Provincia de Osorno

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  • Day12

    Die Berge verstecken sich

    December 11, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Auf der Fahrt nach Süden schlage ich noch einen Haken in die chilenische Schweiz. Pucon ist touristisch voll erschlossen. Von hier kann man auch Skitouren auf einen der umliegenden malerischen Vulkane machen.
    Ich muss mich leider mit den Plakaten der zahlreichen Tour Anbieter begnügen. Die Berge stecken in dicken Wolken, am nächsten Tag regnet es.
    Auch die Weiterfahrt verläuft nass und kalt. Eine eingestürzte Brücke zwingt über dreckige Pisten. Nochmals biege ich vom Weg in Richtung des Vulkan Osorno ab. Die Landschaft mit viel Viehzucht könnte auch im Allgäu sein. Die dichten Wälder mit lautem Vogelgezwitscher erinnern an Neuseeland.
    Aber auch der Osorno zeigt sich nicht. Eigentlich könnte ich ihn vom Zimmerfenster meines einsam gelegenen Hostels sehen. Derweil erklärt mir mein Gastgeber seine Sicht der Weltpolitik und dass seine aus Deutschland stammenden Vorfahren das Land urbar gemacht hätten. Mapuche habe es hier wenige gegeben, weil das Leben hier und damals sehr hart gewesen sei.
    Vielleicht lacht ja morgen der Osorno durch mein Zimmerfenster.
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  • Day112

    Puerto Fonck mit der ganzen Familie

    January 24, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Die Tage vergehen viel zu schnell, wir erleben so viel und sind fast ununterbrochen im Wasser oder am Strand.

    Egal ob mit dem Surfbrett, dem Bodyboard, dem Segelboot, dem Motorboot, dem Kajak oder beim BMS (Body Motor Surf).
    Man bekommt mich nicht mehr aus dem Wasser.

    Eines ist sicher, das war sicher nicht mein letztes Mal in Puerto Fonck.
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  • Day24


    January 7, 2015 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    From the very beginning, one idea of the trip was finding the Latin roots of our relationship. Yet, as a big surprise, the trip to Osorno revealed the other part of our relationship, the German roots!

    The entire region has excellent beer (Kunstmann, slogan: "das gute Bier", yes, in German!), small villages have churches that are exact copies of churches in the black forest or the local Spanish word for cake is "Kuchen" and the last 10 bishops of the region were all of German origin. Yet also from an indigenous point the region is very interesting: it is the land of the Mapuche Indians, the only indigenous people in all over Latin america that resisted the Spanish. cities like Osorno were founded in the 16th century by the Spanish,but where destroyed by the Mapuche and abandoned. Actually the Spanish evacuated the entire region and signed a treaty with the Mapuche that it would be their territory, while the Spanish would remain in the north. only 300 years later, Chile finally conquered the south and Germans and other European immigrants colonized the land and re-founded the cities that were abandoned 300 years before. The conflict between modern Chile and the Mapuche yet is ongoing.
    in order to discover more of Chile, we made the quick decision to not take the bus but to rent a car and give us a week to advance to the north and go to santiago de chile, stopping wherever we would feel like doing so and visiting off the beaten path.
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  • Day121

    Crossing The Border

    March 28, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We have agreed to give Bariloche a miss also as we just dont have the time and when we get up early the next morning we ask the guy to check on times to Pucon which is where we are headed in Chile. There is no direct bus and he advises us that we will have to go to Osorno first and then change here for Pucon , this sounds perfect and the bus is at 1030 so we run down,pack our bags and head out in a taxi to the terminal. The guy in the hostel say the company is Andesmar but when i ask at the counter they arent going till 2pm i make my way along the kiosks and there is a company going at 1030 so tickets booked and were on our way. The journey takes us through the immigration, and its goodbye to Argetina, i can really say its been a pleasure , all the doubts i had about the Argetinians going to be rude etc are banished and they really do have a beautiful country, no wonder they wanted to fight for it. The scenery once again is beautiful as we wind around huge mountains and ast wonderful lakes. Half an hour later the bus stops and we are given forms to fill in stating what we can and cannot take into Chile , we fill the forms in accpting we cannot take any animal products herbs spices and large amounts of cash(we actually havent got a penny in cash so i hope we can find a cash machine in Osorno) The bus pulls up and we wait our turn to be cleared. We are all chauffered off the bus and have to take all our belongings. We form an orderly queue in the immigration office and things feel like they have stepped up a gear here. A sniffer dog is brought in and is taken to go over all the bags, its really strange how you watch with baited breath hoping he isnt going to stop at ours but he passs them but stops at another and pats his paw on the top of it. The policeman asks whos bag it is and a young guy steps out from our line, i can only imagine his backside is twitching faster than a bullet and as he opens it up its searched but nothing is found. The dog is then taken on the bus and within half an hour we have just about cleared border control. The journey to Osorno is literally another hour and i get off to go and get our tickets for Pucon while Mark collects the baggage. Inside the terminal i search for companys that make the journey to Pucon. There are just 2 and they are both full for today and tomorrow the earliset bus is 1845 . The Santander cashpoint is out of action, but i manage to get cash out of the Chilean one. After a brief discussion with Mark i suggest we head further North and hopefully can get a bus from there. We opt for a place called Valdivia. Our bus is in a couple of hours so we drop our bags in storage and head out to get a bite to eat. We order something off the menu that we dont know what it is and are pleasantly served with steak egg and chips and a homemade sauce that has chillies in which is absolutely delicious. We have really missed a bit of spicy food so Chile is going to be a very welcome change. Dinner eaten and back to the terminal , it feels like we have been travelling on buses forever without a stop so i really hope we caan get to Pucon and relax for a few days. The bus is really full of young guys dressed in suits and if it were a guessing game id say tonight is some sort of graduation as Valdivia is a large town renowned to be full of excellent colleges and universities. The amount of people heading in our direction is massive and i worry we will struggle to find a hostel. The Valdivia bus station is probably the biggest and most modern we have come across and is still under construction, but really impressive. once again i abondon Mark with the baggage while i go off to book our tickets, and manage to get one to Pucon for 10 in the morning. Its 8 oclock and we decide the best plan of action is to walk towards town and go to each hostel to see if there is any room in the inn. The first hostel we arrive to a lovely lady comes out and beckons us in. We are shown a double room that is 12 pound each for the night and is a stones throw away from the station. This place is really lovely though and the bed is beautifully made up with a private bathroom . The internet connection here is really good so i touch base with Ambi as she hasnt heard off me in a few days with having no internet and then trundle off to the supermarket to buy a few bits and bobs. We buy our essentials as well as a bottle of Pisco sour which is the local beverage here and the drink the Chileans clame to have invented (when in Rome) and make our way back to the hostel to consume our goodies.Read more

  • Day16


    January 29, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    So here´s some information that could be also included in the Lonely Planet guide: this Chile-Argentina crossing closes at 19:00 in summer. We made it by the skin of our teeth – 18:55. Pure luck!

    All-in-all, an uncomplicated border crossing. We were glad to be going into Argentina, as we saw the cars and queue for car inspection (dogs included) on the other side at customs coming into Chile.

    Between the Chilean check point, and the Argentinian, there are 44 dramatic kilometres. It might have been the nerves, a certain fear of the unknown or simply a coincidence. These 44 kms consisted of a curvy mountain pass, lake views, and a continuous dead forest.
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  • Day57

    Day 56: No vulcano day.

    March 4, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We woke up early to make a timelaps of the sunrise over the vulcan osorno. But this morning it was cloudy so no vulcano and no beautiful sunrise. But we did manage to make 55 km so it was a good day. At noon we even got a glimps of the vulcano.Read more

  • Day92

    Puerto Octay

    December 30, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Along the shores of the lale Llanquihue, it almost felt like driving in Germany or Austria. All the smaller villages there have german influence from the immigrants from Germany. The building architecture was very typical European/German. Some houses even jad German flags in their gardens.
    Our 1st stop was at Puerto Octay village. We went to the viewpoint near the cemetery. There were amazing views of the lake from here.
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  • Day91

    Puyehue Aguas Calientes

    December 29, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    After the rafting, we drove along the East shore of Llanquihue lake towards the North. There were many viewpoints of the lake and the volcanoes along the way but it was raining and not much was visible beyond about 5-10 mts, so we skipped them. We drove about 100 kms to Puyehue where there are hot springs. We had planned to stay somewhere there and go to the hot springs the next day. We reached at abound 5 pm. There was only one hotel there and it was extremely expensive. The cabañas very very beautiful though. They were made of wood and looked like chalets in some ski resort. Each had its own hot water tub outside in front of the cabin. The price at 150000 CLP per cabin for 4 was prohibitive though.
    We decided to look around for some other place. A bit further, there were igloo like huts in the jungle but we couldn't find their reception. Eventually, we met a lady there who told these were part of the same hotel amd cost the same. The nearest hotel was 20 kms up the mountain but that too was closed due to off season for skiing. We decided to drive back and find a place to stay as near as possible.
    There was one more spa hotel 5 kms away but that too was quite expensive so we drove further.
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  • Day91

    Cabañas Nachito

    December 29, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Eventually, we had to drive about 20 kms back till we found a place open for staying. All the other cabañas on the way were either closed permanently or not open for the season yet.
    We got a nice small wooden apartment at Nachito Cabañas. By now, it had stopped raining and the sky had a fabulous pinkish violet tinge. We could see the Osorno volcano below the clouds right from our apartment. It was magical.
    The landlady agreed to cook some food for us. We got it served hot right in our apartment. We enjoyed the dinner while watching movies on the TV in the living room.
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  • Day92

    Puyehue hot springs

    December 30, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We woke up, got ready, had our breakfast and then were off by 12 pm. It was a beautiful sunny day with hardly a spec of cloud in the sky. It took us 20-25 minutes to reach the hot springs. We bought our entry tickets for 4400 CLP per head amd went to the hot pool. The water was hot at around 50C and it was a bit hard to sit longer in the harsh sun. We were out in about an hpur and then stated our drive South towards the Llanquihue lake. Because of the sun we were finally able to enjoy the lovely blue color of the lake again after almost 3 days of dark and grey.Read more

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Provincia de Osorno