Villa Del Rio Hotel
Travel Blogs from Valdivia
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Sooooo; the last two days have been pretty quiet.
I would love to say I have been busy with doing nothing but that wouldn't be true ;).
Only thing I did the last two days was pretty much studying Spanish.
Two (very interesting, lovely) books pretty much kept me busy for that time.
One is a rules and practice book for grammar (who doesn't love ...
... 7 Days In Sunny June this definitely was not.
It continued to rain for the two hour drive to Valdivia on the Pacific coast. It was still raining when we popped out to the fish market and haggled for some hake (our brusque American hostess swiftly explains this needs to be cooked on the outdoor hob so we don't stink out the house); it was still raining when we went to try some artisanal beer in a local pub that ...
... language in the world. And that there is nothing more frustrating than paying money to enter a museum or tourist attraction only to have to return to your hotel to google what the hell you just saw:)))
Walking over the bridge to the island, we noticed all these engraved padlocks attached to the handrail. Apparently, you declare your love on said padlock, lock it to this bridge, and the poor beloved is chained ...
... repairs... for the next three years! That was supposed to be the highlight of the day, so our guide then arranged a last minute cruise up the river. We opted out and headed back to the hotel for some R&R. Good decision on our part as apparently the cruise was *****. Tried to find eats near our place but everything was close, bar the dodgy looking a Chinese place right next to our hotel. As suspected, it was nothing special.
... Not sure.
On our first day exploring the town we headed to the river front markets. At the markets there is great local produce and the seafood is freshly prepared but what makes the place unique is that the market also doubles as sea lion nirvana!
Each day the sea lions sit at the market edge and are fed as much salmon scraps as they can handle before a dip in the water and returning to the nearby pontoon to lie in the sun (a little like Club ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services