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Ancud

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  • Day68

    Excursions in Chiloé: Towns and Churches

    May 11, 2019 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    During my two-week stay in Castro, I took a few excursions around the island. The small towns are lovely, the wooden churches are certainly amazing, and the bus rides there and back passed through countryside that looked a great deal like England. (A few English visitors concurred.)

    My first trip was to Dalcahue and its church, town, and waterfront, and another day I went south of there to Achao, with similar sights. One day I went to meet my friend Omar in the northern part of the island to Ancud to visit the Historic Churches Museum and eat THE local food, “curanto.” And lastly, I went from Dalcahue east with two guides I became friends with. I was their model “extranjera,” foreigner, to appear in photos advertising a tour the historian brother was preparing for the next tourist year. We visited six churches, and had a jolly time.

    Again, I let the pictures tell a bit more...
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  • Day32

    Isla Chiloé

    April 17, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Die Insel Chiloé hatte mich aus irgendwelchen Gründen magisch angezogen - vielleicht weil man kaum etwas über sie findet... Ich hatte mir fest vorgenommen hier meine Reise zu beenden. Die meisten Touristen fahren für einen Tagesausflug von Puerto Varas oder Puerto Montt auf die Insel und ich wollte das fünf Tage hier verbringen.

    Meine ersten zwei Nächte buchte ich in Ancud, der nördlichsten Stadt. Die anderen zwei Nächte wollte ich in Castro, der Hauptstadt in der Inselmitte, verbringen. Bereits am ersten Tag, der außer ganz viel Regen nichts zu bieten hatte, wurde ich überzeugt alle Nächte in Ancud zu bleiben und verlängerte meine Übernachtungen.

    Als ich am Mittwoch einen Tagesausflug nach Castro machte war ich auch wirklich froh über meine Entscheidung. Castro ist eine richtige Stadt mit vielen Touristen und Menschen. Ancud ist dagegen ein Dorf, in dem wegen der Nebensaison fast alles zu hat. Dafür sind die Menschen dort die herzlichsten, die ich in ganz Chile kennenlernen durfte.

    In Castro schaute ich mir die Kathedrale und die berühmten Palafitos an (Gebäude, die auf Holzstelzen im Wasser stehen). Mit einem
    Bus fuhr ich auf die Nachbarinsel, um mir die älteste Kirche der Insel anzuschauen. Die Insel Chiloé ist neben der unberührten Natur bekannt für ihre über 200 Kirchen!

    Chiloé mit seiner Pflanzen- und Tiervielfalt hat mich verzaubert und ich werde bestimmt noch mal zurück kommen - dann aber für länger als nur fünf Tage und mit einer besseren Wanderausstattung. Alleine der Wanderweg der mich am meisten reizt dauert nämlich schon fünf Tage.
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  • Day44

    Ab auf die Insel Chiloé

    February 8, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    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 ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    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 ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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

  • Day94

    Dancing in the new year

    January 1, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After the fireworks, we decided to go down and join the dancing crowd near the stage. The music was good, the mood joyful and we danced our way into the new year. We were there till almost 1:30 am. Then we drove back to the cabaña and slept.

  • Day93

    Fuerte San Antonio fortress

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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

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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