Hostal Torre de Babel

Ohiggins 965, Castro, Isla Chiloe, 5700000, Chile | 2 star inn
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A travel blog entry by lindb


Once again sad to leave such a good hostel, but we took the bus to Chiloe on Saturday, another 4 hour bus journey and this included a short ferry crossing. We arrived in Castro the Capital of Chiloe mid afternoon just as the heavens opened! Luckily it was only a shirt walk to the hostel. We settled in, got some supplies and played ipad monopoly …

A different view of Chile

A travel blog entry by eoinshirl


... in between what could only be described as hardware stores with everything (literally) from the kitchen sink to the latest toilet on display in shop windows.

While on the subject of toilets, the waste water pipes aren’t sophisticated enough to flush toilet paper, so you can imagine the stench when an uncovered bucket has been left by a toilet seat for a few days before being taken away and emptied!!

As we ambled across the town we ...

Island of roses

A travel blog entry by meggles


... houses on the coast. After leaving my bag I wandered round the coast to see some more of them. The town was pretty, I seem to have arrived at the right season as there were roses blooming throughout filling the air with their scent. Castro had some of the famous Jesuit churches that are scattered a cross then surrounding island. I was not expecting the church in the central plaza to be painted bright pink and ...

Living with Traditions &Craftsmen of Chiloe Island

A travel blog entry by prairiedropseed


... training in many areas of tourism and education. They also help keep the traditions and culture of Chile alive.

We had a traditional "Curanto" a meal steamed in the ground. A fire is built in a hole in the ground and burns until the coals are very hot. Buckets of mussels are spread over the fire, followed by pieces of pork, chorizo sausage, chicken, and several kinds of potatoes. The food ...

The End of the Road

A travel blog entry by frostincluded


... was clean and it all worked. I felt a little out of place.

I was able to spend a day in Santiago, to wash clothes, download pictures, sightsee a little, and catch up with friends.

I caught up with David during his workday, for coffee in the Government quarter. We had a quick look at the Government Palace where Allende was bombed when Pinochet took power, as I slurped hot chocolate and munched on a divine ...

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This 2 star inn, located on Ohiggins 965, Castro, is near Church of Castro and Chiloe National Park.
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