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  • Day71


    January 5 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After heading north for new year's eve, we flew back south to explore the island of Chiloé. This island is known for being quite culturally different from the rest of Chile and also a windswept, shrouded in fog kind of place. However, bright blue skies greeted us when we arrived in Ancud, our base town.

    This was our first chance to see penguins, so we joined a tour that took us to a few of the penguin inhabited islands. My favourite moment was seeing one gracefully fly out of the water onto the rocks, only to then bumble their way over some seaweed, falling backwards a few times, to join the others further up the cliff.

    The southern tip of the island was where our ferry departed, so we spent the next day travelling south and stopping off at a few places. Chiloe is also known for its wooden churches and houses built of stilts, hanging out over the water. The churches especially are fascinating and you can tell they have been built by seafaring people, who are more familiar with building ships.

    In the capital of the island, Castro, I lost my next item of clothing; my watch. I had a bad habit of taking it off to put sun cream on and had already nearly lost it in Sao Paulo. However, this time it was gone before I realised I'd left it behind. It was a Casio I'd bought from Argos, so you can just imagine how expensive a loss that was.

    Our ferry wasn't leaving until 11pm and as we had plenty of time, we spent a few hours in a restaurant on the seafront looking out over increasingly moody skies, with both excitement and trepidation as we were about to truly venture off the gringo trail.
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  • Day44

    Ab auf die Insel Chiloé

    February 8, 2018 in Chile ⋅

    Wir haben uns einen Mietwagen genommen, diesen kurzerhand zur Chaos-Karre umfunktioniert und erkunden nun mit unserer Dreckschleuder die Insel Chiloé. Chiloé ist ein Paradies für Naturburschen und Vogelliebhaber (mit dem Weitwinkel lassen sich die gefederten Tierchen leider nur schlecht abbilden) und bietet ausreichende Möglichkeiten zum freien Campen. Das Wetter ist leider nicht auf unserer Seite und wir werden immer wieder nass, aber mittlerweile sind wir abgehärtet und kommen mit wenig Komfort gut zurecht ;-)Read more

  • Day93

    Cabaña Isla Magica

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    The last day of the year!!
    We woke up at around 8:30 am and were ready by about 10:15 am. We left the car with our bags at the cabaña parking only and walked down towards the harbor to find a place to eat. All the restaurants around were closed. In the meantime, Melinda and Maria bought fruits and some other food stuff from a shop that was open. Eventually, after asking the locals, we found a small restaurant open. It was serving breakfast of eggs and bread (Paila Huevos). We ate there and then headed for the Ancud bay to see the Fuerte San Antonio fort.Read more

  • Day93

    Lovely wooden houses Ancud

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    We walked along the shore towards the fort. There were lovely wooden houses along the Lord Cochrane road. The fort is at the North end of the road to the left. There is a small archway marking the entry to the fort. There were vendors selling trinkets and souvenirs there.

  • Day93

    New Year celebrations

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    We drove back to Ancud and decided to stay at Hotel Isla Magica again. We reached back around 10:30 pm and got the same cabaña. We didn't have any food items with us to cook and the landlady informed that all the restaurants would be closed by now. She tried calling the restaurants she thought might be open but they were all closed. For the new year celebrations, she too recommended going to the stadium for the fireworks.
    We decided to drive around the town and see if anything was open. The whole town felt like a ghost town. Nothing was open and there was no one around. One smallest shop selling alcoholic drinks was open. We bought some cookies, chips and drinks from there. Then we drove towards the stadium. On the way, Hristo bought a pack of sausages. That all basically constituted our last dinner of the year 2107. 😁😁
    At the stadium, we managed to park our car quite near the entrance. We couldn't see any ticket counter near the gates but there were people giving away neon bands and some police inspecting all the bags etc. We decided to walk in and see if we needed any tickets or reservations. We found out that the event was organised by the local municipality and was free for everyone. There was a concert stage in the middle where some local bands played peppy Spanish music to keep the crowds occupied. We settled down in the middle of stadium seating and had our food stuff while enjoying the music. Everyone around was dressed up in costumes and wearing props. It was a total festive atmosphere.
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  • Day94

    Happy New Year!!

    January 1, 2018 in Chile ⋅

    At exactly 30 sec to 12 am, the countdown started on the big screen. The whole stadium roared after each count. Then at exactly 12, the fireworks started at the hill behind the stadium. It was an awesome sight. The weather had played along at the right time. After 3 days of rain, it was a clear starry night and the fireworks looked beautiful. The show lasted for about 10 min, after which, the live music started again.Read more

  • Day93

    Fuerte San Antonio fortress

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    The entry to the fort is free. It was very well maintained considering that they don't charge anything. Its a small fort overlooking the Ancud beach. It was built by the Spanish in 1770. During the wars of independence, Fuerte San Antonio was Spain's last Chilean outpost.

  • Day93

    Beach near Fuerte San Antonio fort

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    Just next to the fortress along the Northern side, there is a secluded beach. We walked down from the fort, but it was quite dirty and smelly due to the seaweeds and other organic waste from the sea. There was no other way out from the beach so we had to climb back up to the fort amd then we continued our exploration of the town further.Read more

  • Day93

    Mirador Arena Gruesa

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅

    From the fort, we walked to the Mirador Arena Gruesa. This is a viewpoint overlooking the Gruesa beach. There is an amphitheater like arena next to the beach where concerts seem to be held. Opposite the viewpoint, there is a small hill where it was possible to climb and have a view of the beach from the other end. All the while, we had our eyes peeled to the ocean as well since one can spot dolphins, sea lions and sometimes whales from the land only. Unfortunately, we didn't have any such luck.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Ancud, أنكود, Ankuñ, Ανκούδ, انکاد, ZUD, 앙쿠드, Ankudas, Анкуд, 安庫德

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