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Nov 11, 2005 - Pucon, Chile

From Puerte del inca we bused back to Santiago and caught a night bus to Pucon. we booked passage on a really small bus line. there were only 10 people on the bus and it was a short one at that. wish i had my feather helmet! it was a bunch of ladies who we thought were smuggling stuff across the Chilean border. they ended up having to pay the customs officials off with a few beers. we stood at the border for a really long time. the customs official tried to pinch Leslie and I for money. i just played the stupid American bit and got our...

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Oct 3, 2005 - >> Pucón, Chile...To the Lake Districts

It's yet another day of travelling for me... Though almost missed the bus. We had gotten up too late, too slow with breakfast (Yat's fault), too much talking... then realised the time, and ran and ran for the bus. With two bus changes, I was only half-hearted in catching the intended 2pm bus. Miraclously got to the terminal just as the bus was pulling out of the dock. With typical Latino style, Andrés extravagantly waved for the bus to stop, and I managed to climb aboard. And promptly fell asleep soon after... After changing buses at...

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Yat's Big Trip

Sep 16, 2005 - Into Chile...onto Pucón

We left Bariloche after a great week and a super sunburnt skiing experience. Bus to Osorno, Chile took the usual unnecessary hours through the 2 frontiers. I think there is a little bitterness between the two! First glance at Chile and the pass was beautiful and not long before we arrived in Osorno, quick change, some Chilean Pesos acquired (1000 to the pound) and we arrived in Pucón for dinner. Nice place...a little flash but then again Chileans are quite affluent and you can see evidence in the housing and the cars they drive. We woke...

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Aug 1, 2005 - Pucon - 101 ways to get wet

Pucon was meant to be our first foray into adventure tourism, this town in southern Chile is home to at least 3 active volcanoes, the largest of which (Volcan Villaricca) stands 3000m tall and can be climbed. There is a daily volcano siren here at midday just to keep you on your toes... begs the question as to what happens if it blows at midday? (¨Duck and cover, duck and cover.¨ for any southpark fans) Climbing sounded fantastic - hiking through the snow and glaciers for 7hrs, to survey bubbling lava and jets of sulfuric gas (the volcano...

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Apr 27, 2005 - Pucon, Chile

Had our first experience with fly fishing in Junin de los Andes, and even though we only caught 3, we had a ball of a time. Well, Lew, Josh and Simon (some friends we've met along the way) are, at the moment, climbing Volcan Lanin...the largest Volcano of the Patagonia Region and that borders both the Argentina and Chilean border. The volcano trek sounded tempting, but the 14 hr summit wasnt so appealing, so instead I caught a bus to Pucon, Chile to bath in the hot springs and take in the beautiful scenery. The weather is supposed to good,...

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Apr 13, 2005 - Pucon

Pucon is the outdoor adventure capital of southern Chile and "a must stop on the gringo trail", according to the Lonely Planet, so we thought we had better drop in as we were passing. I should point out, Gringo basically means 'English speaking western visitor to south america'. In particular, people who look a bit like me, blonde hair etc (i.e. obviously foreign!) are called gringos by the locals. Apparently it's not usually used by Spanish speakers in a derogatory way but there has been the occasional instance where it's been shouted out...

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