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... was insane. We could see a whole row of the Andes with some nearby mountains in clear view. The smoking crater was impressive, it was about 300m in diameter and we could peer straight into the boiling sulphur. There was lava inside, 2 years ago. Dammit!
We spent a bit of time on the summit taking stupid photos and just generally admiring the mountains and the view, and then began our descent. We cramponed down to our ...
... climb, and really steep, but a scorching
clear day and the views down were incredible – Pucon is on a big lake and it
was so picturesque. The top of the Volcano eventually came, we had made it to
2,800 metres! Had to have a quick lie down to give my shaky legs a rest – I
really struggled with the last bit as it kicked up and got even steeper, and the guide just kept saying, ‘5 more
minutes, then we rest’ ...
... was ****** and I hated that hostel. Funny how emotions can get the better of us and alter our opinions but, whatever, I was just going to avoid that fool for the rest of our stay.
Next task, booking an activity or two. So off we went to the one tour operator in Villarrica. The lady at the desk was friendly enough but we soon figured out that nothing actually happens in Villarrica. You have to go to nearby Pucón (about 25km from Villarrica) in order to do anything. So ...
... a couple of people from the hostel we gave it our best shot but unfortunately only made to 2000m. Due to strong winds from the argentian pampas and icy conditions at the top the guide instructed us to turn back. Other activities that i have doing here: mountain biking, hiking around national park huerquehue and swimming down rapid waterfall is icy waters.
Next stop will be Easter island.
... and sat on a bench at the shorefront of Lago Villaricca enjoying the sun. Whilst sat there the town’s volcano siren began to sound and our Lonely Planet guide had said to run if you hear it, but no one seemed bothered. We later learnt that it is tested daily at noon. After that we grabbed some lunch and lay on the grass by the lake again and dozed off briefly. We made our way back to the hostel and gathered our things to catch the bus. When we got to the terminal we bumped ...