Hostal Opapa Juan
Travel Blogs from Puerto Varas
After finally updating Alice with the 3 seasons of Game of Thrones I think we both must have slept the rest of the 14hr bus from Valpo. Arriving in a nice little bus station we immediately got a sense of the German heritage in the colourful wooden buildings. Puerto Varas is set on the shore of Lago Llanquihue, one of the largest natural lakes in South America. It's also known as La Ciudad de las rosas, 'City of Roses'. When it was first founded in 1854 ...
Some interesting facts about volcanoes in Chile:
- 2,085 total volcanoes in Chile
- Most are dormant
- Around 50 are debated if active or dormant (Osorno is one of these)
- There are 5 volcanoes continuously erupting
- 10% of world’s volcanoes are in Chile (Indonesia is the only country with more volcanoes)
... Of course, I paid this fee in person at the Buenos Aires airport, so I donīt have this receipt. One company refused to even sell me a ticket. They sent me (with a friend who could translate) to the tourist information center, who sent us to the police station, who sent us back to the tourist center, to get it all figured out. In the end there was nothing we could do but try another bus company. Thereīs only two in town that go to Bariloche. This place was ...
... I miss someone to eat with.
I am taking the Navimag ferry which is a 3 day trip down the western Chile coast. With luck we can see penguins, whales and seabirds. Unfortunately the weather doesn't look to promising. I have booked the cheapest cabin option but it is still an upgrade on camping. Couchette style bunks but very comfortable. All meals included.
... to the upper landing of the property, we managed to find right one and rang a old ship bell labelled ‘Titanic 1912’. A tiny, little man with coke-bottle glasses and a simply delightfully knitted green sweater opened the creaking wooden door.
‘Buen Dia’ he said.. total darkness behind him.
Despite his adorable stature it was a little vampiric and so a bit unsettling.
‘Buenos Tardes, tengo una reservar, me illamo ...