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 ...
... very much to tell about the trail itself. Dietrich and I just talked about a million small topics, enjoyed nature, and enjoyed nature. I didn't think to expect such a variety of amazing things. For example, there was a tree that I don't think lives anywhere besides that region. It's kind of a cross between a palm tree and a pine tree, if that makes sense. It has long fronds covered in very sharp leaves, and typically just has a couple layers of ...
A road trip is really the best way to see the lakes. Public transport out to the national parks at this time of year can be tricky and infrequent, besides, driving along an empty road with a view of a snow-capped volcano is just really cool.
So, here we are in our hire car (we´ve named her Maggie) driving down a quiet road in the Chilean Lake District, and there´s a thud. A very loud thud.
We´d taken a coach to Temuco on ...
... is run by an American guy who wanted to get away from the states and raise his little girl in a non English speaking country. If you ever make it to Pucon, go to Latitude 39, it definitely lived up to its reputation. Easter Sunday, yeay. We woke to find Easter eggs at our door courtesy of our lovely hostel owner so that was a nice surprise. Today we had decided to rent bikes and head to the Ojos de Caburgua waterfall and Lago Caburgua. Our journey there took us up and down ...