Hotel El Ciervo
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... was in a nice rural setting a bit like a South Island mountain valley with Beech trees. At about 1000m high we woke to a frost in the morning. We should have lit the fire the night before - instead of braving the cool temperature!
Then we had to leave Chile and brave the huge flat Pampas of Argentina.
But there were two highlights to see us off: a 4.5 km single lane tunnel and then at the border spectacular stands of Monkey Puzzle trees.
... are often known as the Monkey Puzzle trees and were around in the times of the dinosaurs. Through the trees we had glimpses of snow capped mountains. Once above the tree line the views were stunning, volcanoes in every direction. We had our last gourmet picnic beside a pristine creek before continuing on to a glacier which flows down of the Villarrica Volcano where we were yesterday. The ...
... road trip, we decided to take it for a test drive to Lago Caburga. The weather was beginning to clear and we did manage to get a half decent photo of the lake.
Back in Pucón, we parked the car up for the night and went for dinner at La Cala, a pizzeria with proper pizza oven. Maria used to go there 7 years ago and the pizzas were good then. They were still good now too. This is another place we could easily come back to.
... feeling well and it was better I go to bed early. Yesterday I woke early to get in a wonderful yoga practice with only the sound of the rain hitting the tin roof above me and the street light seeping through the window. It was a blissful way to start my day. Again I found another tour that wouldn't take singles so I sat in the common area and read. Eventually someone else in the hostel woke, he had come in late the night before, and he sat across from me. We ...
... hour or so. Volcanic sand + strong winds + people ahead of you = an all new tan on my face.
On the next day, we decided to just hang out at a nice cafe that served “kuchen” and “stroisel” (here’s to German immigrants) and walked around Pucon, where I discovered a wonderful design and furniture store – for all the design lovers, check out the website. I think some pieces were really cool. All made in ...