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  • Day11

    Roaming around LLanquihue Lake

    January 24, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Wilkommen in Deutschland…or mini-old-fashioned Germany, because in this region – Colonos/ siedlers. There are "Deutsche Vereine" (associations), a German school in every town and even in the supermarket I feel like walking down a DM aisle.

    Thanks to a small “camping search” crisis, we landed at “Baumbach”, in Llanquihué. This stunning spot, with a world-class view of the volcano has become our operation basis for this week.
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  • Day14

    Habemus Camioneta & Camping takeover

    January 27, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    We have a camioneta! It´s a(n) (un)practical 4x4 pick-up. Gravel roads, no problem from now on!

    Today we were planning on enjoying the sunshine and lake views from our camping, and while working a little on our next project. That was the theory.

    In practice, due to external reasons we had to change (some) of our plans. We drove into the camping place, and it was full. I mean Chilean full, not German full.

    It took us a couple of minutes to identify our tent (and parcel). We didn´t have a table anymore and “our” electricity post (yes, we have 3 plugs outside – I have asked myself what happens when it rains) was occupied with a boiler and a mini-fridge. Two family groups also lured by the view and easy access to the lake beach, had made themselves comfortable. So much that they even used the lines of our tent to hang cloths to dry. I´m glad we provided such a homey atmosphere that they felt at home. These 30 people, plus another 140 were making “asado”. “Grillen” but the bigger, louder, and I would dare to say somewhat more elaborate yet rustic version. Germans think they are “Grillmeisters” and then they come to Chile (let´s see what our experience is in world- famous Argentina!). I must say, I think it was a humbling experience for German Micha.

    Asado for lunch: by the quantities of food that they had, it could have also been dinner. But as we learnt later, it was only lunch. At 5 they had Kuchen & Café/ Mate – table cloth included, and at 7 the fires when on again, and the same amount of food was placed on the grills and pans. Very German-like actually, just big and without any worries.

    *Cake, is actually also called Kuchen here.

    Also around that day, a local church group first rehearsing, then an open-air mass, and then a baptism (including a lake the lake). Two football teams, around 12 dogs (with and without know owners), jumping castle, jumping board, at least 3 groups of live musicians (traditional and rap), and each group had their own loudspeakers. Reaggeton is popular. Very popular.
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  • Day15


    January 28, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Micha got invited to join the German local club for a walk. So far so good, but apparently in German it sounds hilarious: “… mit der Boerschenschaft aus der Zone marchieren.” He politely declined.

    If you are looking for a camping spot in this region, I would definitely recommend Camping Baumbach. The family business is run by a kind, helpful family with Hamburg roots. It was a pleasure staying here, getting useful tips on the region and on further hikes in Torres del Paine. Moreover, Maria is an excellent baker – Kuchen or Torta, both are absolutely delicious.
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  • Day55


    January 16, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Pronounced lyan-KEE-weh. The name of the lake and a small town on the lakeshore. First is the lake and a look along the beach. Then one of the traditional German houses and a look at the pretty, rolling landscape. This part of Chile was not settled by the Spanish. The first settlers were Germans beginning in about the 1850s.Read more

  • Day16

    Frutillar casse pas 3 panards

    February 4, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Bon, aujourd'hui, j'ai passé plus de temps sur mon téléphone qu'à observer le monde extérieur.
    La veille, Justine (la fille de l'accueil) nous avait vendu du rêve avec le petit déjeuné et en conséquence, ce matin, quelle n'a pas été ma déception lorsqu'une autre cliente de l'auberge m'annonce qu'il n'y a rien à se mettre sous la dent: "Une volontaire est arrivée tôt ce matin en disant qu'il n'y aurait rien".
    J'ai tout d'abord cru à une blague, jusqu'à ce qu'elle ajoute, l'air dépité, qu'il risquerait également de ne pas y avoir d'eau chaude (car, par souci économique plus qu'ecologique, ils coupent l'eau chaude entre 23h et 8h du matin). Davantage, les clients présents ont du ouvrir la porte aux visiteurs toute la matinée car aucun employé n'était là...
    Ni une ni deux, la faim au ventre, Anne et moi nous dirigeons vers le supermarché très déçues du service inexistant de cette auberge. Il faut savoir qu'on débourse 10000 pesos chiliens pour dormir dans un dortoir, ce qui revient à 14,20 euros, même prix que dans certaines villes européennes. Alors le petit dej a son importance!
    La faim passée, et après avoir fait ma lessive dans la baignoire sans bouchon de l'hostel (bien que l'on ne puisse pas dire que le linge soit propre, mais plutôt moins sale), nous décidons de partir pour la petite ville de Frutillar. Elle se situe au bord du lac Llanquihue et tout comme Puerto Varas, ses maisons sont d'inspiration germanique. Frutillar bajo, la partie touristique de la ville est peuplée de petit cafés et ferias artesanales. Ça a l'air sympa dit comme ça, mais franchement, ça n'a rien d'exceptionnel et il y a beaucoup trop de vacanciers à mon goût ! (Rooh qu'est ce qu'elle râle !)
    Nous nous baladons un peu au soleil et nous rentrons en bus à Puerto Varas pour nous délecter d'un petit apéritif avec vin chilien assises sur les marches de l'auberge. (Oui, les terrasses de cafés sont interdites).
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  • Day52

    being a proper homeless person

    March 7, 2020 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Last night we arrived with the ferry to Puerto Montt. We were planning on camping but some guys came up to us and said it’s not that safe. Especially as we are two girls. So we decided to sleep in the bus terminal 😂 I felt super homeless 😂 but it was an experience. With all the homeless dogs that took care of us, but woke us recklessly up with tremendously loud barks in the morning at 5.30am as soon as someone entered.
    Right now I am sitting in the bus. Mona, my travel friend since the last month is just sitting opposite. We didn’t get seated next to each other but at the moment we both are enjoying our burger for breakfast 😁😝 #unhealthy 🤦🏽‍♀️ the Imbiss was the only open shop that sold something else than biscuits ✌🏼
    I am gonna be in this Bus for about 14 hours, oh yeah 🙄😎
    But I do enjoy the long bus journeys, so I get the chance to process my impressions and experiences of the last two month in Patagonia 🏔
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Llanquihue, Llankünwe

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