're marginally more likely to fall off than we are.
After scorching our feet on the local sand (no shade at all = not long spent on the beach!) we scoff down some Queso empanadas (one of the few things we have safely determined is veggie, even if deep ...
... sunk by 5 metres, and the city was destroyed, and was rebuilt once more. After unpacking our stuff, we went to see Valdivia's main attraction; giant sea lions. Seriously, they were huge. They live in the river, and because they've had no predators for years, they've grown massive! They were actually pretty scary, I was worried they were going to attack us! But after staring at them for a while, we went to our hostel to warm up and then went out for some dinner. Another day done!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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