“Semanas Musicales” de Frutillar – a taste of Chilean classical guitar watching Emerson Salazar at the Teatro del Lago.
My apprehension of climbing a volcano began before we left Australia. When we chose Pucon as our base to enroll in Spanish lessons, Ben was excited to learn one of the major attractions to this pueblo (town) was climbing Volcano … Continue reading
Arrived in Puerto Varas last night after a 5 hour bus trip south of Pucon. Another lake another volcano! Quaint town with strong influences of German settlement here from the late 1800’s of old wood shingle houses to German pasteries … Continue reading
Our reasons for staying in Pucon were two-fold. Firstly we wanted to spend some time learning Spanish before we got too far into our trip. And secondly, the leadup to getting away had been so hectic we decided we needed … Continue reading
Our last night in Pucon. After 16 days here as a base studying Spanish it’s hard to leave. We make the most of our day absorbing the beauty around us and prepare for our journey to our next destination – … Continue reading
Happy Australia Day everyone. Tis the 26th here now and how apt we climbed Volcan Villarica today. A grueling 5 hour climb to the summit of 2847m. This has to be one of the most physical challenges we have ever … Continue reading
Our last week at Spanish school and we are taking it easy focusing on practicing our Spanish. Squeezed in a visit to Lago (lake) Caburgua about 30 mins away. We kept saying “doesn’t this remind you of Malborough Sounds in … Continue reading
Our first side trip outside Pucon – Ojos del Caburga waterfalls, about 20km away on a local bus. A refreshing retreat from the hot afternoons.
Weekend = More study & afternoons free for chillin’ at Pucon’s lake beach taking in the hot Chileno summer with muchas turistas
We’d had a great time in Santiago, but it was time to move on. We had already booked a hostel in Valparaíso, a port town about 1.5 hours north of Santiago. We caught a taxi to the bus station and … Continue reading