Hostal Torre de Babel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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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 short walk to the hostel. We settled in, got some supplies and played ipad monopoly …
... It was hilly, but I still made great time. My hostel was 25k down a ripio road. This took me over 3 hours of pushing and sliding and grunting up and down steep hills on a loose surface. I was glad to have made good time earlier and arrived after a solid 130k day. The weather had made an idiot of me. I had started in the damp and grey, but things had ever so slowly improved through the day. I had not worn suncream and by evening my arms were burned. So I now must wear long ...
... of guitars, drums and singing fills the air around the various market stalls and venue functions.
Some play for money. Some play for show. And some just play to share the Inner Glow. Meanwhile, of course, there is no small number of kids, dragged along by their trend-tailing parents, who insist on broadcasting the latest drivel climbing the pop charts through their cellphone speakers, invading everyone’s ears with some ...
... flooded by sea water which killed all the trees leaving a prehistoric looking environment that is a haven for birds and all sorts of other wildlife. The owner of the lodge explained how it all worked and how to limit our water usage as its only water supply was rain water (collected mostly in winter and used sparingly for the whole summer) with showers heated by the sun and the electricity generated by solar and wind power the whole place was completely ...
... most beautiful churches we have ever seen on the inside, constructed entirely from wood. We used Castro as a base to visit the nearby island of Quinchoa and its capital Achoa, which the guide book claimed to be the home of Chilote culture only to find that although it was in a beautiful setting and had another impressive wooden church (the oldest in Chiloé, though not as impressive as Castros') there was little else to see there. However, the following ...