Punta Mutrico

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  • Day68

    Excursions in Chiloé: Towns and Churches

    May 11 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 55 °F

    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 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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  • 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

    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

  • Day93

    Mirador Arena Gruesa

    December 31, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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

  • Day127

    Ancud (Chiloé)

    February 26, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Mit Bus und Fähre geht es auf die Isla Grande de Chiloé, die fünftgrößte Insel des Kontinents. Auf der ca. 45-minütigen Fähre gibt es neben besonderen Vögeln (was genau an denen so besonders ist und wie sie heißen konnte mir mein chilenischer Sitznachbar allerdings auch nicht so genau sagen) auch Seehunde im Wasser zu beobachten.

    Angekommen in Ancud, stelle ich schnell mein Gepäck im Hostel ab und mache einen Ausflug zur Pazifikküste, wo es auf drei kleinen Inseln, um die wir eine Bootstour machen, Magellan- und Humboldtpinguine zu sehen gibt. Danach schaue ich mich noch ein wenig in dem süßen Ort Ancud um, dessen Häuser mir wie ein Mix zwischen deutschen Landhäusern und südamerikanischen Wellblechhütten vorkommen. Anschließend gehe ich mit zwei Mädchen, die ich im Bus nach Ancud kennengelernt habe, essen.

    Herausforderungen: Mich von Horrorgeschichten über Gewaltverbrechen an herumreisenden Frauen in Südamerika nicht zu sehr verunsichern und herunterziehen lassen.
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  • Day28


    January 31, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today we have been walking around in Ancud. It is a small town. We had lunch in a restaurant that prepaired curranto. It’s a traditional dish from Chilóe. They put stones on a fire, then put seafood, potatos, meat and chicken on the rocks. The food gets covered by some huge leafs (that I don’t remember the name of) and then dirt. It was very tasty, and some of it reminded me of traditional norwegian food (komler og røykekjøtt).

    Good day spent in Ancud, I like this place! In the afternoon we took the bus to Castro. We will be staying two nights in a palafito there.
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  • Day32

    Back in Ancud

    February 4, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Some change in plans happened in Chilóe. Before we went to Castro my camera fell into the ground and the lense broke. I have ordered a new lense that will arrive in Ancud. We went back to stay in the same awesome hostel. I will probably have to stay here until wednesday.

    There was a party in the hostel yesterday and a lot of us went out dancing. Note to self: stay away from the drinks here. They contain so much more alcohol then back home :p Well, we had a super fun night! Today, not so much 😂Read more

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