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Travel Blogs from Patagonia
I was on the road before 8 this morning, knowing there was a big climb ahead. During the ride, I passed ten cyclists going south. The first was a guy wearing a baseball hat who had cycled all the way from Alaska! 18 months later, he was in Chile headed toward Ushuaia, the southern-most town in the world. Later, I passed two cyclists, one of whom …
... any fears, the 'hacer dedo' (hitch hike in Spanish), is a common and safe means for backpackers to experience the Carretera Austral.
Such acts of magnanimity are difficult for most Europeans to comprehend but folks driving the Carretera Austral are kind and welcoming to those trying to thumb a ride. All nationalities are beckoned inside vehicles or more commonly, onto the back of a pick-up, which 98% of the time are red. Seeing a car slow and those red brake ...
... altitude sickness, which makes it feel even more
of an achievement.
Taking a ten hour bus further south, we arrived at Puerto Varas for a one night stop over before boarding our ferry to Patagonia. Puerto Varas is a pretty small town set on lake Llanquihue, very reminiscent of affluent ski towns in the Alps, with wooden chalet style buildings. We ate
miniature ceviche with Vino blanco by the lake, soaking up the incredible views of the Lake ...
... day began.
Almost every morning along with packing up my equipment I find a nice space to crouch and do my thing enjoying the peaceful morning and usually a tranquil riverbed where I camped out, this is exactly what I did surrounded by the lush grass which made me a little uncomfortable feeling wet in places I shouldn't feel wet at my age. I arranged my stuff and made my way to the main street made up of around 20 houses in a line. ...
We decided to stay another day in La Junta and drove to the pacific ocean through the cold rain forest. Even
though it was drizzling the whole day it was an amazing trip through
1000 variations of green, 100 waterfalls along the road and finally hot
springs in the middle of nowhere. When we arrived back at the hostal, we
were so tired, skipped dinner and felt asleep within a ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed