Archive for category: Chile

D Cucao and the National Park

2008.10.27

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -42.6799, -74.1165

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

With Thomas, the German friend that saw ‘the case of Thomas Crown’ and was a mirror of the TV when broadcasting ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (mostly due to a drunkness state and the cap he was wearing), I went to Cucao and the National Park. Walking, and walking. Thomas went at 16h (he had a bus to Santiago) and I remained there for some time, until I got back to Castro. ‘Royal Crown’ (a brand of beer, and the second time I write Crown in the same post) and ‘Cordillera’ (a natural tobacco brand) entertained my loneliness that evening.
Mirador playa
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Mirador playa
Titanic
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Titanic
Relincho
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Relincho
Profundidad
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Profundidad
Lagopano
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Lagopano
Estepa
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Estepa
Viento
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Viento
Dedo inoperante
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Dedo inoperante
Caballo angular
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Caballo angular
Ovejas
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Ovejas
Cuac
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Cuac
Dale shabal
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Dale shabal
Bisho
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Bisho
Agua
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Agua

D Hitchhikers guide to Quinchao

2008.10.26

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -42.4382, -73.6084

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting to Dalcahue implied seeing some amazing sceneries. We crossed in a barge, to the island. And then, hitchhiking. Marcelo gave us a lift. He left us at a pinnacle where we could see Achao. Since days before, I had been perceiving some thoughtless gestures from my belgian ‘friends’. I had enough, so I did bid them farewell as soon as I could, without any intention to see them again. The word was ‘alce’. Then, I went to Curaco de Velez. Impressive beach, in a day of elections. I returned walking, but after 6 kilometers I decided to hitchhike again. And then, Manolo appeared.
Paso
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Paso
Valparaíso
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Valparaíso
Soy un macarra, soy un hortera…
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Soy un macarra, soy un hortera…
Puta cuerda
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Puta cuerda
Good year
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Good year
Tubo
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Tubo
Ciudad podal (Kalenji)
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Ciudad podal (Kalenji)
Barcas
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Barcas
Achao
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Achao
Militar
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Militar
Futuro motoquero (no motero)
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Futuro motoquero (no motero)
Maderas (horrible)
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Maderas (horrible)

D Castro

2008.10.25

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -42.4784, -73.7794

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Relaxing in Castro. With its ‘palafitos’, and its sophisticated center (compared with other towns of Chiloé, of course), and a quite comfortable hostel (in spite of the low ceilings). I walked the town, with Mr. Thomas. Dinner by the Belgians, and with a fifth: Barbara [ch].
Pano Tomás sin Tomás
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Pano Tomás sin Tomás
Mercado artesanal
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Mercado artesanal
Ballena cuática
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Ballena cuática
Encallado
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Encallado
Secreto militar
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Secreto militar
Escupo (y el delirio del alemán)
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Escupo (y el delirio del alemán)
Mañana
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Mañana

D Puñihuil

2008.10.24

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.8771, -73.8144

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Long day: the previous night offered me few sleep and more drinking than expected. At six, we woke up in order to take a bus to Piñuhuil, to see the penguin colony there. We weren’t very lucky with penguins (it was not the season), but we saw some other sea life.
Then, we -the four of us- started walking towards a beach, making the most of the time until returning to Ancud. Back to Ancud, an old guy that was solving the problems of the world (that meaning drinking wine and having a seemingly deep conversation) recommended me to go to the Huai-Huen Hill. He was very insistently about the beauty of that spot, so we went there. Honestly, wasn’t that impressive. Not a must.
And then, we went to Castro. And I had a fabulous dream in the bus…
Patos
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Patos
Barca
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Barca
Black
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Black
Camino
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Camino
Camino Chile
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Camino Chile
Carpesian
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Carpesian
El auto con botas
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El auto con botas
Gav
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Gav
Hélice
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Hélice
Herradura
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Herradura
Las vacas son difíciles
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Las vacas son difíciles
Negro
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Negro
Nutria
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Nutria
Panorroca
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Panorroca

D Ancud

2008.10.23

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.8771, -73.8144

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Ancud, with its facades worn out by the permanent breeze and the consistent rain. We arrived (Geraldine, Francois and me), crossing the Ancud gulf (predictable name) in a bus of the company ‘Cruz del Sur’. As someone commented me of Chiloé, it was constantly raining. In the hostel, among other people, I met Thomas [de], and went to the only place meaningful in that weather: a bar.
Torre
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Torre
Desde el cerro Huaihuen
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Desde el cerro Huaihuen
Costa puaj
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Costa puaj
Starsailing
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Starsailing

D Frutillar bajo

2008.10.22

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.1352, -73.0344

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

This town was even quieter than Pt. Varas. And it seemed to have the same German influence. I walked around, with Geraldine. Not many stories to tell… the theater seemed a prison, and we returned to Pt. Varas in a bus filled up with students. Some of them with ‘reaggeton’, other with ‘metal!’.
That night appeared another couchsurfer, François [be]. A belgian connection randomly generated.
Nestlé
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Nestlé
Mirador
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Mirador
Muelle
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Muelle

D Petrohue and surroundings

2008.10.21

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.1000, -72.4931

Ranking: (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While our incredible hosts were working, I spent time with Geraldine, walking through lakes and forests. We were in ‘Lago de Todos los Santos’, the falls of Petrohué, et cetera. And we got back hitchhiking, a great method for social interaction and saving money. A local and a couple from the states were our kind transporters. We were always under the glance of a volcano guarded by clouds: Osorno.
Enamorados, o no…
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Enamorados, o no…
Saltos
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Saltos
Lago
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Lago
Barca, de nombre…
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Barca, de nombre…
Falso
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Falso
El otro sendero
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El otro sendero
Suciedad del sensor (sentimiento) en la lejanía
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Suciedad del sensor (sentimiento) en la lejanía
Saltos
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Saltos
Bluf bluf
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Bluf bluf
Otro volcán… sin terremoto
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Otro volcán… sin terremoto

D Pt. Montt

2008.10.20 (12:00)

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.4543, -72.9925

Ranking: (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Gray day, but I had to do something. Paul was going to Pt. Montt, so I seized that opportunity and went with him. I strolled the coast line and tried to get to the market. But I grew tired, as I didn’t know how far it was. Funny, I gave up only 500 meters from my target. Well, no big deal. Rain poured intensively in my return to Pt. Varas. Then, a couchsurfer, Geraldine [be], appeared at Flora’s house.
Litoral
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Litoral
Camión
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Camión
Natal
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Natal

D Pt. Varas

2008.10.20

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -41.3234, -72.9700

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

I was trying to flee out from Valdivia, but all the buses to Pt. Varas were full. But there were many buses to Pt. Montt, and Pt. Varas is on that way. So I ended up getting out of a bus to Pt. Montt in the Pt. Varas crossing. Then I got another bus to the town: something that wasn’t very necessary, because the house of Flora [cl] and Paul [cl] was near that crossing. But I didn’t know.
Then it came the reunion with Flora [cl]… and I got to met the famous Paul [cl]. Nice people, indeed.
Gloria
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Gloria
Casa Paulflor
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Casa Paulflor
Hogar
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Hogar
Freddy y el sueño
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Freddy y el sueño
Su selección
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Su selección
Miau (Fred)
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Miau (Fred)
Jesucrisis
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Jesucrisis
Iglesia
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Iglesia
…and h(H)e presents
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…and h(H)e presents
Tome
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Tome

D Valdivia

2008.10.17

Chile, RtWp02 | Geo: -39.8204, -73.2489

Ranking: (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

…or Gayldivia, whatever. The short story with Devorah [uk], whom I like to lose pool with again (?). Party and salmon at a cheap price. Photographic interests shared with Elsa [fr] and conversations with her friend Nicanor [cl], the luthier. Long dialogs (some written somewhere else) with Alejandra [cl]. To end this, a concert where jazz becomes a sleeping technique and Mariela [cl] shows off on drums. Appreciateable characters like Felix [de], Lina [de], Teemu [fi], Aline [fi], Marianne [fi], Matilde [fr], Lorena [cl], Andrés [cl], et cetera.
Casas
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Casas
Embarcaciones
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Embarcaciones
Mercado
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Mercado
Extintor
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Extintor
León marino
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León marino
Barca
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Barca
Y… ¿como va?
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Y… ¿como va?
Bicho volador
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Bicho volador
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