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Mar 2, 2013 - Land of the Fushias & Giant Rhubarb

Fushias are abundant here. Huge bushes/trees all along the road and hillsides. Giant Rhubarb also abounds. Supermarket shopping is very difficult with long lines and very slow cashiers. Absolutely nothing else to complain about though! ************************************************************************************************************************ Picked up by Marco from guesthouse and transferred to airport at Puerto Montt and fly by LAN to Balmaceda. Weather improved en route. Met at airport by Mauro (guide) and clapped out...

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Jan 8, 2007 - Coihaigue

Perhaps the best single day of senic travel so far...up over mountains looking at large lakes and following galcier colored streams for miles...picture this on a one-lane gravel road..for the hikers like riding into Peralta....all day almos everyday..this is after all the Pan American highway!!! This section of the road was the brain child of Pinoche...quite a feat ..but if if it was built to move his army..I think Hanibals elephants would have been faster!!!any way we arrived in one piece and we all elected to stay in a hotel!! no pitching...

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ANNE & MIKES TRIP

Mar 18, 2006 - Carretara Austral

Futaleufu to Coyaique - 11 hours, 9 of them on gravel roads. If our driver would have stopped, we would have kissed the pavement we were now riding on. However, sometimes with pain, comes incredible beauty. And even though it was a rainy overcast day, the drive was breathtakingly beautiful. For most of it, we were in a rainforest with a constant panorama of waterfalls and rushing rivers. Coyaique is located in the middle of the Carretara Austral and is the largest town in Chilean Patagonia (50,000 residents). A very nice change from the...

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Feb 1, 2006 - De Puhuguapi à Cohaique... ultime étape sur la caretera australe

Pareille même route défoncée... 6 heures pour faire 200 km et voir défiler le paysage patagonien... superbe ! mais un peu éprouvant cette route toute cabossée. Le chauffeur est vraiment super gentil, il s'arrétait pour nous laisser prendre des photos, il prennait le temps de nous montrer des cascades, nous donner le nom des rivières, de quel glacier venait l'eau etc. Vraiment très chouette ce voyage. Peu à peu les paysages évoluent, les andes s'applatissent, la végétation se raréfie et la steppe aride apparait de plus en plus proche. C'est...

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Lenalatina 2005

Jan 18, 2006 - La Carretera Austral

La nuit fut froide! le thermométre est descendu a 3 degré et nos duvets sont prévus pour 6 degré: heureusement que nous avions nos polaires! Ce matin, réveil à 6h30 car le bus doit passer nous prendre a 9h30 sur la route ou il nous a laissé la veille et nous en avons pour au moins une heure a descendre. Le bus ne passe qu'a 10h30, nous avons eu quelques sueurs froides... Nous prenons la fameuse carretera austral, l'unique route qui descend vers le sud dont línitiateur fut un certain Pinochet. Nous croisons d'ailleurs des mémorials en son...

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Jan 9, 2006 - Der Fluch des carratera australischen Regengottes?

Ich hatte mir eigentlich vorgestellt, dass die Fähre (Reederei Naviera Austral, 12'000$ für einen "Sitzplatz", fährt mehrmals pro Woche, Mo um 12 Uhr mittags und Do um 22 Uhr) vor allem Personen transportieren würde, aber in Wahrheit war das Schiff für den Transport von Lastwagen und Autos ausgelegt und auch gut ausgelastet gewesen. Der grosse Aufenthaltsraum diente auch gleichzeitig als Schlafraum und war ebenfalls gut besetzt mit Familien und auch Touristen. Ich schlief eigentlich trotz des Maschinenlärms nicht so schlecht - ich hatte zum...

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Dec 5, 2005 - Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique was not a very eventful time. i met 2 swiss girls and spent the few days playing chess and drinking coffee with them. They were both teachers in Switzerland and were full of questions about the American school system. I spent 3 days here only because the only run 2 buses a week up north to my next destination. It was a good time to read, converse and relax. Traveling is hard work man, don't be fooled!

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Aug 4, 2005 - Coyhaique

Now I feel like I'm really in South America. Getting here from Puerto Montt we crossed from what looked very much like Wales or Ireland into a blizzard of snow as we came over the Andes. Then, as quickly as it had started, it stopped, and we were in a lake district surrounded by volcanoes. That was what it looked like when I went to sleep. When I woke up I looked out of the window to see tundra as far as you could see, all dusted with snow, with the Andes in the background. This is real Patagonia now and I'm having to wear all of my layers...

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Becky's trip...

Nov 27, 2004 - Chiloe - Coyhaique

Liebe Freunde, Nach einer 6-taegigen Schlechtwetterperiode ohne absehbarem Ende bin ich im Regen Richtung Insel Chiloe gefahren. Dem Tipp eines Schweizer Auswanderers folgend habe ich in Quellon einer kleinen Stadt am suedlichsten Zipfel der Insel Chilloe das Hotel "Los Suizos" eines weiteren Schweizers gefunden. Aus einem kurzen Stopp am Ende der Panamericana wurde fast eine Woche. Ivo & Daniela luden mich gleich auf Ihr Anwesen auf einem Huegel mit Blick ueber die gesammte Bucht und die Andenkette ein. Selber sind Sie vor einigen Jahren...

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